2002 South Africa rugby union tour of Europe

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2002 South Africa tour in France Scotland and England
Manager: Rudolph Straeuli
Tour captain(s): Corne Krige
Type P W D L
Total: 3 0 0 3
Test match: 3 0 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 France 1 0 0 1
 Scotland 1 0 0 1
 England 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2002 South Africa rugby union tour of France Scotland and England was a series of matches played in November 2002 in France Scotland and England by South Africa national rugby union team. It was a woeful tour, a real nightmare, finished with the worst defeat in the history of the Springboks a 3–53 loss against England.

The Matches[edit]

In the first test, Springboks where defeated by a great French team[1]

9 November 2002
 France 30–10  South Africa
Try: Clerc, Heymans
Con: Gelez
Pen: Gelez 5
Drop: Castaignede
Try: van Niekerk
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius
Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 57,000
Referee: A. Rolland {flagicon

France: 15.Nicolas Brusque, 14.Vincent Clerc, 13.Thomas Castaignede, 12.Damien Traille, 11.Cedric Heymans, 10.Francois Gelez, 9.Fabien Galthie (capt.), 8.Imanol Harinordoquy, 7.Olivier Magne, 6.Serge Betsen, 5.Olivier Brouzet, 4.Fabien Pelous, 3.Pieter de Villiers, 2.Raphael Ibanez, 1.Jean-Jacques Crenca, – replacements: 16.Sylvain Marconnet, 17.Jean-Baptiste Rue, 18.Thibault Privat, 19.Sebastien Chabal, 22.Xavier GarbajosaNo entry : 20.Dimitri Yachvili, 21.Gerald Merceron
South Africa: 15.Werner Greeff, 14.Breyton Paulse, 13.Jean de Villiers, 12.Adrian Jacobs, 11.Brent Russell, 10.Andre Pretorius, 9.Neil de Kock, 8.Joe van Niekerk, 7.AJ Venter, 6.Corne Krige (capt.), 5.Jannes Labuschagne, 4.Bakkies Botha Temporarily suspended, 3.Willie Meyer, 2.James Dalton, 1.Lawrence Sephaka, – replacements: 16.Lukas van Biljon, 17.Wessel Roux, 18.Marco Wentzel, 19.Pedrie Wannenburg, 21.Butch James, 22.Marius JoubertNo entry: 20.Bolla Conradie

Also with Scotland, the Springboks continue the "black series"[2][3]

16 November 2002
 Scotland 21–6  South Africa
Try: Pountney, Walker
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney 3
Pen: James 2
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: Nigel Williams {flagicon

Scotland: 15.Stuart Moffat, 14.Nikki Walker, 13.Andy Craig, 12.Brendan Laney, 11.Chris Paterson, 10.Gordon Ross, 9.Bryan Redpath (capt.), 8.Budge Pountney, 7.Simon Taylor, 6.Martin Leslie, 5.Stuart Grimes, 4.Scott Murray, 3.Bruce Douglas, 2.Gordon Bulloch, 1.Tom Smith, – replacements: 17.Dave Hilton, 18.Nathan Hines, 19.Jason White, 21.Gregor Townsend, 22.Ben HinshelwoodNo entry : 16.Steve Scott, 20.Graeme Beveridge
South Africa: 15.Werner Greeff, 14.Breyton Paulse, 13.Adrian Jacobs, 12.Robbie Fleck, 11.Friedrich Lombard, 10.Butch James, 9.Bolla Conradie, 8.Joe van Niekerk, 7.Pierre Uys, 6.Corne Krige (capt.), 5.Jannes Labuschagne, 4.Marco Wentzel, 3.Deon Carstens, 2.Lukas van Biljon, 1.Wessel Roux, – replacements: 17.CJ van der Linde, 18.AJ Venter, 21.Andre PretoriusNo entry: 16.James Dalton, 19.Pedrie Wannenburg, 20.Brent Russell, 22.Bakkies Botha

A huge defeat against the English team[4][5]

23 November 2002
 England 53–3  South Africa
Try: Back, Cohen
Dallaglio, Greenwood 2
Hill, penalty try
Con: Dawson, Gomarsall 2, Stimpson 2, Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson 2
Pen: Pretorius
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: PaddyO'Brien {flagicon

England: 15.Jason Robinson, 14.Ben Cohen, 13.Will Greenwood, 12.Mike Tindall, 11.Phil Christophers, 10.Jonny Wilkinson, 9.Matt Dawson, 8.Richard Hill, 7.Neil Back, 6.Lewis Moody, 5.Ben Kay, 4.Martin Johnson (capt.), 3.Phil Vickery, 2.Phil Vickery, 1.Jason Leonard, – replacements: 18.Danny Grewcock, 19.Lawrence Dallaglio, 20.Andy Gomarsall, 21.Austin Healey, 22.Tim StimpsonNo entry : 16.Mark Regan, 17.Robbie Morris
South Africa: 15.Werner Greeff, 14.Breyton Paulse, 13.Robbie Fleck, 12.Butch James, 11.Friedrich Lombard, 10.Andre Pretorius, 9.Bolla Conradie, 8.Joe van Niekerk, 7.Pedrie Wannenburg, 6.Corne Krige (capt.), 5.AJ Venter, 4.Jannes Labuschagne Red card, 3.Deon Carstens, 2.James Dalton, 1.Wessel Roux, – replacements: 16.Lukas van Biljon, 17.CJ van der Linde, 20.Norman Jordaan, 21.Adrian Jacobs, 22.Brent RussellNo entry: 18.Marco Wentzel, 19.Pierre Uys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France (12) 30 – 10 (3) South Africa (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 9 November 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scotland (6) 21 – 6 (6) South Africa (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 16 November 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scotland 21 – 6 South Africa". The Guardian. 17 November 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "England 55 – 3 South Africa". The Guardian. 23 November 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "England (18) 53 – 3 (3) South Africa (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 23 November 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013.