2004 mid-year rugby union internationals

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The 2004 mid-year rugby union tests (also known as the Summer Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere) refer to international rugby union matches that are played through June, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

Four test series was included in the window with Argentina hosting Wales, Australia hosting Scotland, New Zealand hosting England and South Africa hosting Ireland. The Southern Hemisphere greats topped the series, winning all the tests to give the Northern Hemisphere a series white wash - although, the rising nation Argentina, earned a series draw with the Welsh side.

The Barbarians ended their season with a three win-one loss result, following a victories over Scotland and England and a first visit to Portugal victory to go with it. Wales were they only team to defeat the Barbarians on their 2004 tour. The Pacific Islanders rugby team toured the Tri Nations (or the Southern Hemisphere greats) for the first time, losing all three matches.

Overview[edit]

Series[edit]

Tour Result Victor
New Zealand v England test series 2–0  New Zealand
Argentina v Wales test series 1–1 Drawn
South Africa v Ireland test series 2–0  South Africa
Australia v Scotland test series 2–0  Australia

Other tours[edit]

Team/Tour Opponents
Barbarians tour  Scotland (W) -  Wales (L) -  England (W) -  Portugal (W)
French tour  United States (W) -  Canada (W)
Italian tour  Romania (L) -  Japan (W)
Pacific Islanders tour  Australia (L) -  New Zealand (L) -  South Africa (L)

Matches[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

26 May 2004
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
Barbarians 0–42  Wales
Report Try: Sweeney
G Thomas
R Williams
Peel
Henson
Luscombe
Con: Sweeney (3/6)
Pen: Sweeney (2)
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 11,381

30 May 2004
14:30 BST (UTC+01)
England  12–32 Barbarians
Pen: Walder (4)
Report Try: Leonard
Horgan
Reihana
Skinstad
O'Kelly
Con: Humphreys (2/5)
Pen: Humphreys (1)
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 71,400

Week 3[edit]

4 June 2004
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
Samoa  3–38  Scotland
Pen: Warren (1)
Report Try: Blair
Hinshelwood
Hogg
Ross
Webster
Con: Paterson
Parks
Pen: Paterson (3)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)

10 June 2004
Portugal  34–66 Barbarians
Try: Malheiro (3)
Portela de Morais
Con: Malheiro (3/3)
Pinto (1/1)
Pen: Pinto (1)
Portela de Morais (1)
Report Try: Allen
Benton
Mullins (3)
Paramore
Skinstad
Vakacokanua
Volley
Penalty try
Con: Mapletoft (8/10)
Universitário Lisboa, Lisbon
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: David Rosich (France)

Week 4[edit]

13 June 2004
16:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  35–15  Scotland
Try: Giteau
Sailor
Tuqiri (2)
Con: Burke
Roff
Pen: Roff (3)
Report Pen: Parks (5)
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 38,222
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

12 June 2004
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  36–3  England
Try: Howlett
Rokocoko
Spencer
Con: Carter (3/3)
Pen: Carter (5)
Report Pen: Hodgson
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

12 June 2004
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  31–17  Ireland
Try: Botha (2)
Julies
Wannenburg
Con: du Toit
Pen: du Toit (3)
Report Try: Horgan
Pen: O'Gara (3)
Drop: O'Gara

12 June 2004
16:00 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  50–44  Wales
Try: Borges (2)
F Contepomi
M Contepomi
Gaitán
Longo
Con: F Contepomi (4/6)
Pen: F Contepomi (4)
Report Try: Charvis
Forster
Luscombe
Parker
Peel
Con: Henson (5/5)
Pen: Henson (3)

Week 5[edit]

19 June 2004
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  36–12  England
Try: Carter
Rokocoko (3)
Spencer
Con: Carter (4/5)
Pen: Carter (1)
Report Pen: Hodgson (4)
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales)

19 June 2004
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  34–13  Scotland
Try: Roff
Sailor
Tuqiri (2)
Turinui
Con: Roff (3/5)
Pen: Roff
Report Try: Cusiter
Con: Parks
Pen: Parks (2)
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Attendance: 56,143
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)

19 June 2004
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26–17  Ireland
Try: Fourie
Paulse
Con: Montgomery (2/2)
Pen: Montgomery (4)
Report Try: Howe
O'Driscoll
Con: Humphreys
O'Gara
Drop: O'Gara
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

19 June 2004
14:00 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina  20–35  Wales
Try: Aramburú
Borges
Hasan
Con: Senillosa
Pen: Senillosa
Report Try: Nicky Robinson
Williams (3)
Con: Henson (3/4)
Pen: Henson (3)

Week 6[edit]

26 June 2004
18:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  51–15  England
Try: Paul (2)
Rathbone (3)
Tuqiri
Con: Roff (3/5)
Pen: Roff (5)
Report Try: Dallaglio
Hill
Con: Hodgson
Pen: Hodgson
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 52,492
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

26 June 2004
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  41–7  Argentina
Try: Muliaina
Rokocoko
Tuiali'i
Tuitupou
Umaga
Con: Mehrtens (5/2)
Pen: Mehrtens (2)
Report Try: Aramburú
Con: Senillosa (1/1)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)

26 June 2004
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  53–18  Wales
Try: Burger
Conradie
Julies
Paulse
Russell (2)
Smit
Con: Montgomery (6/8)
Pen: Montgomery (2)
Report Try: Peel
Williams
Con: Henson
Pen: Henson (2)

26 June 2004
16:00 EEST (UTC+03)
Romania  25–24  Italy
Report

Week 7[edit]

4 July 2004
14:02 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  19–32  Italy
Report

3 July 2004
18:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  29–14 Pacific Islanders
Report
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Attendance: 19,296
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

3 July 2004
13:00 EDT (UTC-04)
United States  31–39  France
Report

Week 8[edit]

10 July 2004
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  41–26 Pacific Islanders
Report

10 July 2004
14:00 EDT (UTC-04)
Canada  13–47  France
Report
York Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 7,600
Referee: Andy Turner (South Africa)

Week 9[edit]

17 July 2004
19:35 AEST (UTC+10)
South Africa  38–24 Pacific Islanders
Report
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Attendance: 15,732
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)

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