2007 England rugby union tour of South Africa

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2007 England tour in South Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 2 0 0 2
Test match: 2 0 0 2
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 2 0 0 2
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2007 England rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played in _May-June 2007 in South Africa by England national rugby union team to prepare the 2007 Rugby World Cup

In both test, the team, coached by Brian Ashton lost heavily against the future world cup winners. A lot of injured players remained at home, and it was therefore not possible for England to provide a strong opposition to the Springboks


First test[edit]

26 May 2007
South Africa  58–10  England
Try: Burger, de Villiers
Habana 2, Steyn
van der Linde, Willemse
Con: Montgomery 7
Pen: Montgomery 3
report Try: Simpson-Daniel
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontain
Attendance: 32.000
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
South Africa England
Percy Montgomery FB 15 FB Mike Brown
Ashwin Willemse W 14 W Iain Balshaw
Wynand Olivier C 13 C Mathew Tait
Jean de Villiers C 12 C Toby Flood
Bryan Habana W 11 W Jason Robinson (capt.)
Butch James FH 10 FH Jonny Wilkinson
Ricky Januarie SH 9 SH Andy Gomarsall
Danie Rossouw N8 8 N8 Nick Easter
Juan Smith F 7 F Andy Hazell
Schalk Burger F 6 F Chris Jones
Victor Matfield L 5 L Alex Brown
Bakkies Botha L 4 L Dean Schofield
BJ Botha P 3 P Stuart Turner
(capt.) John Smit H 2 H Mark Regan
Deon Carstens P 1 P Kevin Yates
Replacements
Substituted in Gary Botha H 16 H Matt Cairns Substituted in
Substituted in Gurthro Steenkamp P 17 P Darren Crompton Substituted in
Substituted in CJ van der Linde P 18 F Roy Winters Substituted in
Substituted in Johann Muller L 19 F Pat Sanderson Substituted in
Substituted in Pierre Spies N8 20 FH Shaun Perry Substituted in
Substituted in Ruan Pienaar C 21 Anthony Allen
Substituted in Frans Steyn W 22 W James Simpson-Daniel Substituted in
Coaches
England Brian Ashton Jake White South Africa


Second Test[edit]

2 June 2007
South Africa  55–22  England
Try: JP Botha, Burger
Habana 2, Januarie
Montgomery, Spies 2
Con: James
Montgomery 5
Pen: Montgomery
Try: Scarbrough
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilikinson 5
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: .000
South Africa England
Percy Montgomery FB 15 FB Mike Brown
Akona Ndungane W 14 W Jamie Noon
Wynand Olivier C 13 C Mathew Tait
Jean de Villiers C 12 C Toby Flood
Temporarily suspended Bryan Habana W 11 W Dan Scarbrough
Butch James FH 10 FH Jonny Wilkinson (capt.)
Ricky Januarie SH 9 SH Andy Gomarsall
Pierre Spies N8 8 N8 Ben Skirving
Juan Smith F 7 F Magnus Lund
Schalk Burger F 6 F Nick Easter
Victor Matfield L 5 L Alex Brown
Bakkies Botha L 4 L Roy Winters
CJ van der Linde P 3 P Matt Stevens
(capt.) John Smit H 2 H Mark Regan
Gurthro Steenkamp P 1 P Kevin Yates
Replacements
Substituted in Gary Botha H 16 H Andy Titterrell Substituted in
Substituted in Deon Carstens P 17 P Stuart Turner Substituted in
Substituted in Johann Muller L 18 L Dean Schofield Substituted in
Substituted in Bobby Skinstad F 19 L Chris Jones Substituted in
Substituted in Ruan Pienaar SH 20 SH Shaun Perry Substituted in
Substituted in Frans Steyn FB 21 Anthony Allen
Substituted in Ashwin Willemse W 22 FB Nick Abendanon Substituted in
Coaches
England Brian Ashton Jake White South Africa