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Tri-Nations Factbox

Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Tri-Nations rugby factbox ahead of the 2009 tournament:

SQUADS:

New Zealand:

Backs: Mils Muliaina, Cory Jane, Joe Rokocoko, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Hosea Gear, Isaia Toeava, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Luke McAlister, Stephen Donald, Piri Weepu, Jimmy Cowan, Brendon Leonard

Forwards: Rodney So'oialo, Richie McCaw (captain), Tanerau Latimer, Kieran Read, Jerome Kaino, Jason Eaton, Isaac Ross, Bryn Evans, Brad Thorn, John Afoa, Neemia Tialata, Owen Franks, Tony Woodcock, Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore, Keven Mealamu, Aled de Malmanche.

Australia:

Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Berrick Barnes, Luke Burgess, Quade Cooper, Ryan Cross, Will Genia, Matt Giteau, Peter Hynes, Drew Mitchell, Stirling Mortlock (captain), James O'Connor, Timana Tahu, Lachie Turner.

Forwards: Ben Alexander, Al Baxter, Richard Brown, Pek Cowan, Rocky Elsom, Matt Hodgson, James Horwill, Peter Kimlin, Stephen Moore, Dean Mumm, Wycliff Palu, David Pocock, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson, Nathan Sharpe, George Smith, Phil Waugh.

South Africa:

Backs: Francois Steyn, Zane Kirchner, JP Pietersen, Bryan Habana, Jongi Nokwe, Odwa Ndungane, Adrian Jacobs, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Wynand Olivier, Morne Steyn, Ruan Pienaar, Fourie Du Preez, Ricky Januarie.

Forwards: Pierre Spies, Ryan Kankowski, Heinrich Brussouw, Juan Smith, Danie Rossouw, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Andries Bekker, Johann Muller, John Smit (captain), Deon Carstens, Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthro Steenkamp, Bismarck du Plessis, Chiliboy Rallepele.

TITLES:

New Zealand 9, South Africa 2, Australia 2

STANDINGS

2008: NZ 19, Aust 14, Safrica 10

2007: NZ 13, Aust 9, Safrica 5

2006: NZ 23, Aust 11, Safrica 9

2005: NZ 15, Safrica 13, Aust 3

2004: Safrica 11, Aust 10, NZ 9

2003: NZ 18, Aust 6, Safrica 4

2002: NZ 15, Aust 11, Safrica 7

2001: Aust 11, NZ 9, Safrica 6

2000: Aust 14, NZ 12, Safrica 6

1999: NZ 12, Aust 10, Safrica 4

1998: Safrica 17, Aust 10, NZ 2

1997: NZ 18, Safrica 7, Aust 6

1996: NZ 17, Safrica 6, Aust 6

OVERALL TABLE:

P W D L PF PA B Pts

New Zealand 56 39 0 17 1516 1089 26 182

Australia 56 23 1 32 1173 1314 27 121

South Africa 56 21 1 34 1122 1408 19 105

PLAYER RECORDS

Most games:

Aust - George Gregan 48

NZ - Justin Marshall 35

Safrica - Percy Montgomery 34

Most points:

NZ - Andrew Mehrtens 328

Aust - Matt Burke 271

Safrica - Percy Montgomery 210

Most tries:

NZ - Christian Cullen 16

Aust - Stirling Mortlock 9

Safrica - Breyton Paulse 7

 

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