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2017 Rugby Championship
2017 Rugby Championship
Date
Countries Argentina
 Australia
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
 New Zealand
Freedom Cup New Zealand
 Australia
Puma Trophy Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Tries scored87 (7.25 per match)
Attendance367,318 (30,610 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Bernard Foley (80)
Most triesAustralia Israel Folau (5)
New Zealand Rieko Ioane (5)
2016
2018

The 2017 Rugby Championship was the sixth edition of the expanded annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, featuring Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. The competition is operated by SANZAAR, a joint venture of the four countries' national unions.

The tournament started on 19 August with Australia hosting reigning champions New Zealand and South Africa hosting Argentina. The tournament ran for eight weeks with two bye weeks, ending on 7 October when New Zealand visited South Africa and Australia played in Argentina.

Background

The tournament is operated by SANZAAR and known for sponsorship reasons as The Castle Rugby Championship in South Africa, The Investec Rugby Championship in New Zealand, The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship in Australia and The Personal Rugby Championship in Argentina.

Format

The format for the 2017 tournament was similar to that of previous editions. Each side played the other once at home, and once away, giving a total of six matches each, and twelve in total. A win earned a team four league points, a draw two league points, and a loss by eight or more points zero league points. A bonus point was earned in one of two ways: by scoring at least three tries more than the opponent in a match, or by losing within seven points. The competition winner was the side with the most points at the end of the tournament.[1]

Table

Place Nation Games Points[2] Try
Bonus
Losing
Bonus
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1 6 6 0 0 246 119 +127 4 0 28
2  Australia 6 2 2 2 195 179 +16 2 1 15
3 6 2 2 2 152 170 -18 1 1 14
4  Argentina 6 0 0 6 110 235 -125 0 0 0

Results

Round 1

19 August 2017
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  34-54  New Zealand
Try: Rona 51' c
Kuridrani 54' c
Beale 60' c
Folau 68' c
Con: Foley (4/4) 52', 55', 61', 68'
Pen: Foley (2/2) 4', 15'
Report[3] Try: Squire 9' c
Ioane (2) 17' m, 20' c
Crotty (2) 24' c, 40' c
Williams 33' c
McKenzie 42' c
B. Smith 47' c
Con: B. Barrett (7/8) 11', 21', 25', 34', 40', 44', 48'
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 54,846
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Henry Speight
OC 13 Samu Kerevi Substituted off 40
IC 12 Kurtley Beale
LW 11 Curtis Rona Substituted off 67
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 49
N8 8 Sean McMahon Substituted off 63
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Ned Hanigan
RL 5 Adam Coleman
LL 4 Rory Arnold Substituted off 49
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted off 50
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 40
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 60
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted in 40
PR 17 Tom Robertson Substituted in 60
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 50
LK 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 49
N8 20 Lopeti Timani Substituted in 63
SH 21 Nick Phipps Substituted in 49
CE 22 Reece Hodge Substituted in 67
CE 23 Tevita Kuridrani Substituted in 40
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
FB 15 Damian McKenzie Substituted off 66
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Ryan Crotty Substituted off 49
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Rieko Ioane
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 52
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane
BF 6 Liam Squire Substituted off 62
RL 5 Sam Whitelock Substituted off 60
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Owen Franks Substituted off 43
HK 2 Codie Taylor Substituted off 66
LP 1 Joe Moody Substituted off 50 Substituted in 64
Replacements:
HK 16 Nathan Harris Substituted in 66
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 50 Substituted off 64
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 43
LK 19 Luke Romano Substituted in 60
FL 20 Ardie Savea Substituted in 62
SH 21 TJ Perenara Substituted in 52
FH 22 Lima Sopoaga Substituted in 66
CE 23 Anton Lienert-Brown Substituted in 49
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Ryan Crotty (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Curtis Rona (Australia) made his international debut.
  • The 54 points scored by New Zealand is the most they have ever scored against Australia.[4]

19 August 2017
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  37-15  Argentina
Try: Skosan 36' c
Rhule 51' c
Kolisi 65' c
Du Toit 71' c
Con: Jantjies (4/4) 37', 53', 66', 73'
Pen: Jantjies (3/3) 11', 19', 48'
Report[5] Try: Landajo 31' m
Boffelli 58' c
Con: Hernández (1/1) 59'
Pen: Sánchez (1/2) 44'
FB 15 Andries Coetzee
RW 14 Raymond Rhule
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein Substituted off 72
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies Substituted off 76
SH 9 Ross Cronjé Substituted off 62
N8 8 Uzair Cassiem
OF 7 Jaco Kriel Substituted off 59
BF 6 Siya Kolisi
RL 5 Franco Mostert Substituted off 59
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted off 72
HK 2 Malcolm Marx Substituted off 72
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 55
Replacements:
HK 16 Bongi Mbonambi Substituted in 72
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff Substituted in 55
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 72
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 59
FL 20 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted in 59
SH 21 Francois Hougaard Substituted in 62
FH 22 Curwin Bosch Substituted in 76
CE 23 Damian de Allende Substituted in 72
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee

Man of the Match:
Coenie Oosthuizen (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Curwin Bosch (South Africa) made his international debut.
  • Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa) earned his thirtieth consecutive Rugby Championship cap, breaking the record previously held by Bryan Habana (South Africa).[6]

Round 2

26 August 2017
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  35-29  Australia
Try: Ioane 21 c
A. Smith 40' c
B. Barrett (2) 60' c, 77' c
B. Smith 70' c
Con: B. Barrett (5/5) 22', 40', 62', 72', 78'
Report[7] Try: Folau 1' m
Hooper 10' c
Foley 14' m
Genia 66' m
Beale 76' c
Con: Foley (2/5) 11', 76'
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Attendance: 27,085
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Damian McKenzie
RW 14 Ben Smith
OC 13 Ryan Crotty Substituted off 27 Substituted in 39 Substituted off 67
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 62 Substituted in 67 Substituted off 73
LW 11 Rieko Ioane
FH 10 Beauden Barrett Substituted off 45 Substituted in 54
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 67
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane Substituted off 11
BF 6 Liam Squire Substituted off 76
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 62
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 67
LP 1 Joe Moody Substituted off 67
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor Substituted in 67
PR 17 Kane Hames Substituted in 67
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 62
LK 19 Scott Barrett Substituted in 76
FL 20 Ardie Savea Substituted in 11
SH 21 TJ Perenara Substituted in 67
FH 22 Lima Sopoaga Substituted in 45 Substituted off 54 Substituted in 73
CE 23 Anton Lienert-Brown Substituted in 27 Substituted off 39 Substituted in 62
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Dane Haylett-Petty Substituted off 62
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Kurtley Beale
LW 11 Henry Speight
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia
N8 8 Sean McMahon
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Ned Hanigan Substituted off 62
RL 5 Rory Arnold
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 64
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted off 40
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 38
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 63
Replacements:
HK 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted in 38
PR 17 Tom Robertson Substituted in 63
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 40
LK 19 Izack Rodda Substituted in 64
N8 20 Lopeti Timani Substituted in 62
SH 21 Nick Phipps
CE 22 Reece Hodge Substituted in 62
WG 23 Curtis Rona
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika

Man of the Match:
Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:


26 August 2017
16:30 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  23-41  South Africa
Try: Moyano 27' c
Moroni 58' c
Con: Hernandez (1/1) 28'
Sánchez (1/1) 59'
Pen: Boffelli (2/2) 3', 60'
Hernandez (1/1) 43'
Report[11] Try: Kolisi (2) 19' c, 48' c
Jantjies 38' c
Penalty try 56'
du Preez 77' c
Con: Jantjies (4/4) 20', 38', 48', 79'
Pen: Jantjies (2/4) 27', 71'
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Ramiro Moyano Substituted off 56
OC 13 Matías Orlando
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Emiliano Boffelli
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández Substituted off 56
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 56
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37 to 47
OF 7 Tomás Lezana Substituted off 49
BF 6 Pablo Matera Substituted off 57
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini Yellow card 56 Red card
LL 4 Matías Alemanno
TP 3 Ramiro Herrera Substituted off 49
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 56
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 56
PR 17 Santiago García Botta
PR 18 Enrique Pieretto Substituted in 49
LK 19 Marcos Kremer Substituted in 57
FL 20 Javier Ortega Desio Substituted in 49
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 56
FH 22 Nicolás Sánchez Substituted in 56
CE 23 Matías Moroni Substituted in 56
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
FB 15 Andries Coetzee Temporarily suspended from 59' to 69' 59 to 69
RW 14 Raymond Rhule
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein Substituted off 71
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies
SH 9 Francois Hougaard Substituted off 56
N8 8 Uzair Cassiem Substituted off 51
OF 7 Jaco Kriel
BF 6 Siya Kolisi
RL 5 Franco Mostert Substituted off 51
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted off 53
HK 2 Malcolm Marx Substituted off 76
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 51
Replacements:
HK 16 Bongi Mbonambi Substituted in 76
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff Substituted in 51
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 53
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 51
FL 20 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted in 51
SH 21 Rudy Paige Substituted in 56
FH 22 Curwin Bosch
CE 23 Damian de Allende Substituted in 71
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee

Man of the Match:
Siya Kolisi (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • South Africa earn their first Rugby Championship bonus point victory in Argentina.[12]

Round 3

9 September 2017
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  39-22  Argentina
Try: Milner-Skudder 7' m
Lienert-Brown 17' m
Dagg 36' m
Fifita 50' c
McKenzie 62' c
B. Barrett 77' c
Con: Sopoaga (3/3) 52', 64', 79'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/2) 69'
Report[13] Try: Sánchez 40' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 40'
Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 13', 49'
Boffelli (2/2) 24', 42'
Drop: Sánchez (1/1) 28'
Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Attendance: 22,118
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Damian McKenzie
RW 14 Israel Dagg Substituted off 49
OC 13 Anton Lienert-Brown
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 75
LW 11 Nehe Milner-Skudder
FH 10 Beauden Barrett Temporarily suspended from 49' to 59' 49 to 59
SH 9 TJ Perenara Substituted off 64
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Ardie Savea Substituted off 43
BF 6 Vaea Fifita
RL 5 Brodie Retallick
LL 4 Luke Romano Substituted off 52
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 67
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 67
LP 1 Joe Moody Substituted off 64
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor Substituted in 67
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 64
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 67
LK 19 Scott Barrett Substituted in 52
FL 20 Sam Cane Substituted in 43
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 64
FH 22 Lima Sopoaga Substituted in 49
CE 23 Ngani Laumape Substituted in 75
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Santiago Cordero Substituted off 67
OC 13 Matías Moroni Substituted off 38 Substituted in 40
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente Substituted off 69
LW 11 Emiliano Boffelli
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 64
N8 8 Benjamín Macome Substituted off 60
OF 7 Javier Ortega Desio
BF 6 Pablo Matera
RL 5 Matías Alemanno Substituted off 60
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Substituted off 64
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 64
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted off 69
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 64
PR 17 Santiago García Botta Substituted in 69
PR 18 Enrique Pieretto Substituted in 64
LK 19 Marcos Kremer Substituted in 60
FL 20 Tomás Lezana Substituted in 60
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 64
FH 22 Santiago González Iglesias Substituted in 69
CE 23 Matías Orlando Substituted in 38 Substituted off 40 Substituted in 67
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade

Man of the Match:
Vaea Fifita (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)


9 September 2017
18:00 AWST (UTC+08)
Australia  23-23  South Africa
Try: Beale 26' c
Polota-Nau 46' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 28', 47'
Pen: Foley (3/3) 7', 40', 69'
Report[14] Try: JA. Kriel 24' c
Marx 58' c
Con: Jantjies (2/2) 26', 59'
Pen: Jantjies (3/3) 3', 53', 67'
nib Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 17,528
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Henry Speight Substituted off 69
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani Substituted off 75
IC 12 Kurtley Beale
LW 11 Reece Hodge
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 70
N8 8 Sean McMahon Substituted off 61
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Ned Hanigan
RL 5 Adam Coleman
LL 4 Rory Arnold Substituted off 57
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 61
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 17 Substituted in 26 Substituted off 69
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 67
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 17 Substituted off 26 Substituted in 69
PR 17 Tom Robertson Substituted in 67
PR 18 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted in 61
LK 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 57
FL 20 Jack Dempsey Substituted in 61
SH 21 Nick Phipps Substituted in 70
CE 22 Samu Kerevi Substituted in 75
WG 23 Curtis Rona Substituted in 69
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
FB 15 Andries Coetzee
RW 14 Raymond Rhule
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies
SH 9 Ross Cronjé Substituted off 65
N8 8 Uzair Cassiem Substituted off 54
OF 7 Jaco Kriel
BF 6 Siya Kolisi
RL 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted off 65
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Coenie Oosthuizen Substituted off 69 Substituted in 75
HK 2 Malcolm Marx
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 54
Replacements:
HK 16 Bongi Mbonambi
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff Substituted in 54
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 69 Substituted off 75
LK 19 Lood de Jager Substituted in 65
FL 20 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted in 54
SH 21 Francois Hougaard Substituted in 65
FH 22 Handré Pollard
CE 23 Damian de Allende
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee

Man of the Match:
Kurtley Beale (Australia)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Jordan Uelese (Australia) made his international debut.
  • Tevita Kuridrani (Australia) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was the first draw between Australia and South Africa since their 14-14 draw in 2001.

Round 4

16 September 2017
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  57-0  South Africa
Try: Ioane 16' c
Milner-Skudder (2) 20' c, 52' m
S. Barrett 33' c
Retallick 36' c
Tu'ungafasi 63' c
Sopoaga 73' c
Taylor 80' c
Con: B. Barrett (7/8) 18', 21', 35', 37', 64', 74', 80'
Pen: B. Barrett (1/1) 13'
Report[15]
QBE Stadium, Albany
Attendance: 30,021
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Damian McKenzie
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder Substituted off 53
OC 13 Ryan Crotty
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 53
LW 11 Rieko Ioane
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 57
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane Substituted off 57
BF 6 Liam Squire Substituted off 27
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brodie Retallick
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 51
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 57
LP 1 Kane Hames Substituted off 42
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor Substituted in 57
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 42
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 51
LK 19 Scott Barrett Substituted in 27
FL 20 Ardie Savea Substituted in 57
SH 21 TJ Perenara Substituted in 57
FH 22 Lima Sopoaga Substituted in 53
CE 23 Anton Lienert-Brown Substituted in 53
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen
FB 15 Andries Coetzee
RW 14 Raymond Rhule
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein Substituted off 69
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies Substituted off 57
SH 9 Francois Hougaard Substituted off 58
N8 8 Uzair Cassiem
OF 7 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted off 51
BF 6 Siya Kolisi
RL 5 Franco Mostert Substituted off 44
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Ruan Dreyer Substituted off 54
HK 2 Malcolm Marx Substituted off 57
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 44
Replacements:
HK 16 Bongi Mbonambi Substituted in 57
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff Substituted in 44
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 54
LK 19 Lood de Jager Substituted in 44
LK 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 51
SH 21 Rudy Paige Substituted in 58
FH 22 Handré Pollard Substituted in 57
CE 23 Damian de Allende Substituted in 69
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee

Man of the Match:
Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • This is South Africa's biggest defeat in test rugby, surpassing the previous 50 point-margin set in the 2002 game against England.[16]
  • This is South Africa's largest-ever losing margin against New Zealand, surpassing the previous 42 point-margin set in the previous game at Durban.[17]
  • New Zealand retain the Freedom Cup.

16 September 2017
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  45-20  Argentina
Try: Folau (2) 28' c, 54' c
Kepu 48' c
Genia 71' c
Phipps 73' c
Uelese 80' c
Con: Foley (6/6) 30', 49', 54', 73', 75', 80'
Pen: Foley (1/1) 5'
Report[18] Try: Landajo 22' c
Moroni 77' c
Con: Sánchez (2/2) 23', 78'
Pen: Sánchez (2/3) 14', 35'
GIO Stadium Canberra, Canberra
Attendance: 14,229
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Henry Speight Substituted off 49
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani Substituted off 64
IC 12 Kurtley Beale
LW 11 Reece Hodge
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 73
N8 8 Sean McMahon
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Ned Hanigan Substituted off 59
RL 5 Adam Coleman
LL 4 Rob Simmons Substituted off 54
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 64
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 49 Substituted in 61 Substituted off 73
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 67
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 49 Substituted off 61 Substituted in 73
PR 17 Tom Robertson Substituted in 67
PR 18 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted in 64
LK 19 Izack Rodda Substituted in 54
FL 20 Jack Dempsey Substituted in 59
SH 21 Nick Phipps Substituted in 73
CE 22 Samu Kerevi Substituted in 64
WG 23 Marika Koroibete Substituted in 49
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
FB 15 Emiliano Boffelli
RW 14 Matías Moroni
OC 13 Matías Orlando
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente Substituted off 73
LW 11 Ramiro Moyano Substituted off 40
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez
SH 9 Martín Landajo Substituted off 61
N8 8 Tomás Lezana
OF 7 Javier Ortega Desio Substituted off 70
BF 6 Pablo Matera Substituted off 64
RL 5 Matías Alemanno
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal Substituted off 69
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Substituted off 64 Substituted in 70
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 61
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted off 73
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 61
PR 17 Santiago García Botta Substituted in 73
PR 18 Enrique Pieretto Temporarily suspended from 72' to 80' 72 to 80 Substituted in 64
LK 19 Marcos Kremer Substituted in 69
FL 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted in 64
SH 21 Tomás Cubelli Substituted in 61
FH 22 Santiago González Iglesias Substituted in 73
WG 23 Manuel Montero Substituted in 40
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade

Man of the Match:
Bernard Foley (Australia)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Round 5

30 September 2017
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  27-27  Australia
Try: Dreyer 17' c
Serfontein 42' c
Skosan 48' c
Con: Jantjies (3/3) 17', 43', 50'
Pen: Jantjies (2/3) 25', 69'
Report[19] Try: Folau 10' c
Koroibete (2) 45' c, 55' c
Con: Foley (3/3) 11', 46', 57'
Pen: Foley (2/2) 22', 34'
FB 15 Andries Coetzee
RW 14 Dillyn Leyds
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein Substituted off 69
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies
SH 9 Ross Cronjé Substituted off 74
N8 8 Uzair Cassiem Substituted off 18
OF 7 Francois Louw Substituted off 65
BF 6 Siya Kolisi
RL 5 Franco Mostert
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c)
TP 3 Ruan Dreyer Substituted off 57
HK 2 Malcolm Marx
LP 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substituted off 57
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 Steven Kitshoff Substituted in 57
PR 18 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 57
LK 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit Substituted in 65
FL 20 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted in 18
SH 21 Rudy Paige Substituted in 74
FH 22 Handré Pollard
CE 23 Damian de Allende Substituted in 69
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Marika Koroibete
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Kurtley Beale Substituted off 74
LW 11 Reece Hodge
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 75
N8 8 Sean McMahon
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Jack Dempsey Substituted off 52
RL 5 Adam Coleman Substituted off 61
LL 4 Izack Rodda Substituted off 46
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 61
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 61
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 69
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 61
PR 17 Tom Robertson Substituted in 69
PR 18 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted in 61
LK 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 46
FL 20 Ned Hanigan Substituted in 52
LK 21 Lukhan Tui Substituted in 61
SH 22 Nick Phipps Substituted in 75
CE 23 Samu Kerevi Substituted in 74
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika

Man of the Match:
Kurtley Beale (Australia)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Bernard Foley (Australia) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Lukhan Tui (Australia) made his international debut.
  • Australia retain the Mandela Challenge Plate.
  • This marks the first time that Australia avoided defeat on South African soil in the Rugby Championship.

30 September 2017
19:30 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  10-36  New Zealand
Try: Leguizamón 52' c
Con: Sánchez (1/1) 54'
Pen: Sánchez (1/1) 4'
Report[20] Try: Read (2) 6' m, 26' c
McKenzie 15' c
Naholo 19' c
Havili 80' c
Con: B. Barrett (4/5) 16', 20', 27', 80'
Pen: B. Barrett (1/1) 3'
FB 15 Joaquín Tuculet
RW 14 Matías Moroni
OC 13 Matías Orlando Substituted off 57
IC 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
LW 11 Emiliano Boffelli
FH 10 Nicolás Sánchez Substituted off 54
SH 9 Tomás Cubelli Substituted off 32
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
OF 7 Tomás Lezana Substituted off 69 Substituted in 77
BF 6 Pablo Matera Substituted off 50
RL 5 Tomás Lavanini Temporarily suspended from 21' to 31' 21 to 31 Substituted off 50 Substituted in 79
LL 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal Substituted off 79
TP 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Substituted off 42 Substituted in 69 Substituted off 77
HK 2 Agustín Creevy (c) Substituted off 59
LP 1 Lucas Noguera Paz Substituted off 54
Replacements:
HK 16 Julián Montoya Substituted in 59
PR 17 Santiago García Botta Substituted in 54
PR 18 Ramiro Herrera Temporarily suspended from 66' to 76' 66 to 76 Substituted in 42
LK 19 Marcos Kremer Substituted in 50
FL 20 Javier Ortega Desio Substituted in 50
SH 21 Martín Landajo Substituted in 32
CE 22 Juan Martín Hernández Substituted in 54
WG 23 Santiago Cordero Substituted in 57
Coach:
Argentina Daniel Hourcade
FB 15 Damian McKenzie
RW 14 Waisake Naholo
OC 13 Anton Lienert-Brown
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams Substituted off 61
LW 11 Rieko Ioane Substituted off 69
FH 10 Beauden Barrett
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 50
N8 8 Kieran Read (c) Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50 to 60
OF 7 Matt Todd Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37 to 47 Substituted off 65
BF 6 Vaea Fifita Substituted off 65
RL 5 Scott Barrett
LL 4 Luke Romano
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 50
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 54
LP 1 Kane Hames Substituted off 46
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor Substituted in 54
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 46
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 50
LK 19 Patrick Tuipulotu Substituted in 65
FL 20 Ardie Savea Substituted in 65
SH 21 TJ Perenara Substituted in 50
CE 22 Ngani Laumape Substituted in 61
CE 23 David Havili Substituted in 69
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Damian McKenzie (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

Round 6

7 October 2017
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  24-25  New Zealand
Try: Cronjé 44' c
Du Preez 63' c
Marx 77' c
Con: Jantjies (2/2) 44', 78'
Pollard (1/1) 65'
Pen: Jantjies (1/2) 9'
Report[21] Try: Crotty 31' m
Ioane 58' c
McKenzie 68' c
Con: Sopoaga (2/2) 59', 70'
Pen: B. Barrett (1/1) 11'
Sopoaga (1/2) 75'
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 47,342
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Andries Coetzee
RW 14 Dillyn Leyds
OC 13 Jesse Kriel
IC 12 Jan Serfontein Substituted off 61
LW 11 Courtnall Skosan
FH 10 Elton Jantjies Substituted off 54 Substituted in 70
SH 9 Ross Cronjé
N8 8 Francois Louw
OF 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
BF 6 Siya Kolisi Substituted off 54
RL 5 Lood de Jager Substituted off 54 Substituted in 75
LL 4 Eben Etzebeth (c) Substituted off 75
TP 3 Ruan Dreyer Substituted off 50
HK 2 Malcolm Marx
LP 1 Steven Kitshoff Substituted off 77
Replacements:
HK 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
PR 17 Trevor Nyakane Substituted in 77
PR 18 Wilco Louw Substituted in 50
LK 19 Franco Mostert Substituted in 54
FL 20 Jean-Luc du Preez Substituted in 54
SH 21 Rudy Paige
FH 22 Handré Pollard Substituted in 54 Substituted off 70
CE 23 Damian de Allende Red card 75 Substituted in 61
Coach:
South Africa Allister Coetzee
FB 15 Damian McKenzie
RW 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder Substituted off 40+7
OC 13 Ryan Crotty
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Rieko Ioane
FH 10 Beauden Barrett Substituted off 32
SH 9 Aaron Smith Substituted off 59
N8 8 Kieran Read (c)
OF 7 Sam Cane Substituted off 46
BF 6 Liam Squire
RL 5 Scott Barrett Substituted off 65
LL 4 Sam Whitelock
TP 3 Nepo Laulala Substituted off 45
HK 2 Dane Coles Substituted off 45
LP 1 Kane Hames Substituted off 45
Replacements:
HK 16 Codie Taylor Substituted in 45
PR 17 Wyatt Crockett Substituted in 45
PR 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi Substituted in 45
LK 19 Patrick Tuipulotu Substituted in 65
FL 20 Matt Todd Substituted in 46
SH 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow Substituted in 59
FH 22 Lima Sopoaga Substituted in 32
CE 23 David Havili Substituted in 40+7
Coach:
New Zealand Steve Hansen

Man of the Match:
Damian McKenzie (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Wilco Louw (South Africa) made his international debut.

7 October 2017
19:30 AST (UTC-03)
Argentina  20-37  Australia
Try: Alemanno 24' c
González Iglesias 56' c
Con: Sánchez (2/2) 25', 57'
Pen: Sánchez (2/2) 29', 37'
Report[22] Try: Koroibete 19' m
Hodge (2) 33' m, 76' c
Foley 51' c
Genia 60' c
Con: Foley (3/5) 52', 62', 78'
Pen: Foley (2/5) 14', 70'
FB 15 Israel Folau
RW 14 Marika Koroibete Substituted off 73
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Kurtley Beale Substituted off 67
LW 11 Reece Hodge
FH 10 Bernard Foley
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 73
N8 8 Sean McMahon Substituted off 64
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 Jack Dempsey
RL 5 Adam Coleman
LL 4 Izack Rodda Substituted off 54
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 53
HK 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau Substituted off 64
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 64
Replacements:
HK 16 Stephen Moore Substituted in 64
PR 17 Tetera Faulkner Substituted in 64
PR 18 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted in 53
LK 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 54
LK 20 Lukhan Tui Substituted in 64
SH 21 Nick Phipps Substituted in 73
CE 22 Samu Kerevi Substituted in 67
WG 23 Henry Speight Substituted in 73
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika

Man of the Match:
Reece Hodge (Australia)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This is the first time since the first and second round of the 2014 Rugby Championship, that the starting XV for Australia has remained the same in consecutive weeks, a career first for Michael Cheika.

Statistics

Current as of 30 September 2017.[23][24]

Squads

Summary

Note: Ages, caps and clubs/franchises are of 19 August 2017 - the starting date of the tournament

Argentina

On 20 July 2017, Argentina named a 33-man squad for the Championship.[25]

1 On 22 August, Felipe Arregui was added to the squad as injury cover for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro who was injured in the opening round of the Championship.[26]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy (c) Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 32) 62 Argentina Jaguares
Julián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 23) 32 Argentina Jaguares
Felipe Arregui 1 Prop (1994-06-09)9 June 1994 (aged 23) 0 Argentina Jaguares
Santiago García Botta Prop (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 25) 15 Argentina Jaguares
Ramiro Herrera Prop (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 (aged 28) 34 Argentina Jaguares
Lucas Noguera Paz Prop (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 (aged 23) 34 Argentina Jaguares
Enrique Pieretto Prop (1994-12-15)15 December 1994 (aged 22) 16 Argentina Jaguares
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 1 Prop (1989-06-11)11 June 1989 (aged 28) 33 Argentina Jaguares
Matías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 25) 34 Argentina Jaguares
Marcos Kremer Lock (1997-07-30)30 July 1997 (aged 20) 3 Argentina Jaguares
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 24) 32 Argentina Jaguares
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 22) 27 Argentina Jaguares
Rodrigo Báez Flanker (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 28) 17 Argentina Jaguares
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 34) 77 Argentina Jaguares
Tomás Lezana Flanker (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 (aged 23) 13 Argentina Jaguares
Pablo Matera Flanker (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 24) 37 Argentina Jaguares
Javier Ortega Desio Flanker (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 27) 34 Argentina Jaguares
Benjamín Macome Number 8 (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 31) 24 Argentina Jaguares
Leonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 33) 46 Argentina Jaguares
Gonzalo Bertranou Scrum-half (1993-12-31)31 December 1993 (aged 23) 5 Argentina Jaguares
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 28) 58 Australia Brumbies
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 29) 69 Argentina Jaguares
Santiago González Iglesias Fly-half (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 29) 32 Argentina Jaguares
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 28) 53 Argentina Jaguares
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 26) 30 Argentina Jaguares
Bautista Ezcurra Centre (1995-04-21)21 April 1995 (aged 22) 0 Argentina Jaguares
Juan Martín Hernández Centre (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 35) 68 Argentina Jaguares
Matías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 26) 22 Argentina Jaguares
Matías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 25) 24 Argentina Jaguares
Emiliano Boffelli Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 22) 2 Argentina Jaguares
Santiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 23) 30 Argentina Jaguares
Manuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 25) 26 Argentina Jaguares
Ramiro Moyano Fullback (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 27) 15 Argentina Jaguares
Joaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 28) 43 Argentina Jaguares

Australia

On 19 July, Michael Cheika named a 38-man extended training squad ahead of the Championship.[27] Brumbies players were left out of the initial squad with their involvement in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

On 26 July, Cheika added seven Brumbies players to the squad following their conclusion in the Super Rugby.[28]

On 4 August, Cheika named Australia's final squad for the Championship, reducing the squad from 45 to 34.[29]Jermaine Ainsley, Sam Carter, Pekahou Cowan, Sef Fa'agase, Richard Hardwick and Campbell Magnay missed out on the squad, while Karmichael Hunt, Tolu Latu, Eto Nabuli and Sefa Naivalu was omitted due to injury. Taniela Tupou still ineligible for international duty.

1 On 1 September, Tolu Latu was called up as cover for Stephen Moore, withdrew for personal reasons, ahead of the third-round game against South Africa.[30]

2 On 7 September, Dane Haylett-Petty was ruled out for the rest of the Championship due to injury.[31] He was later replaced by Tom Banks on the 10 September.[32]

3 On 11 September, Lukhan Tui was added to the squad ahead of the fourth round, replacing Kane Douglas was dropped from the squad.[33]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Tolu Latu 1 Hooker (1993-02-23)23 February 1993 (aged 24) 4 Waratahs / NSW Country Eagles
Stephen Moore 1 Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 34) 120 Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 32) 71 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Jordan Uelese Hooker (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 20) 0 Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Allan Alaalatoa Prop (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 23) 12 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Tetera Faulkner Prop (1988-07-26)26 July 1988 (aged 29) 2 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 31) 80 Waratahs / Greater Sydney Rams
Tom Robertson Prop (1994-08-28)28 August 1994 (aged 22) 9 Waratahs / NSW Country Eagles
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 25) 32 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Rory Arnold Lock (1990-07-01)1 July 1990 (aged 27) 12 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Adam Coleman Lock (1991-10-07)7 October 1991 (aged 25) 12 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Kane Douglas 3 Lock (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 28) 31 Queensland Reds / Brisbane City
Izack Rodda Lock (1996-08-20)20 August 1996 (aged 20) 0 Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 28) 71 Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Lukhan Tui 3 Lock (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 20) 0 Queensland Reds / Brisbane City
Jack Dempsey Flanker (1994-04-12)12 April 1994 (aged 23) 1 Waratahs / Sydney Rays
Ned Hanigan Flanker (1995-04-11)11 April 1995 (aged 22) 3 Waratahs / NSW Country Eagles
Michael Hooper (c) Flanker (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 25) 68 Waratahs / Sydney Rays
Sean McMahon Flanker (1994-06-18)18 June 1994 (aged 23) 15 Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Adam Korczyk Number 8 (1995-02-14)14 February 1995 (aged 22) 0 Queensland Reds / Brisbane City
Lopeti Timani Number 8 (1990-09-28)28 September 1990 (aged 26) 7 Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 29) 78 Melbourne Rebels
Nick Phipps Scrum-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 28) 52 Waratahs / Greater Sydney Rams
Joe Powell Scrum-half (1994-04-11)11 April 1994 (aged 23) 2 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 27) 45 Waratahs / NSW Country Eagles
Kurtley Beale Centre (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 28) 60 Waratahs / Greater Sydney Rams
Reece Hodge Centre (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 22) 13 Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Samu Kerevi Centre (1993-09-27)27 September 1993 (aged 23) 8 Queensland Reds / Brisbane City
Tevita Kuridrani Centre (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 26) 47 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Bill Meakes Centre (1991-02-23)23 February 1991 (aged 26) 0 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Dane Haylett-Petty 2 Wing (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 28) 17 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Marika Koroibete Wing (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 25) 0 Melbourne Rebels / Melbourne Rising
Izaia Perese Wing (1997-05-17)17 May 1997 (aged 20) 0 Queensland Reds / Queensland Country
Curtis Rona Wing (1992-05-26)26 May 1992 (aged 25) 0 Western Force / Perth Spirit
Henry Speight Wing (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 29) 12 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Tom Banks 2 Fullback (1994-06-18)18 June 1994 (aged 23) 0 Brumbies / Canberra Vikings
Israel Folau Fullback (1989-04-03)3 April 1989 (aged 28) 55 Waratahs / Greater Sydney Rams

New Zealand

New Zealand's 34-man squad for the Championship.[34] Damian McKenzie was named in the squad as a later replacement for Ben Smith who goes on a sabbatical following the opening two rounds.

1 On 10 August, Jordie Barrett withdrew from the squad due to injury and was replaced by David Havili.[35]

2 On 13 August, Dane Coles was ruled out of the first round of the Rugby Championship and Ricky Riccitelli was called as cover.[36]

3 On 20 August, Kane Hames, Akira Ioane and Atu Moli temporarily joined the squad ahead of the second round of the Championship.[37]

4 On 24 August, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen was called up to the squad after Owen Franks was ruled out of the second-round game against Australia.[38] Franks was later ruled out for the remainder of the Championship.[39]

5 On 4 September, Blake Gibson was called up to the squad as injury cover for Sam Cane.[40]

6 On 10 September, Joe Moody was ruled out for the remaining matches in the Championship and Kane Hames was recalled as his replacement.[41]

7 On 18 September, Matt Todd and Patrick Tuipulotu were added to the squad for the final two rounds, away to Argentina and South Africa.[42]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 30) 49 Hurricanes / Wellington
Nathan Harris Hooker (1992-03-08)8 March 1992 (aged 25) 8 Chiefs / Bay of Plenty
Ricky Riccitelli 2 Hooker (1995-02-03)3 February 1995 (aged 22) 0 Hurricanes / Taranaki
Codie Taylor Hooker (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 26) 19 Crusaders / Canterbury
Wyatt Crockett Prop (1983-01-24)24 January 1983 (aged 34) 62 Crusaders / Canterbury
Owen Franks 4 Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 29) 94 Crusaders / Canterbury
Kane Hames 3, 6 Prop (1988-08-28)28 August 1988 (aged 28) 1 Chiefs / Tasman
Nepo Laulala Prop (1991-11-06)6 November 1991 (aged 25) 4 Chiefs / Counties Manukau
Atunaisa Moli 3 Prop (1995-06-12)12 June 1995 (aged 22) 0 Chiefs / Waikato
Joe Moody 6 Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 28) 28 Crusaders / Canterbury
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen 4 Prop (1990-11-19)19 November 1990 (aged 26) 1 Hurricanes / Wellington
Ofa Tu'ungafasi Prop (1992-04-19)19 April 1992 (aged 25) 4 Blues / Auckland
Scott Barrett Lock (1993-11-20)20 November 1993 (aged 23) 8 Crusaders / Taranaki
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 26) 64 Chiefs / Hawke's Bay
Luke Romano Lock (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 31) 26 Crusaders / Canterbury
Patrick Tuipulotu 7 Lock (1993-01-23)23 January 1993 (aged 24) 12 Blues / Auckland
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 28) 88 Crusaders / Canterbury
Sam Cane 5 Flanker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 25) 44 Chiefs / Bay of Plenty
Vaea Fifita Flanker (1992-06-17)17 June 1992 (aged 25) 1 Hurricanes / Wellington
Blake Gibson 5 Flanker (1995-04-19)19 April 1995 (aged 22) 0 Blues / Auckland
Jerome Kaino Flanker (1983-04-06)6 April 1983 (aged 34) 81 Blues / Auckland
Ardie Savea Flanker (1993-10-14)14 October 1993 (aged 23) 16 Hurricanes / Wellington
Liam Squire Flanker (1991-03-20)20 March 1991 (aged 26) 8 Highlanders / Tasman
Matt Todd 7 Flanker (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 29) 8 Crusaders / Canterbury
Akira Ioane 3 Number 8 (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 22) 0 Blues / Auckland
Kieran Read (c) Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 31) 100 Crusaders / Counties Manukau
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Half-back (1990-08-15)15 August 1990 (aged 27) 25 Chiefs / Waikato
TJ Perenara Half-back (1992-01-23)23 January 1992 (aged 25) 33 Hurricanes / Wellington
Aaron Smith Half-back (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 28) 62 Highlanders / Manawatu
Beauden Barrett First five-eighth (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 26) 53 Hurricanes / Taranaki
Lima Sopoaga First five-eighth (1991-02-03)3 February 1991 (aged 26) 7 Highlanders / Southland
Ryan Crotty Centre (1988-09-23)23 September 1988 (aged 28) 27 Crusaders / Canterbury
David Havili 1 Centre (1994-12-23)23 December 1994 (aged 22) 0 Crusaders / Tasman
Ngani Laumape Centre (1993-04-22)22 April 1993 (aged 24) 2 Hurricanes / Manawatu
Anton Lienert-Brown Centre (1995-04-15)15 April 1995 (aged 22) 13 Chiefs / Waikato
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 32) 36 Blues / Waikato
Israel Dagg Wing (1988-06-06)6 June 1988 (aged 29) 65 Crusaders / Hawke's Bay
Rieko Ioane Wing (1997-03-18)18 March 1997 (aged 20) 4 Blues / Auckland
Nehe Milner-Skudder Wing (1990-12-15)15 December 1990 (aged 26) 8 Hurricanes / Manawatu
Waisake Naholo Wing (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 26) 13 Highlanders / Taranaki
Jordie Barrett 1 Fullback (1997-02-15)15 February 1997 (aged 20) 2 Hurricanes / Taranaki
Damian McKenzie Fullback (1995-04-25)25 April 1995 (aged 22) 2 Chiefs / Waikato
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 31) 62 Highlanders / Otago

South Africa

On 5 August, coach Allister Coetzee named a 34-man squad for the Championship.[43]

1 On 14 August, Ruan Dreyer was called up as injury cover for Frans Malherbe who could miss the whole Championship.[44]

2 On 20 August, Jano Vermaak was called as injury cover for Ross Cronjé after Cronjé suffered an ankle injury in the opening round.[45]

3 On 9 September, Coenie Oosthuizen was ruled our for the rest of the tournament after sustaining an injury in the third round. Wilco Louw was called up to replace him.[46]

4 On 20 September, Francois Louw, S'busiso Nkosi and Louis Schreuder were added to the squad, with Louw and Schreuder replacing Jaco Kriel and Francois Hougaard in the squad.[47]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Malcolm Marx Hooker (1994-07-13)13 July 1994 (aged 23) 5 South Africa Lions
Bongi Mbonambi Hooker (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 26) 8 South Africa Stormers
Chiliboy Ralepelle Hooker (1986-09-11)11 September 1986 (aged 30) 22 South Africa Sharks
Ruan Dreyer 1 Prop (1990-09-16)16 September 1990 (aged 26) 1 South Africa Lions
Lizo Gqoboka Prop (1990-03-24)24 March 1990 (aged 27) 0 South Africa Bulls
Steven Kitshoff Prop (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 25) 13 South Africa Stormers
Wilco Louw 3 Prop (1994-07-20)20 July 1994 (aged 23) 0 South Africa Stormers
Frans Malherbe 1 Prop (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 26) 17 South Africa Stormers
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 32) 90 South Africa Sharks
Trevor Nyakane Prop (1989-05-04)4 May 1989 (aged 28) 28 South Africa Bulls
Coenie Oosthuizen 3 Prop (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 28) 26 South Africa Sharks
Lood de Jager Lock (1992-12-17)17 December 1992 (aged 24) 29 South Africa Bulls
Pieter-Steph du Toit Lock (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 24) 23 South Africa Stormers
Eben Etzebeth (c) Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 25) 57 South Africa Stormers
Franco Mostert Lock (1990-11-27)27 November 1990 (aged 26) 10 South Africa Lions / Japan Ricoh Black Rams
Uzair Cassiem Flanker (1990-03-17)17 March 1990 (aged 27) 1 South Africa Cheetahs
Jean-Luc du Preez Flanker (1995-08-05)5 August 1995 (aged 22) 4 South Africa Sharks
Siya Kolisi Flanker (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 26) 19 South Africa Stormers
Jaco Kriel 4 Flanker (1989-08-21)21 August 1989 (aged 27) 8 South Africa Lions / Japan Kubota Spears
Francois Louw 4 Flanker (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 32) 52 England Bath
Oupa Mohojé Flanker (1990-08-03)3 August 1990 (aged 27) 17 South Africa Cheetahs
Dan du Preez Number 8 (1995-08-05)5 August 1995 (aged 22) 0 South Africa Sharks
Ross Cronjé 2 Scrum-half (1989-07-26)26 July 1989 (aged 28) 2 South Africa Lions
Francois Hougaard 4 Scrum-half (1988-04-06)6 April 1988 (aged 29) 42 England Worcester Warriors
Rudy Paige Scrum-half (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 28) 8 South Africa Bulls
Louis Schreuder 4 Scrum-half (1990-04-25)25 April 1990 (aged 27) 0 South Africa Sharks
Jano Vermaak 2 Scrum-half (1985-01-01)1 January 1985 (aged 32) 3 South Africa Stormers
Curwin Bosch Fly-half (1997-06-25)25 June 1997 (aged 20) 0 South Africa Sharks
Elton Jantjies Fly-half (1990-08-01)1 August 1990 (aged 27) 14 South Africa Lions / Japan NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Handré Pollard Fly-half (1994-03-11)11 March 1994 (aged 23) 20 South Africa Bulls
Damian de Allende Centre (1991-11-25)25 November 1991 (aged 25) 22 South Africa Stormers
Jesse Kriel Centre (1994-02-15)15 February 1994 (aged 23) 19 South Africa Bulls
Jan Serfontein Centre (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 24) 29 South Africa Bulls
Francois Venter Centre (1991-04-19)19 April 1991 (aged 26) 3 South Africa Cheetahs
Dillyn Leyds Wing (1992-09-12)12 September 1992 (aged 24) 3 South Africa Stormers
S'busiso Nkosi 4 Wing (1996-01-21)21 January 1996 (aged 21) 0 South Africa Sharks
Raymond Rhule Wing (1992-11-06)6 November 1992 (aged 24) 3 South Africa Cheetahs
Courtnall Skosan Wing (1991-07-24)24 July 1991 (aged 26) 3 South Africa Lions
Andries Coetzee Fullback (1990-03-01)1 March 1990 (aged 27) 3 South Africa Lions
Warrick Gelant Fullback (1995-05-20)20 May 1995 (aged 22) 0 South Africa Bulls

See also

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