2003 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa

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2003 Argentina tour in South Africa
Coach(es): Marcelo Leoffreda
Tour captain(s): Agustin Pichot
Type P W D L
Total: 2 0 0 2
Test match: 1 0 0 1
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2003 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of two matches played by the Argentina national rugby union team . in June 2003. To prepare the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

The team[edit]

* President: Ricardo Borcoch * Manager: Emilio Perasso

* Assistant Coach: Daniel Baetti

Matches[edit]

25 June 2003
South Africa South Africa A 30–30 Argentina Argentina A[1]
Try: Gaitan 2
Nuñez Piossek
Con: Fernández Miranda 3
Pen: Fernández Miranda 2
Drop: Fernández Miranda
Try: Snyman 2
Sowerby
Con: James, Delport 2
Pen: Delport 3

South Africa A: Thinus Delport, Edrich Fredericks, André Snyman, Wayne Julies, Anton Pitout, Butch James, Neil de Kock, Christo Bezuidenhout, Dale Santon, Wessel Roux, Bakkies Botha, Geo Cronjé, Piet Krause, Hendrik Gerber, Juan Smith, – replacements: John Smit, Albert van den Berg, Shaun Sowerby, Johannes Conradie, Robbie Fleck, Conrad Jantjes.
Argentina A: 15.Bernardo Stortoni, 14.Octavio Bartolucci, 13.Martín Gaitan, 12.Manuel Contepomi, 11.Hernán Senillosa, 10.Juan de la Cruz Fernández Miranda, 9.Matías Albina, 8.Pablo Bouza, 7.Santiago Sanz, 6.Santiago Phelan, 5.Patricio Albacete, 4.Pedro Sporleder, 3.Mauricio Reggiardo, 2.Federico Méndez, 1.Rodrigo Roncero., – replacements: Mario Ledesma, Santiago González Bonorino, Rimas Álvarez, Rolando Martin, Nicolás Fernández Miranda, José María Núñez PiossekNo entry: Felipe Contepomi

28 June 2003
 South Africa 26 – 25[2]  Argentina
Try: Coetzee, Russell
Con: Koen 2
Pen: Koen 4
Try: Contepomi, Hernandez
Nunez Piossek
Con: Quesada 2
Pen: Quesada 2
ESRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 34000
Referee: Nigel Williams Wales

South Africa: Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Stefan Terblanche, Marius Joubert, Gcobani Bobo, Pieter Rossouw, Louis Koen, Craig Davidson, Pedrie Wannenburg, AJ Venter, Corne Krige (capt.), Victor Matfield, Quinton Davids, Cobus Visagie, Danie Coetzee, Robbie Kempson, – replacements: Richard Bands, Lawrence Sephaka, Selborne Boome, Bobby Skinstad, Joost van der Westhuizen, Trevor Halstead, Brent Russell
Argentina: 15.Juan Martin Hernandez, 14.Jose Nunez Piossek, 13.Jose Orengo, 12.Felipe Contepomi, 11.Diego Albanese, 10.Gonzalo Quesada, 9.Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, 8.Gonzalo Longo (capt), 7.Rolando Martin, 6.Lucas Ostiglia, 5.Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 4.Ignacio Fernadez Lobbe, 3.Mauricio Reggiardo, 2.Mario Ledesma, 1.Roberto Grau, – replacements: 16.Federico Mendez Azpillaga, 17.Santiago Gonzalez Bonorino, 18.Patricio Albacete, 19.Santiago Phelan, 20.Matias Albina, 21.Hernan Senillosa, 22.Bernardo Stortoni

The "Provincias Argentina" tour[edit]

A second level national team called Provincias Argentinas, made a short tour of two match just before the major team tour.

14 June 2003
Mpumalanga Pumas 71–14 Argentina Provincias Argentinas
21 June 2003
Orange Free State 64–20 Argentina Provincias Argentinas

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Is usual for Union Argentina de Rugby, to call as "Argentina A" (instead of Argentina XV) the first national team when he plays against "A" selection of other nation. In this way a player that made is debut in this match couldn't from now on be eligible for other country.
  2. ^ "Koen denies brave Pumas historic win". The Guardian. 28 June 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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