2006 New Zealand rugby union tour
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The 2006 New Zealand rugby union tour of Argentina and Europe was a series of matches played in June 2006 in Argentina and in November in England France and Wales by New Zealand national rugby union team, that won all five match

In Argentina

One match played in June in Argentina: the All Blacks came from behind at half-time to defeat Argentina at José Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires. The All Blacks had just completed a two to nil test series win over Ireland, and Argentina had were also coming off a two test series win, over Wales. 15 of New Zealand's 25 points came from Daniel Carter.

Argentina moved to an early lead with Federico Todeschini kicking a penalty goal after five minutes of play. The scores were levelled by Daniel Carter in the 9th minute with a penalty goal for New Zealand. Full-back Leon MacDonald scored the first try of the match to put the All Blacks in front. A successful penalty goal by Todeschini in the 18th minute narrowed the All Blacks' lead. Argentina moved in front with a try to Martín Durand in the 20th minute, with Todeschini adding the conversion. Argentina's lead was extended with another successful penalty goal by Todeschini in the 29th minute. The All Blacks were able to fight back in the remaining ten minutes of the first half, with a try to Carter in the 30th minute, which he also converted. Argentina entered half-time, leading 16 to 15.

The All Blacks picked up where they left off in the latter stages of the first half, with a try to Scott Hamilton eight minutes into the second half, which was converted by Carter. Todeschini was successful with penalty goal in the 52nd minute, as was Carter for the All Blacks five minutes later. Two yellow cards were given out during the last fifteen minutes of the game with José María Núñez Piossek of Argentina getting the first, and All Blacks' try scorer McDonald getting one a few minutes later. The score remained 25 to 19 through to the end of the match to see the All Blacks hold onto the win.[1]

Match details

24 June 2006
20:40 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina 19–25 New Zealand
Try: Durand
Con: Todeschini
Pen: Todeschini (4)
Try: Carter
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (2)
José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

In Europe

First test: England

After the victory in the 2006 Tri Nations, the All Blacks unbeaten in 2006, came in Europe to play four tests, with England, France (twice) and Wales.

5 November 2006
15:30 GMT
England 20–41 New Zealand
Try: Noon
Con: Hodgson
Pen: Hodgson
ReportTry: Mauger
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (5)
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,076
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

Second test: France

11 November 2006
21:00 CET
France 3–47 New Zealand
Drop: FritzReportTry: Sivivatu (2)
Con: Carter (3)
Pen: Carter (2)
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 42,393[2]
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

Third Test: France

18 November 2006
21:00 CET
France 11–23 New Zealand
Try: Heymans
Pen: Yachvili (2)
ReportTry: Rokocoko
Con: Carter (2)
Pen: Carter (3)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Chris White (England)

Fourth test: Wales

25 November 2006
17:00 GMT
Wales 10–45 New Zealand
Try: M. Williams
Con: Hook
Pen: S. Jones
[3]Try: McAllister
Sivivatu (3)
Penalty try
Con: Carter (2)
N. Evans (2)
Pen: Carter (4)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)


  1. ^ "Argentina 19–25 New Zealand". BBC Sport. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ All Blacks vs France, 11 Nov 2006 on All Blacks Statistics
  3. ^ "Wales left floundering in All Black hurricane". The Observer. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2013.