1998 Tri Nations Series

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1998 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  South Africa (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 22 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Burke (50)
Most tries Burke (3)
1997
1999

The 1998 Tri Nations Series was contested from 11 July to 22 August between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. The Springboks won the tournament.

Table[edit]

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
South Africa 4 4 0 0 80 54 +26 1 17
Australia 4 2 0 2 79 82 −3 2 10
New Zealand 4 0 0 4 65 88 −23 2 2

Results[edit]

 
11 July 1998
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 24 – 16  New Zealand Melbourne, Australia
(HT: 15–13) Referee: Wales Clayton Thomas (Wales)
Tries:
Burke (2)
Tries:
Jones, Kronfeld
Conversions:
Burke
Penalties:
Mehrtens, Spencer
Penalties:
Burke (4)
 
18 July 1998
18:00 AWST (UTC+08)
 Australia 13 – 14  South Africa Perth, Australia
(HT: 8–8) Referee: New Zealand Colin Hawke (New Zealand)
Tries:
Tune, Gregan
Tries:
van der Westhuizen
Penalties:
Burke
Penalties:
Montgomery (3)
 
25 July 1998
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 3 – 13  South Africa Wellington, New Zealand
(HT: 0–3) Referee: England Ed Morrison (England)
Penalties:
Mehrtens
Tries:
Rossouw
Conversions:
Montgomery
Penalties:
Montgomery (2)
 
1 August 1998
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 23 – 27  Australia Christchurch, New Zealand
(HT: 3–10) Referee: Wales Derek Bevan (Wales)
Tries:
Cullen, Lomu
Tries:
Bowman, Burke, Larkham, Little
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Conversions:
Eales (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (3)
Penalties:
Burke
 
15 August 1998
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 24 – 23  New Zealand Durban, South Africa
(HT: 5–17) Referee: Australia Peter Marshall (Australia)
Tries:
Dalton, Skinstad, Terblanche, van der Westhuizen
Tries:
Marshall, Randell
Conversions:
Montgomery (2)
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (3)
 
22 August 1998
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 29 – 15  Australia Johannesburg, South Africa
(HT: 16–12) Referee: Scotland Jim Fleming (Scotland)
Tries:
Garvey, Skinstad
Penalties:
Burke (5)
Conversions:
Montgomery (2)
Penalties:
Montgomery (5)
Tri Nations
1998 Winners
South Africa
South Africa
First Title

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