June Internationals



  • International fixtures May-July 2017

    See for the women's games, the schedule below the men's (9-17 June)
    See for the NZU20s games under the women's schedule (from 31 May)
    For a few listings in other countries, see at the bottom of this post.

    Men

    day date NZT match where watch in NZ
    Mon 29 May 2:00am England v Barbarians London 28 - 14
    Fri 2 June 6.30am Ulster v Barbarians Belfast 28 - 43
    Sat 3 June 7:35pm NZ PROV BAABAAS v B&I Lions Whangarei 7 - 13
    Wed 7 June 7:35pm BLUES v B&I Lions Auckland 22 - 16
    Sat 10 June 5:00pm Australia v Fiji Melbourne 37 - 14
    Sat 10 June 5:40pm Japan v Romania Kumamoto 33 - 21
    Sat 10 June 7:35pm CRUSADERS v B&I Lions Christchurch 3 - 12
    Sun 11 June 0:00am Italy v Scotland Singapore 13 - 34
    Sun 11 June 3:00am South Africa v France Pretoria 37 - 14
    Sun 11 June 7.15am Argentina v England San Juan 34 - 38
    Sun 11 June 9:00am USA v Ireland Harrison, NJ 19 - 55
    Sun 11 June 9:00am Canada v Georgia Calgary 0 - 13
    Tue 13 June 7:35pm HIGHLANDERS v B&I Lions Dunedin 23 - 22
    Fri 16 June 5:30pm Tonga v Wales Auckland 6 - 24
    Fri 16 June 8:00pm NEW ZEALAND v Samoa Auckland 78 - 0
    Sat 17 June 2:30pm Fiji v Italy Suva 22 - 19
    Sat 17 June 5:00pm Japan v Ireland Shizuoka 22 - 50
    Sat 17 June 5:00pm Australia v Scotland Sydney 19 - 24
    Sat 17 June 7:35pm Māori ALL BLACKS v B&I Lions Rotorua 10 - 32
    Sun 18 June 3:00am South Africa v France Durban 37 - 15
    Sun 18 June 7:15am Argentina v England Santa Fe 25 -35
    Sun 18 June 9:00am Canada v Romania Edmonton 9 - 25
    Sun 18 June 11:00am USA v Georgia Atlanta 17 - 21
    Tue 20 June 7:35pm CHIEFS v B&I Lions Hamilton 6 - 34
    Fri 23 June 6:30pm Samoa v Wales Apia 17 - 19
    Sat 24 June 3:00pm Fiji v Scotland Suva 27 - 22
    Sat 24 June 5:00pm Australia v Italy Brisbane 40 - 27
    Sat 24 June 5:40pm Japan v Ireland Tokyo 13 - 35
    Sat 24 June 7:35pm ALL BLACKS v B&I Lions Auckland 30 - 15
    Sun 25 June 3:00am South Africa v France Johannesburg 35 - 12
    Sun 25 June 7:00am Canada v USA (RWC Q) Hamilton (ON) 28 -28
    Sun 25 June 7:15am Argentina v Georgia Jujuy 45 - 29
    Tue 27 June 7:35pm HURRICANES v B&I Lions Wellington 31 -31
    Sat 1 July 2:00pm Tonga v Samoa (RWC Q) Nuku'alofa 30 - 26
    Sat 1 July 7:35pm ALL BLACKS v B&I Lions Wellington 21 - 24
    Sun 2 July 10:00am USA v Canada (RWC Q) San Diego 52 - 16
    Sat 8 July 2:00pm Tonga v Fiji (RWC Q) Nuku'alofa 10 - 14
    Sat 8 July 7:35pm ALL BLACKS v B&I Lions Auckland 15 - 15
    Sat 15 July 1:00pm Samoa v Fiji (RWC Q) Apia Sky Sport 4

    Women

    day date NZT match where results
    Fri 9 June 5:00pm NEW ZEALAND v Canada Wellington 28 - 16
    Fri 9 June 12:30pm Australia v England Porirua 10 - 53
    Tue 13 June 12:30pm Canada v England Christchurch 20 - 27
    Tue 13 June 2:45pm NEW ZEALAND v Australia Christchurch 44 - 17
    Sat 17 June 12:30pm Australia v Canada Rotorua 5 - 45
    Sat 17 June 4:15pm NEW ZEALAND v England Rotorua 21 - 29

    NZ U20

    day date NZT match where results
    Wed 31 May 9:00pm NZU20 v Scotland U20 Georgia 42 - 20
    Sun 4 June 11:30pm NZU20 v Italy U20 Georgia 68 - 26
    Thu 8 June 11:30pm NZU20 v Ireland U20 Georgia 69 - 3
    Wed 14 June 4:30am SF: NZU20 v France U20 Georgia 39 - 26
    Sun 18 June 8:00pm 11th: Samoa U20 v Argentina U20 Georgia 42- 53
    Sun 18 June 9:00pm 9th: Ireland U20 v Georgia U20 Georgia 24 - 18
    Sun 18 June 10:30pm 5th: Scotland U20 v Australia U20 Georgia 24 - 17
    Sun 18 June 11:30pm Bronze: South Africa U20 v France U20 Georgia 37 - 15
    Mon 19 June 1:00am 7th: Wales U20 v Italy U20 Georgia 25 - 24
    Mon 19 June 2:00am F: NZU20 v England U20 Georgia 17 - 64

    Australia (AEST)
    All Blacks v B&I Lions (Sat, k/o: 5:35pm): Fox Sports channel 501

    France
    All Blacks v B&I Lions III (Sat, k/o: 9:35am): Canal+Sport (replays Sat, 9:10pm; Sun, 6:45pm)

    Ireland
    All Blacks v B&I Lions III (Sat, k/o: 8:35am): Sky Sports 1

    UK
    All Blacks v B&I Lions III (Sat, k/o: 8:35am): Sky Sports 1

    South Africa
    All Blacks v B&I Lions III (Sat, k/o: 9:35am): Super Sport 1 & CSN



  • Eddie Jones has named the England squad for their Argentina tour in June:

    Forwards
    Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley – captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps).

    Backs
    Mike Brown – vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care – vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford – vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped).

    Unavailable for selection due to injury: Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Sam Jones (Wasps)

    http://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-name-squad-for-argentina-tour/



  • @Stargazer said in June Internationals:

    Eddie Jones has named the England squad for their Argentina tour in June:

    Forwards
    Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley – captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps).

    Backs
    Mike Brown – vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care – vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford – vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped).

    Unavailable for selection due to injury: Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Sam Jones (Wasps)

    http://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-name-squad-for-argentina-tour/

    WTF!

    Now we know why Piers Francis was so keen to leave the Blues. Eddie had a word in his ear.



  • Bloody hell!



  • What does Christian Wade have to do?



  • Wow, that is out of left field! Hadn't heard any goss about Francis being in the mix for England.



  • @Paekakboyz said in June Internationals:

    Wow, that is out of left field! Hadn't heard any goss about Francis being in the mix for England.

    Not really. Once capped, always capped. Not that I think he was remotely in the "NZ Project Player" category, but they might as well shut the gate for good.

    What are the odds on a solitary cap?



  • Denny Solomona is an interesting one too. Definately coming, but its got to be one people don't feel great about. Especially Wade.

    Huge amount of interest in how Sam Underhill goes. He's been the messaih for a long time for such a young guy



  • @Billy-Tell said in June Internationals:

    @Paekakboyz said in June Internationals:

    Wow, that is out of left field! Hadn't heard any goss about Francis being in the mix for England.

    Not really. Once capped, always capped. Not that I think he was remotely in the "NZ Project Player" category, but they might as well shut the gate for good.

    What are the odds on a solitary cap?

    Doubt they need to nail him in place for the sake of it. Eddie will have watched his play, known he is unlikely to be in the AB sights and made an approach. Francis is a pom and is going to play in the Premiership anyway. There is no need to secure him further.
    I would be fairly sure that the overture from the England camp helped in his decision to return home though.
    Good on him. He has taken a big risk moving to NZ to prove his credentials and it took him a while to fight his way up as well. Bit of good fortune moving to CM when Tana was going to the Blues but he no doubt worked hard to show his worth. Now he gets to go home and be an international player.



  • Nah, Underhill is so last year.

    It's all about the 18 year old Curry twins in the back row now. And Mercer who missed out here but was the star of the U20 6N.

    Obviously a big eye on development with this squad with youngsters in for perhaps more deserving players in their mid 20's (Wade, Robson, Taylor etc). Eddie's certainly made the JWC more challenging by selecting 5 current U20s:

    Ben Curry (back row)
    Tom Curry (back row)
    Nick Isiekwe (lock)
    Jack Maunder (9)
    Joe Cokanasiga (wing)



  • Harry Mallinder looks to be the England version of Jordie B. Big tall multi-skilled back possibly destined for the 12 jersey.



  • So with Francis being released for England during the Super rugby break he won't be playing for the Blues against the Lions. The Blues game is on June 7 and the 1st test in Argentina is on June 10. West and Gatland in the squad.



  • @Bovidae said in June Internationals:

    So with Francis being released for England during the Super rugby break he won't be playing for the Blues against the Lions. The Blues game is on June 7 and the 1st test in Argentina is on June 10. West and Gatland in the squad.

    The NZ Provincial Barbarians game is on June 4 and Gatland has been named in that squad. So I'd guess West starting, and maybe Gatland on the bench if he has recovered well from the game on the 4th. Assuming Perofeta, if healthy, will be with NZU20s. Who's next in line?



  • @Bovidae said in June Internationals:

    So with Francis being released for England during the Super rugby break he won't be playing for the Blues against the Lions. The Blues game is on June 7 and the 1st test in Argentina is on June 10. West and Gatland in the squad.

    Good spotting.

    Geez West is frustrating isn't he. He looks to have the necessaries to play Super Rugby well but just doesn't produce when he gets on the field. With a bit of confidence he could play like BB light but just seems to freeze up.
    Maybe T will prime him up for this game and see if he can gain confidence from it?



  • @Stargazer That's what I was meaning, West starting and Gatland backing up in the reserves.



  • @Stargazer Wiseguy Fiane and D'angelo Leuila are in the U20 and dev squads for the Blues. The latter has five caps for Samoa and is only 20.



  • @Paekakboyz said in June Internationals:

    Wow, that is out of left field! Hadn't heard any goss about Francis being in the mix for England.

    Certainly not based on his Blues form.



  • Depending who he puts in the matchday 23 Eddie seems keen to blood some youngsters. Suggests that he's looking beyond 2019, not for himself necessarily, but least with a view to ensuring a good deep selection pool of capped prospects for his successor.



  • @Disgusted-of-TW said in June Internationals:

    Depending who he puts in the matchday 23 Eddie seems keen to blood some youngsters. Suggests that he's looking beyond 2019, not for himself necessarily, but least with a view to ensuring a good deep selection pool of capped prospects for his successor.

    I think it's more to do with his RWC plan. He has said he can't expect to win without depth unless very lucky and is trying to create that depth.



  • Wow. Congrats Piers Francis. I think it's kinda awesome.

    Ollie Jäger will be interested in that.

    I'm ok with foreign players in SR, although having only 5 teams means someone needs to be really, really vigilant that there is no foreign build up in certain positions (ChrisB I recall pointed out this situation at tight head prop at the moment).

    If nothing else, surely some foreigners helps with the overseas broadcast deals.