2001 Tri Nations Series

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2001 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  Australia (2nd title)
Bledisloe Cup  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 13 (2.17 per match)
2000
2002

The 2001 Tri Nations Series was contested from 21 July to 1 September between the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa national rugby union teams. The Wallabies won another thrilling game at Stadium Australia in Sydney with number eight Toutai Kefu scoring a try at the death in captain John Eales' final test match, to successfully defend the Tri Nations trophy.

Australia made it 4 wins in a row in the Bledisloe Cup, having taken it from New Zealand in 1998.


Table[edit]

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
Australia 4 2 1 1 81 75 +6 1 11
New Zealand 4 2 0 2 79 70 +9 1 9
South Africa 4 1 1 2 52 67 −15 0 6

Results[edit]

 
21 July 2001
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 3–12  New Zealand Newlands, Cape Town
(HT: 3–12) Referee: Australia Scott Young (Australia)
Penalties:
Percy Montgomery
Penalties:
Tony Brown (4)
 
28 July 2001
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 20–15  Australia Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
(HT: 14–0) Referee: Ireland David McHugh (Ireland))
Tries:
Bob Skinstad
Penalties:
Matt Burke (4), Manny Edmonds
Penalties:
Braam van Straaten (5)
 
11 August 2001
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 15–23  Australia Carisbrook, New Zealand
(HT: 5–10) Referee: England Steve Lander (England)
Tries:
Jonah Lomu, Jeff Wilson
Tries:
Matt Burke, penalty try
Conversions:
Andrew Mehrtens
Conversions:
Matt Burke (2)
Penalties:
Tony Brown
Penalties:
Matt Burke (3)
 
18 August 2001
18:00 AWST (UTC+08)
 Australia 14–14  South Africa Subiaco Oval, Perth
(HT: 3–8) Referee: New Zealand Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Tries:
Nathan Grey
Tries:
Mark Andrews
Penalties:
Matt Burke (3)
Penalties:
van Straaten (3)
 
25 August 2001
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 26 – 15  South Africa Eden Park, New Zealand
(HT: 13–9) Referee: Australia Peter Marshall (Australia)
Tries:
Alatini, penalty try
Penalties:
van Straaten (5)
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Mehrtens (4)
 
1 September 2001
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 29 – 26  New Zealand Stadium Australia, Australia
(HT: 19–6) Referee: South Africa Tappe Henning (South Africa)
Tries:
Kefu, Latham
Tries:
Alatini, Howlett
Conversions:
Burke, Flatley
Conversions:
Mehrtens (2)
Penalties:
Burke (4), Walker
Penalties:
Mehrtens (4)
Tri Nations
2001 Winners
Australia
Australia
Second Title

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