2002 Tri Nations Series

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2002 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (4th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 32 (5.33 per match)
2001
2003

The 2002 Tri Nations Series was contested from 13 July to 17 August between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. The All Blacks won the tournament.

Table[edit]

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 97 65 +32 3 15
Australia 4 2 0 2 91 86 +5 3 11
South Africa 4 1 0 3 103 140 −37 3 7

Results[edit]

 
13 July 2002
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 12 – 6  Australia Jade Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand
(HT: 6–3) Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (4)
Penalties:
Burke (2)
 
20 July 2002
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 41 – 20  South Africa WestpacTrust Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
(HT: 21–13) Referee: Australia Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Tries:
Hammett, Howlett, Marshall, Robertson, Thorne
Tries:
Greeff, Joubert
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Conversions:
Pretorius (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (3)
Penalties:
Pretorius
Drop Goals:
Mehrtens
Drop Goals:
Greeff
 
27 July 2002
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 38 – 27  South Africa The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
(HT: 27–10) Referee: England Steve Lander (England)
Tries:
Latham (2), Tune, Mortlock
Tries:
Joubert (2), Skinstad, Russell
Conversions:
Burke (3)
Conversions:
Pretorius (2)
Penalties:
Burke (3), Mortlock
Penalties:
Pretorius
attendance = 37,258
 
3 August 2002
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 16 – 14  New Zealand Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Australia
(HT: 8–3) Referee: South Africa Andre Watson (South Africa)
Tries:
Rogers, Sharpe
Tries:
McCaw
Penalties:
Burke (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (3)
 
10 August 2002
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 23 – 30  New Zealand ABSA Stadium, Durban, South Africa
(HT: 17–17) Referee: Ireland Dave McHugh (Ireland)/England Chris White (England)1
Tries:
de Kock, Pretorius
Tries:
Howlett, MacDonald, Mauger, penalty try
Conversions:
Pretorius (2)
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Pretorius (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (2)
Drop Goals:
Pretorius
 
17 August 2002
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 33 – 31  Australia Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
(HT: 14–9) Referee: New Zealand Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)
Tries:
Paulse (2), Greeff, Russell, van Niekerk
Tries:
Kefu, Cannon, Rogers
Conversions:
Greeff (4)
Conversions:
Burke (2)
Penalties:
Burke (3)
Drop Goals:
Gregan
Tri Nations
2002 Winners
New Zealand
New Zealand
Fourth Title

1 McHugh had to be replaced in the 43rd minute after a drunk South African fan, Pieter van Zyl, ran onto the pitch and tackled him, leaving McHugh with a dislocated shoulder and having to be carried off on a stretcher. He was replaced by Chris White.

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