2022 end-of-year rugby union internationals

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The 2022 end of year rugby union tests, also known as the 2022 Autumn internationals, were a number of rugby union test matches played during the months of October and November. Some of the games were known as the Autumn Nations Series for marketing purposes. Also involved in matches were some second-tier teams. These international games count towards World Rugby's ranking system, with a team typically playing from two to four matches during this period.

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Fixtures

October

29 October 2022
14:50 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg31–38Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Try: Yamasawa 35' c
Nagare 39' c
Dearns 55' c
Himeno 77' c
Con: Yamasawa (2/2) 36', 40'
Lee (2/2) 56', 77'
Pen: Yamasawa (1/1) 18'
Report Try: Retallick 10' c
Ennor 24' c
Reece 31' c
Clarke 41' c
Sotutu 59' c
Con: Mo'unga (5/5) 11', 26', 33', 42', 60'
Pen: Mo'unga (1/1) 80+1'
National Stadium, Tokyo [1]
Attendance: 65,188
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)

Notes:


29 October 2022
17:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg15–16Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Try: Smith 10' m
Kinghorn 42' c
Con: Kinghorn (1/2) 43'
Pen: Kinghorn (1/2) 53'
Report Try: Slipper 60' c
Con: Foley (1/1) 62'
Pen: Foley (3/3) 15', 40+1', 70'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh [2]
Attendance: 65,286
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Notes:

4/5/6 November

4 November 2022
19:45 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland A  IRFU flag.svg19–47Flag of New Zealand.svg  All Blacks XV
Try: Frawley 36' c
Moore 57' m
Deegan 76' c
Con: Frawley (1/1) 37'
Crowley (1/2) 77'
Report Try: Stevenson (2) 10' c, 25' m
McAlister 20' c
Love 41' c
Ennor 53' c
Lam 60' c
McKenzie 72' c
Con: McKenzie (6/7) 12', 21', 42', 54', 61', 73'
RDS Arena, Dublin [3] [4]
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

5 November 2022
13:00 EET (UTC+2)
Romania  Flag of Romania.svg30–23Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Try: Septar 9' c
Simionescu 25' c
Cojocaru 72' c
Con: Boldor (2/2) 11', 26'
Popa (1/1) 73'
Pen: Boldor (1/2) 17'
Popa (2/3) 35', 62'
Report Try: Saavedra 31' m
Böhme 49' m
M. Garafulic 66' c
Con: Videla (1/3) 67'
Pen: Videla (2/3) 60', 76'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

Notes:


5 November 2022
14:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg49–17Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
Try: Brex 21' c
Bruno (2) 23' c, 60' c
Ioane (2) 40' m, 44' c
Cannone 54' c
Con: Allan (3/4) 22', 24', 46'
Garbisi (2/2) 55', 61'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 10', 28'
Garbisi (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Seuteni 51' c
Paia'aua 71' m
McFarland 79' m
Con: Leuila (1/3) 52'
Stadio Plebiscito, Padua [5]
Attendance: 8,457
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)

Notes:


5 November 2022
13:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg28–12Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Try: Turner 7' c
Hastings 39' c
Van der Merwe 49' c
B. White 74' c
Con: Hastings (2/2) 8', 41'
Kinghorn (2/2) 51', 74'
Report Try: Tuicuvu 14' m
Rotuisolia 23' c
Con: Botitu (1/1) 24'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh [6] [2]
Attendance: 58,046
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Notes:


5 November 2022
15:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg23–55Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Try: Dyer 25' c
Tipuric 51' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 26', 51'
Pen: Anscombe (3/3) 31', 40+1', 45'
Report Try: Taylor (2) 11' c, 19' c
J. Barrett (2) 34' m, 77' c
A. Smith (2) 47' c, 54' c
Savea 65' c
Taukei'aho 80+1' c
Con: Mo'unga (5/6) 12', 20', 48', 54', 65'
B. Barrett (2/2) 78', 80+2'
Pen: Mo'unga (1/1) 5'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff [7]
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Notes:

  • Rio Dyer and Sam Costelow (both Wales) made their international debuts.
  • Aaron Smith (New Zealand) earned his 113th test cap, surpassing Dan Carter as the most-capped back in All Blacks history.
  • Ofa Tu'ungafasi (New Zealand) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Referee Wayne Barnes became the second referee to officiate his 100th test match, and also equalled Nigel Owens' record for the most test matches refereed.
  • New Zealand equaled their record points total against Wales, matching the total of 55 achieved in June 2003. It was also their highest points total away to the Welsh, breaking the previous record of 54 set in October 2021.

5 November 2022
17:30 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  IRFU flag.svg19–16Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Try: Van der Flier 46' m
Hansen 50' m
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 3', 35', 74'
Report Try: Mostert 67' m
Arendse 77' m
Pen: Willemse (1/2) 9'
Kolbe (1/1) 40+2'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin [8] [9]
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)

Notes:


5 November 2022
18:30 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg6–40Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
Pen: Vinuesa (2/2) 6', 40'Try: Moli 30' c
Havili 36' m
Funaki (2) 74' c, 80' c
Fifita 77' m
Con: Havili (3/5) 31', 74', 80+1'
Pen: Havili (2/2) 3', 61'
Mausia (1/1) 10'
Estadio Ciudad de Málaga, Málaga
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia)

Notes:


5 November 2022
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  Flag of France.svg30–29Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Try: Marchand 40+1' c
Penaud 76' m
Con: Ramos (1/2) 40+2'
Pen: Ramos (6/7) 7', 10', 33', 38', 47', 73'
Report Try: Foketi 17' c
Campbell 57' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 17', 59'
Pen: Foley (4/5) 4', 13', 43', 66'
Hodge (1/1) 75'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis [14]
Attendance: 79,000
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

Notes:


6 November 2022
18:00 GST (UTC+4)
Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg34–18Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Try: Gorgadze (3) 10' c, 21' c, 38' c
Papidze 44' c
Con: Abzhandadze (4/4) 11', 22', 39', 45'
Pen: Abzhandadze (2/3) 8', 69'
Try: Pujadas 29' c
Silva 67' m
Con: Berchesi (1/2) 30'
Pen: Berchesi (2/2) 2', 32'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi [15]
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Notes:


6 November 2022
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
England  Flag of England.svg29–30Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Try: Cokanasiga 24' c
Van Poortvliet 54' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 25', 55'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 12', 36', 42', 60', 66'
Report Try: Boffelli 46' m
S. Carreras 50' c
Con: Boffelli (1/2) 51'
Pen: Boffelli (6/6) 9', 15', 33', 38', 63', 69'
Twickenham Stadium, London [16]
Attendance: 80,790
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Notes:

12/13 November

12 November 2022
13:00 EET (UTC+2)
Tonga  Flag of Tonga.svg39–10Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Try: Lousi 35' c
Pulu 42' c
Fainga'anuku 48' m
Funaki 57' c
Lolohea 79' c
Con: W. Havili (4/5) 36', 43', 59', 80'
Pen: Mausia (1/2) 5'
W. Havili (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Escobar 65' c
Con: Videla (1/1) 30'
Pen: Videla (1/1) 66'
Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest, Romania
Referee: Luc Ramos (France)

12 November 2022
13:00 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  IRFU flag.svg35–17Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
Try: Timoney (2) 15' c, 20' c
Baloucoune 25' c
Hansen 61' c
Healy 74' c
Con: Carbery (3/3) 16', 21', 26'
Crowley (2/2) 62', 75'
Report Try: Ravouvou 4' c
Kuruvoli 64' c
Con: Tela (1/1) 5'
Volavola (1/1) 65'
Pen: Tela (1/1) 23'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin [8]
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Notes:


12 November 2022
14:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg28–27Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Try: Bruno 18' c
Capuozzo (2) 25' c, 64' m
Con: Allan (2/3) 20', 27'
Pen: Allan (2/4) 1', 52'
Padovani (1/1) 74'
Report Try: Wright 30' m
McReight 43' c
Robertson 67' c
Neville 80' m
Con: Lolesio (2/4) 44', 69'
Pen: Lolesio (1/1) 5'
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence [5]
Attendance: 20,321
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

Notes:


12 November 2022
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg25–37Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Try: Limmen 35' c
Wagemaker 75' c
Wierenga 80' m
Con: Lydon (2/3) 36', 76'
Pen: Lydon (2/3) 14', 19'
Report Try: Baude 22' c
Stevens 50' c
Rumball 60' c
Larsen 67' c
Con: Coats (4/4) 23', 51', 61', 68'
Pen: Coats (3/3) 10', 33', 78'
NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam [17]
Referee: Benoit Rousselet (France)

Notes:


12 November 2022
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg34–15Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Try: Del Hoyo 6' c
Merkler 13' m
Pichardie 49' m
Aurrekoetxea 62' c
Mateu 73' c
Con: Vinuesa (1/2) 8'
Güemes (2/3) 63', 74'
Pen: Vinuesa (1/1) 35'
Try: Loubser 26' c
Retief 38' m
Con: Loubser (1/2) 27'
Pen: Loubser (1/1) 53'
Estadio Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Notes:


12 November 2022
18:00 GST (UTC+4)
Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg19–20Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
Try: Tabutsadze 49' m
Kuntelia 66' m
Pen: Abzhandadze (3/4) 11', 29', 72'
Report Try: Manu (2) 14' c, 75' c
Con: Paia'aua (1/1) 15'
Leuila (1/1) 76'
Pen: Paia'aua (2/3) 8', 42'
Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi [15]
Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia)

Notes:

  • Alexander Kuntelia (Georgia) made his international debut.
  • Alexander Todua became the third Georgian to earn their 100th test cap.
  • Samoa recorded their first win over Georgia since 2003, and their first in Georgia.

12 November 2022
15:15 GMT (UTC+0)
England  Flag of England.svg52–13Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Try: Steward 12' c
Smith (2) 25' c, 74' c
Porter (2) 40' c, 50' c
Genge 48' c
Penalty try 70'
Con: Farrell (6/6) 14', 26', 40+2', 49', 52', 75'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 5'
Report Try: Saito 59' c
Con: Lee (1/1) 60'
Pen: Yamasawa (2/2) 32', 35'
Twickenham Stadium, London [16]
Attendance: 81,087
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Notes:


12 November 2022
17:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg20–13Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Try: Faletau 32' c
T. Williams 47' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 33', 49'
Pen: Anscombe (2/2) 37', 63'
Report Try: