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Ball in Play: November, Week 3

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:39
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In Week 3 of the November Tests, Jan Taljaard tells us that the ball was in play longest in the Twickenham match in the rain between England and South Africa but least in Dublin when Ireland played the Argentinians.

The names in brackets are those of the referees. The times go 1st half + 2nd Half = match total.

We also give the stats for the first two weeks,

Week 3

England vs South Africa (Nigel Owens):
17 minutes 24 seconds + 18 minutes 37 seconds = 36 minutes 1 second

Wales vs New Zealand (Craig Joubert):
16 minutes 15 seconds + 17 minutes 37 seconds = 33 minutes 52 seconds

Ireland vs Argentina (Jaco Peyper):
13 minutes 55 seconds + 16 minutes 2 seconds = 29 minutes 57 seconds

France vs Samoa (John Lacey):
15 minutes 5 seconds + 18 minutes 21 seconds = 33 minutes 26 seconds

Scotland vs Tonga (Mathieu Raynal):
14 minutes 48 seconds + 15 minutes 54 seconds = 30 minutes 42 seconds

Week 1

USA vs Russia (Leighton Hodges):
14 minutes 50 seconds + 16 minutes 2 seconds = 30 minutes 52 seconds

Canada vs Samoa (Francisco Pastrana):
17 minutes 7 seconds + 16 minutes 57 seconds = 34 minutes 4 seconds

England vs Fiji (Glen Jackson):
17 minutes 30 seconds + 14 minutes 57 seconds = 32 minutes 27 seconds

Wales vs Argentina (Romain Poite):
18 minutes 55 seconds + 20 minutes 44 seconds = 39 minutes 39 seconds

Ireland vs South Africa (Wayne Barnes):
13 minutes 53 seconds + 16 minutes 4 seconds = 29 minutes 57 seconds

France vs Australia (Nigel Owens):
17 minutes 54 seconds + 21 minutes 12 seconds = 39 minutes 6 seconds

Italy vs Tonga (Greg Garner):
17 minutes 31 seconds + 16 minutes 11 seconds = 33 minutes 42 seconds

Scotland vs New Zealand (Jérôme Garces):
15 minutes 13 seconds + 16 minutes 14 seconds = 31 minutes 27 seconds

Week 2

Wales vs Samoa (Pascal Gauzere)
15 minutes 42 seconds + 16 minutes 13 seconds = 31 minutes 55 seconds

Scotland vs South Africa (George Clancy)
14 minutes 44 seconds + 15 minutes 37 seconds = 30 minutes 21 seconds

Italy vs New Zealand (Alain Rolland)
20 minutes 39 seconds + 48 minutes 6 seconds = 37 minutes 45 seconds

Ireland vs Fiji (Olly Hodges):
17 minutes 7 seconds + 18 minutes 44 seconds = 35 minutes 51 seconds

France vs Argentina (Steve Walsh):
18 minutes 41 seconds + 18 minutes 32 seconds = 37 minutes 13 seconds

Tonga vs USA (Francisco Pastrana):
18 minutes 59 seconds + 16 minutes 52 seconds = 35 minutes 51 seconds

England vs Australia (Romain Poite):
17 minutes 15 seconds + 18 minutes 11 seconds = 35 minutes 26 seconds

Canada vs Russia (Lourens van der Merwe):
17 minutes 54 seconds + 18 minutes 11 seconds = 36 minutes 5 seconds

Currie Cup Final
Sharks vs Western Province (Jaco Peyper):

17 minutes 5 seconds + 23 minutes 1 seconds = 40 minutes 6 seconds

Super Rugby Final
Chiefs vs Sharks (Steve Walsh):

19 minutes 14 seconds + 16 minutes 32 seconds = 35 minutes 46 seconds

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