1998 Ireland rugby union tour of South Africa

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1998 Ireland tour in South Africa
Type P W D L
Total: 7 2 0 5
Test match: 2 0 0 2
Opp. P W D L
 South Africa 2 0 0 2
Statistics against Test match opponents

1998 Ireland rugby union tour of South Africa. The Ireland national rugby union team embarked on their third tour of South Africa, having previously visited in 1961 and 1981. Both Paul Wallace and Keith Wood had previously been on a tour to South Africa with the British and Irish Lions in 1997. Cape Town-born Dion O'Cuinneagain, had captained South Africa at both schoolboy and sevens level, before he switched allegiances. He made his senior international debut for Ireland in the 37–13 defeat against South Africa on 13 June 1998.[1] Justin Fitzpatrick and Trevor Brennan also made their senior international debuts in the same game. A fourth debutant, Justin Bishop, scored a try while Eric Elwood added a conversion and two penalties.[2]

Non-International Matches[edit]

Scores and results list Ireland's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
Boland Cavaliers 48 35 30 May 1998 Boland Stadium, Wellington, Western Cape
SWD Eagles 20 27 3 June 1998 Outeniqua Park, George, Western Cape
Western Province 6 12 6 June 1998 Newlands, Cape Town
Griquas 13 52 9 June 1998 Eclectic CG
Leopards 26 18 16 June 1998 Olën Park, Potchefstroom, North West

Test matches[edit]

13 June 1998
South Africa  37–13 Ireland
Try: Justin Bishop
Con: Eric Elwood
Pens: Eric Elwood (2)
20 June 1998
South Africa  33–0 Ireland

Touring party[edit]



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