1998 England rugby union tour of Australasia and South Africa

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1998 England tour in Down Under
Type P W D L
Total: 7 0 0 7
Test match: 4 0 0 4
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1998 England rugby union tour of Australasia and South Africa was a series of matches played in June and July 1998 by England national rugby union team.

Matches[edit]

The tour is often referred to in rugby culture as 'The Tour of Hell' due to the number of heavy defeats suffered by the England team

Scores and results list England's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Australia 0 76 6 June 1998 Lang Park, Brisbane Test Match[1]
New Zealand 'A' 10 18 13 June 1998 Rugby Park, Hamilton Tour Match
New Zealand Rugby Academy 32 50 16 June 1998 Homestead Stadium, Invercargill Tour Match
New Zealand 22 64 20 June 1998 Carisbrook, Dunedin First Test
New Zealand Māori 14 62 23 June 1998 International Stadium, Rotorua Tour Match
New Zealand 10 40 27 June 1998 Eden Park, Auckland Second Test
South Africa 0 18 4 July 1998 Newlands, Cape Town Test Match

Touring party[edit]

Fullback[edit]

Tim Stimpson (Newcastle Falcons), Matt Perry (Bath), Nick Beal (Northampton Saints).

Utilities[edit]

Josh Lewsey (Wasps), Spencer Brown (Richmond), Austin Healey (Leicester Tigers).

Wingers[edit]

Tom Beim (Sale Sharks), Matt Moore (Sale Sharks), Paul Sampson (Wasps).

Midfielders[edit]

Stuart Potter (Leicester Tigers), Dominic Chapman (Richmond), Steve Ravenscroft (Saracens).

Five–Eighths[edit]

Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons), Alex King (Wasps), Jos Baxendell (Sale Sharks).

Halfbacks[edit]

Matt Dawson (Northampton Saints), Scott Benton (Gloucester), Peter Richards (London Irish).

Loose-Forwards[edit]

Tony Diprose (Saracens), Steve Ojomoh (Bath), Richard Pool-Jones (Stade Francais Paris), Ben Sturnham (Saracens), Ben Clarke (Richmond), Pat Sanderson (Sale Sharks), Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers).

Locks[edit]

Dave Sims (Gloucester), Rob Fidler (Gloucester), Garath Archer (Newcastle Falcons), Danny Grewcock (Saracens).

Props[edit]

Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Will Green (Wasps), Darren Crompton (Richmond), Graham Rowntree (Leicester Tigers), Duncan Bell (Sale Sharks), Tony Windo (Gloucester).

Hookers[edit]

Richard Cockerill (Leicester Tigers), Phil Greening (Gloucester), George Chuter (Saracens).

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia 76 England 0". BBC Sport. 6 June 1998. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "England tour selection angers Aussies". BBC. 13 May 1998.