1993 France rugby union tour of South Africa

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1993 France tour in South Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 8 4 2 2
Test match: 2 1 1 0
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 2 1 1 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1993 France rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of eight matches played by the France national rugby union team in South Africa in June and July 1993. The French team won four matches, drew two and lost two. They won their two match international series against the South Africa national rugby union team, drawing the first game and winning the second for a one-nil series victory. The tour was marred by a serious facial injury suffered by the captain, Jean-François Tordo, who was raked by Garry Pagel in the match against Western Province. Tordo required 50 stitches and plastic surgery and took no further part in the tour.[1]


Scores and results list France's points tally first.
Date Opponent Location Result Score
Match 1 9 June Eastern Province Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth Won 18–8
Match 2 12 June Western Province Newlands, Cape Town Won 12–6
Match 3 15 June South Africa B Basil Kenyon Stadium, East London Lost 22–35
Match 4 19 June Orange Free State Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Drew 22–22
Match 6 22 June Northern Transvaal Loftus Vefsveld, Pretoria Lost 19–38
Match 6 26 June SOUTH AFRICA Kings Park Stadium, Durban Draw 20–20
Match 7 26 June Development XV Welkom Stadium, Welkom Won 38–13
Match 8 3 July SOUTH AFRICA Ellis Park, Johannesburg Won 18–17

Touring party[edit]

Full backs[edit]





  1. ^ Stephen Jones, ed. (1994). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1994–95. Headline. pp. 34–38. ISBN 0-7472-7850-4.