June Internationals 2018

DanDango

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The 2018 mid-year rugby union internationals (also known as the summer internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) will be international rugby union matches that will mostly be played in the Southern Hemisphere during the June international window.

The matches are part of World Rugby's global rugby calendar (2012–19). The global calendar gives Tier 2 nations the opportunity to play Tier 1 nations outside the November International Window, increasing competitiveness from the Tier 2 sides ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_mid-year_rugby_union_internationals
 
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Fixtures:

2 June 2018
South Africa v Wales
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States[1]
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)


9 June 2018
14:45 JST (UTC+09)
Japan v Italy
Oita Bank Dome, Oita [2]
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

9 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand v France
Eden Park, Auckland[3]
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

9 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia v Ireland
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[4]
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

9 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa v England
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg[5]
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

9 June 2018
16:00 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina v Wales
Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan[6]
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

9 June 2018
19:00 MDT (UTC-06)
Canada v Scotland
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton[7][8]
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)

9 June 2018
Fiji v Romania
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

9 June 2018
United States v Russia
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver[9]
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)

9 June 2018
Tonga v Georgia
ANZ National Stadium, Suva, Fiji
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)


16 June 2018
14:00 JST (UTC+09)
Japan v Italy
Noevir Stadium, Kobe [2]
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)

16 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand v France
Westpac Stadium, Wellington[3]
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

16 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia v Ireland
AAMI Park, Melbourne[4]
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

16 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa v England
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein[5]
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

16 June 2018
Argentina v Wales
Estadio B.G. Estanislao López, Santa Fe[6]
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

16 June 2018
Canada v Russia
Twin Elm Rugby Park, Ottawa
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

16 June 2018
Fiji v Georgia
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

16 June 2018
Tonga v Romania
ANZ National Stadium, Suva, Fiji
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

16 June 2018
United States v Scotland
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston[7][9]
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)


23 June 2018
14:45 JST (UTC+09)
Japan v Georgia
Toyota Stadium, Toyota[2]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

23 June 2018
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand v France
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin[3]
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

23 June 2018
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia v Ireland
Allianz Stadium, Sydney[4]
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

23 June 2018
17:05 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa v England
DHL Newlands, Cape Town[5]
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

23 June 2018
16:00 ADT (UTC-03)
Canada v United States
Wanderers Grounds, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)

23 June 2018
Argentina v Scotland
Estadio Centenario, Resistencia[7][10]
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

23 June 2018
Fiji v Tonga
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

23 June 2018
Romania v Georgia

ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
 
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In 2016 England will tour Australia and play three Tests, Wales will tour New Zealand for three Tests, Ireland will tour South Africa for three Tests, and France will tour Argentina for two Tests.
I thought England were coming here...

EDIT: How old is this article?
 

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Fixtures:

Week One
Friday 10 June South Africa A v England Saxons Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein TBA TBA
Saturday 11 June Samoa v Georgia Apia Park Apia Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) TBA
Saturday 11 June New Zealand v Wales Auckland Wayne Barnes (England) 19.35
Saturday 11 June Australia v England Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Romain Poite (France) TBA
Saturday 11 June South Africa vs Ireland Newlands, Cape Town Mathieu Raynal (France) 17.00
Saturday 11 June Canada v Japan BC Place Vancouver Federico Anselmi (Argentina) TBA
Saturday 11 June Argentina v Italy TBA TBA TBA
Week Two
Tuesday 14 June Chiefs v Wales FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton TBA TBA
Friday 17 June South Africa A v England Saxons Outeniqua Park, George TBA TBQ
Saturday 18 June New Zealand v Wales Wellington Jaco Peyper (South Africa) 19.35
Saturday 18 June Australia v England AAMI Park, Melbourne Craig Joubert (South Africa) TBA
Saturday 18 June Japan v Scotland, Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) TBA
Saturday 18 June South Africa vs Ireland Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg Glen Jackson (New Zealand) 17.00
Saturday 18 June Canada v Russia Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary Shuhei Kubo (Japan) TBA
Saturday 18 June United States v Italy Avaya Stadium, San Jose Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa) TBA
Saturday 18 June Argentina v France Atlético Tucumán John Lacey (Ireland) TBA
Week Three
Saturday 25 June Fiji v Georgia, ANZ Stadium, Suva JP Doyle (England) TBA
Saturday 25 June Japan v Scotland Ajinomoto Stadium, Chofu, Tokyo Marius Mitrea (Italy) TBA
Saturday 25 June New Zealand v Wales Dunedin Jérôme Garcès (France) 19.35
Saturday 25 June Australia v England Allianz Stadium, Sydney Nigel Owens (Wales) TBA
Saturday 25 June South Africa vs Ireland Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE Glen Jackson (New Zealand) 17.00
Saturday 25 June Canada v Italy BMO Field, Toronto Alexandre Ruiz (France) TBA
Saturday 25 June Argentina v France Atlético Tucumán Wayne Barnes (England) TBA
Saturday 25 June United States v Russia Bonney Field, Sacramento Matthew Carley (England) TBA

Super Rugby resumes with Round 15 on the 1st of July.

Read more: http://www.superxv.com/june-internationals-fixtures/#ixzz5Enyqy5Ag
You sure those aren't last year's fixtures?
 

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Thanks, will update.
Lol, not sure what site you're getting that from but they need to up their game. SA vs England in Brisbane and Melbourne? :D

EDIT: Oh I see what's happened. It's a formatting issue...
 

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Lol, not sure what site you're getting that from but they need to up their game. SA vs England in Brisbane and Melbourne? :D

EDIT: Oh I see what's happened. It's a formatting issue...
Fixed the format. Monday:crying:
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing him running out at flyhalf for the June Internationals...

SUPER RUGBY'S MOST POTENT ATTACKING WEAPON

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WHILE THE DEBATE OVER WHO SHOULD DON THE SPRINGBOKS NO.10 JERSEY HEATS UP AS THE JUNE TEST WINDOW NEARS, ONE PLAYER HAS SEPARATED HIMSELF FROM THE PACK.

Robert du Preez has emerged as a point-scoring machine since joining the Durban-based Sharks, leading the competition in points after 12 weeks of competition and declaring himself the most potent offensive weapon in Super Rugby.

While an outlandish call at first glance, there’s no doubt that du Preez has the numbers to back up the claim.

Du Preez’s point production has been on another level in 2018.

The first five-eighth has scored 132 points and four tries, good for best in the competition and best among his position respectively. That amounts to 13.2 points every outing, and when you throw in du Preez’s competition-leading seven try assists he is responsible for 16.7 Sharks points every game. He also ranks fourth in the competition in line-break assists (12), showing great awareness to put his teammates into space.

His 38-point outing against the Blues – the third highest single-game haul in Super Rugby history, where he kicked a perfect 13/13 from the tee and scored a try for good measure – and his 18-point effort against the Highlanders – where he outscored the New Zealand side by himself after scoring a try and converting six flawless kick attempts – stand out in what has been a breakthrough season for Du Preez, who has become the leader of one of the highest scoring teams in Super Rugby.
More at rugby365.com
 

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Du Preez and Pollard have been making a strong case, imo. Strong kickers and ball-runners, both.

I wonder who the 9 will be. Might make a difference in who would work best with either of them.
 

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A second string springbok team should wipe the floor with the Welsh second string team.... SHOULD, but alas
 

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S**t. From rugby365.com

HOOKER BLOW FOR BOKS

BREAKING NEWS: SPRINGBOK COACH RASSIE ERASMUS WAS DEALT A MASSIVE BLOW AHEAD OF HIS FIRST TEST IN CHARGE.

Lions hooker Malcolm Marx, rated as the premier hooker in the world, has been ruled out for six weeks - making him unavailable for the Tests against Wales and England.

Marx has a high-grade hamstring tendon tear.

He does not require surgery and is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.

Marx was injured in the Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington last weekend.

The 23-year-old made his debut for the Springboks against the All Blacks on 17 September 2016.

He has scored three tries in his 14 Tests and was rated one of the certainties to feature in Erasmus' first Test series.

The Boks tackle Wales in the American capital, Washington, on June 2, before taking on England in a three-Test series on home soil - Johannesburg (June 9), Bloemfontein (June 16) and Cape Town (June 23).
 

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The All Blacks squad for the June tests against France.

Forwards:

Hookers

Nathan Harris (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 11)
Codie Taylor (27, Crusaders / Canterbury, 29)

Props

Owen Franks (30, Crusaders / Canterbury, 95)
Joe Moody (29, Crusaders /Canterbury, 31)
Tim Perry (29, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (27, Hurricanes / Wellington, 1)
Ofa Tuungafasi (26, Blues / Auckland, 14)

Locks

Scott Barrett (24, Crusaders / Taranaki, 16)
Brodie Retallick (26, Chiefs / Hawke's Bay, 68)
Samuel Whitelock (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 96) - Captain

Loose Forwards

Sam Cane (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 53) - vice-captain
Vaea Fifita (25, Hurricanes / Wellington, 5)
Shannon Frizell (24, Highlanders / Tasman, uncapped)
Ardie Savea (24, Hurricanes / Wellington, 22)
Liam Squire (27, Highlanders / Tasman, 15)
Jordan Taufua (26, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)
Luke Whitelock (27, Highlanders / Canterbury, 2)

Backs:

Halfbacks

TJ Perenara (26, Hurricanes / Wellington, 42)
Aaron Smith (29, Highlanders / Manawatu, 71)
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (23, Chiefs / Taranaki, uncapped)

First five-eighths

Beauden Barrett (27, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 62)
Damian McKenzie (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 12)
Richie Mo'unga (24, Crusaders / Canterbury, uncapped)

Midfielders

Ryan Crotty (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 32)
Jack Goodhue (22, Crusaders / Northland, uncapped)
Ngani Laumape (25, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 4)
Anton Lienert-Brown (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 22)
Sonny Bill Williams (32, Blues / Counties Manukau, 46)

Outside backs

Jordie Barrett (21, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 2)
Rieko Ioane (21, Blues / Auckland, 13)
Nehe Milner-Skudder (27, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 11)
Waisake Naholo (27, Highlanders /Taranaki, 18)
Ben Smith (30, Highlanders /Otago, 64) - Vice-captain
Gotta feel for Ben Lam missing out. I'd probably have put him in ahead of Naholo at this point.
 
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Erasmus names Springbok squad for June Tests
https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Springboks/erasmus-names-springbok-squad-for-june-tests-20180526

The Springbok squad for the June internationals (in order of name, position, franchise, Test caps, points):


Forwards (24):
Nizaam Carr (loose forward, DHL Stormers, 5, 0)
Bismarck du Plessis (hooker, Montpellier, France, 79, 55 - 11t)
Dan du Preez (loose forward, Cell C Sharks, 3, 0)
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward, Cell C Sharks, 10, 10 - 2t)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock, DHL Stormers, 32, 20 - 4t)
Thomas du Toit (prop, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Jason Jenkins (lock, Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)
Steven Kitshoff (prop, DHL Stormers, 23, 5 - 1t)
Siya Kolisi (loose forward, DHL Stormers, 28, 20 - 4t)
Wilco Louw (prop, DHL Stormers, 5, 0)
Frans Malherbe (prop, DHL Stormers, 17, 0)
Bongi Mbonambi (hooker, DHL Stormers, 14, 5 - 1t)
Oupa Mohojé (loose forward, Toyota Cheetahs 18, 0)
Franco Mostert (lock, Emirates Lions, 18, 5 - 1t)
Tendai Mtawarira (prop, Cell C Sharks, 98, 10 - 2t)
Ox Nche (prop, Toyota Cheetahs, uncapped)
Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward, DHL Stormers, uncapped)
Trevor Nyakane (prop, Vodacom Bulls, 37, 5 - 1t)
Marvin Orie (lock, Emirates Lions, uncapped)
Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker, Cell C Sharks 23, 5 - 1t)
Kwagga Smith (loose forward, Emirates Lions, uncapped)
RG Snyman (lock, Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)
Akker van der Merwe (hooker, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Duane Vermeulen (loose forward, Toulon, France, 39, 10 - 2t)


Backs (19):
Lukhanyo Am (centre, Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)
Curwin Bosch (utility back Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)
Damian de Allende (centre, DHL Stormers, 28, 15 - 3t)
Faf de Klerk (scrumhalf, Sale Sharks, England, 11, 0)
Robert du Preez (flyhalf, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Aphiwe Dyantyi (wing, Emirates Lions, uncapped)
André Esterhuizen (centre, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Warrick Gelant (fullback, Vodacom Bulls, 2, 5 - 1t)
Travis Ismaiel (wing, Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)
Elton Jantjies (flyhalf, Emirates Lions, 23, 203 - 2t, 38c, 39p)
Jesse Kriel (centre, Vodacom Bulls, 29, 40 - 8t)
Willie le Roux (fullback, Wasps, England, 41, 50 - 10t)
Makazole Mapimpi (wing, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Sibusiso Nkosi (wing, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
Embrose Papier (scrumhalf, Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)
Handré Pollard (flyhalf, Vodacom Bulls, 26, 218 - 3t, 37c, 40p, 3d)
Frans Steyn (utility back, Montpellier, France, 56, 132 - 10t, 5c, 21p, 3d)
Ivan van Zyl (scrumhalf, Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)
Cameron Wright (scrumhalf, Cell C Sharks, uncapped)
 

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England had a pakslae,

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2018/05/27/england-vs-barbarians-live-score-updates/

England 45 Barbarians 63: Chris Ashton scores hat-trick as Eddie Jones' men humbled at Twickenham

There were red faces all round at Twickenham, the spectators burned by the sun, England burnished by the shame of losing to a scratch Barbarians side for the first time in four years and conceding the most amount of points at home in 108 years of rugby at HQ.

The fixture was meant to be a loosener ahead of the tour to South Africa and even though England were without their Saracens and Exeter players, this was a ramshackle, chastening performance.

The Quilter Cup may not have Test-match status, but there is little doubt that after a desperately poor 2018 Six Nations Championship, England needed a boost. Instead, this is yet another set-back ahead of their departure for South Africa on Saturday. The Springboks at Ellis Park in a fortnight’s time has a nightmarish tinge to it.

And if such a public embarrassment needed any extra twist to it, it was provided by one of the Barbarians’ star turns, Toulon’s Chris Ashton. An Englishman in exile, Ashton made sure that everyone back in this country would have an appreciation of what they are missing with a hat-trick of tries scored by the 25th minute, all of them trademark sharp-eyed, sharp-heeled acts of athleticism.

England had few answers to the Barbarians’ power plays, and the visitors led 21-0 within 12 minutes. They scored nine tries in all, with Fijian centre Semi Radradra unstoppable by the sheer strength of his running and the elan of his passing.

The BaaBaas made 751 metres across a coruscating afternoon, beating 34 defenders and making 12 clean breaks. On a day of such joyful rugby from them, with verve and nerve in equal measure, the memory bank on overload, it is actually the cold stats that are so arresting. England missed 34 tackles, the normally implacable Chris Robshaw having six blobs against his name.

As per Barbarians conventions, they had only three training sessions together and spent each and every midweek night out to dinner and events with each other, a no-holds-barred, fancy dress, 70s-themed party the highlight.

There was little upbeat news for England. Elliot Daly looked the part at full-back, although that experiment didn’t last long as a reshuffle was needed when centre Henry Trinder went off with a head injury, Danny Cipriani coming on. Tom Curry battled manfully on the flank while fly-half George Ford quelled the doubters with a typically perceptive and engaged performance.

Of course, the full England side would have more clout and substance to it, and would not be brushed aside in defence as happened against the Barbarians. Those Saracen reinforcements are much needed.

Continued
Criticism everywhere online today...
 
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