2002 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa and Europe

The 2002 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa and Europe were two series of matches played by the Argentina national rugby union team. The first tour (two matches) was held in June, the second (four matches) in November.

In South AfricaEdit

2002 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa and Europe
Coach(es)Marcelo Loffreda
Tour captain(s)Agustin Pichot
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
01 00 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
  South Africa
1 0 0 1

SquadEdit

MatchesEdit

26 June 2002
South Africa A  42–36  Argentina XV[1]
Try: Hall 2
Matfield
Scholtz
Sepaka
Con: Du Toit
James 3
Pen: Du Toit
James 2
Try: Durand
Nuzez Piossek
Senillosa
Sporleder
Giannantonio
Con: Giannantonio 2
Pen: Giannantonio
Puma Stadium, Witbank
Referee: Jamiel Panday (South Africa)

South Africa A: 15. Bernardo Stortoni, 14. José Núñez Piossek, 13. Diego Giannantonio, 12. Hernán Senillosa, 11. Facundo Soler, 10. Juan Fernández Miranda, 9. Nicolás Fernández Miranda (capt), 8. Pablo Bouza, 7. Lucas Ostiglia, 6. Martín Durand, 5. Mariano Sambucetti, 4. Pedro Sporleder, 3. Julio García, 2. Mario Ledesma, 1. Mauricio Reggiardo, – replacements: Gonzalo Quesada, Omar Hasan, Federico Méndez

Argentina A: 15. Johan Roets, 14. Friedrich Lombard, 13. André Snyman, 12. Wayne Julies, 11. Dean Hall, 10. Butch James, 9. Neil de Kock, 8. Shaun Sowerby, 7. Hendrik Gerber, 6. Hendro Scholtz, 5. Victor Matfield, 4. Mark Andrews (capt), 3. Cobus Visagie, 2. Danie Coetzee, 1. Lawrence Sephaka, – replacements: Robbie Fleck, Gaffie du Toit, Joost van der Westhuizen, Delarey du Preez, Wessel Roux, Bakkies Botha


29 June 2002
  South Africa49–29  Argentina
Try: Conradie
Davidson
Jacobs
Pretorius
Terblanche 2
Con: Pretorius 5
Pen: Pretorius 3
Try: Fernandez Lobbe
penalty try
Con: Quesada 2
Pen: Quesada 5
Springs
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

South Africa: 15. Brent Russell, 14. Stefan Terblanche, 13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. De Wet Barry, 11. Breyton Paulse, 10. Andre Pretorius, 9. Craig Davidson, 8. Bobby Skinstad, 7. AJ Venter, 6. Corne Krige (cap), 5. Jannes Labuschagne, 4. Hottie Louw, 3. Willie Meyer, 2. James Dalton, 1. Ollie le Rouxreplacements: 16. Daan Human, 17. Faan Rautenbach, 18. Quinton Davids, 19. Joe van Niekerk, 20. Bolla Conradie, 21. Marius Joubert, 22. Werner GreeffNo entry :

Argentina: 15. Ignacio Corleto, 14. Gonzalo Camardon, 13. Jose Orengo, 12. Felipe Contepomi, 11. Diego Albanese, 10. Gonzalo Quesada, 9. Agustin Pichot (cap), 8. Gonzalo Longo Elia, 7. Rolando Martin, 6. Santiago Phelan, 5. Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 4. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, 3. Mauricio Reggiardo, 2. Federico Mendez Azpillaga, 1. Roberto Grau, – replacements: 16. Mario Ledesma Arocena, 17. Omar Hasan, 18. Lucas Ostiglia, 21. Martin DurandNo entry: Nicolas Fernandez Miranda José Núñez Piossek, Juan Fernandez Miranda

In EuropeEdit

2002 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa and Europe
Coach(es)Marcelo Loffreda
Tour captain(s)Agustin Pichot
Summary
P W D L
Total
04 03 00 01
Test match
02 01 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
  Italy
1 1 0 0
  Ireland
1 0 0 1

SquadEdit

MatchesEdit

13 November 2002
  Italy A9–45  Argentina XV
Pen: Eigner 3Try: Nunes Piossek 2
Gaitan
Albacete
Schusterman
Hernandez
Con: J. Fernandez Miranda 3
Pen: J. Fernandez Miranda 3
St. Maurizio Natali, Colleferro
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

Italy A: 15.Saccà; 14.Pedrazzi, 13.Nanni Raineri, 12.Zanoletti, 11. Aenista T.Vodo; 10. Darrell Eigner, 9. Travagli; 8.Zaffiri, 7.De Rossi (cap) 6. Benatti; 5,Mark Giacheri 4.Minello; 3.Martinez Furgón, 2.Francesco De Carli 1. Lo Cicero. – replacements: Queirolo, Martin, Matteralia

Argentina A: 15. Bernardo Stortoni, 14. José Núñez Piossek, 13.Martín Gaitán, 12. Juan Martín Hernández, 11. Hernán Senillosa; 10. Juan Fernández Miranda 9. Nicolás Fernández Miranda (c); 8. Pablo Bouza, 7. Martín Schusterman 6. Martín Durand; 5.Pedro Sporleder, 4. Patricio Albacete; 3. Santiago González Bonorino, 2. Juan José Villar, 1. Mauricio Reggiardo.


16 November 2002
  Italy6–36  Argentina
Pen: Dominguez 2Try: Albanese
Corleto
Durand
Martin
Orengo
Con: Contepomi 2
J. Fernandez Miranda 2
Pen: Contepomi
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

Italy: 15. Mirco Bergamasco, 14. Paolo Vaccari, 13. Cristian Stoica, 12. Matteo Barbini, 11. Nicola Mazzucato, 10. Diego Dominguez, 9. Alessandro Troncon (capt.), 8. Scott Palmer, 7. Aaron Persico, 6. Salvatore Garozzo, 5. Santiago Dellapè, 4. Marco Bortolami, 3. Federico Pucciariello, 2. Andrea Moretti, 1. Gianluca Faliva, – replacements: 16. Fabio Ongaro, 17. Martin Castrogiovanni, 18. Enrico Pavanello, 19. Sergio Parisse, 20. Juan Manuel Queirolo, 21. Gert Peens, 22. Cristian Zanoletti

Argentina: 15. Ignacio Corleto, 14. Gonzalo Camardon, 13. Jose Orengo, 12. Lisandro Arbizu (capt.), 11. Diego Albanese, 10. Felipe Contepomi, 9. Agustin Pichot, 8. Gonzalo Longo, 7. Rolando Martin, 6. Santiago Phelan, 5. Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 4. Ignacio Fernadez Lobbe, 3. Omar Hasan, 2. Mario Ledesma, 1. Roberto Grau, – replacements: 16. Juan Jose Villar, 17. Mauricio Reggiardo, 18. Pedro Sporleder, 19. Martin Durand, 20. Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, 21. Juan Fernandez Miranda, 22. Jose Nunez Piossek


20 November 2002
Ireland Dev. XV12–24  Argentina XV
Donnybrook

23 November 2002
  Ireland16–7  Argentina
Try: Dempsey
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara 3
Try: Martin
Con: Contepomi
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000

Ireland: 15. Girvan Dempsey, 14. Shane Horgan, 13. Brian O'Driscoll (capt.), 12. Kevin Maggs, 11. Justin Bishop, 10. Ronan O'Gara, 9. Peter Stringer, 8. Anthony Foley, 7. Keith Gleeson, 6. Victor Costello, 5. Malcolm O'Kelly, 4. Gary Longwell, 3. John Hayes, 2. Shane Byrne, 1. Reggie Corrigan, – replacements: 17. Marcus Horan, 18. Leo Cullen, 19. Alan QuinlanNo entry : 16. Frank Sheahan, 20. Guy Easterby, 21. David Humphreys, 22. Geordan Murphy

Argentina: 15. Ignacio Corleto, 14. Gonzalo Camardon, 13. Jose Orengo, 12. Lisandro Arbizu (capt.), 11. Diego Albanese, 10. Felipe Contepomi, 9. Agustin Pichot, 8. Gonzalo Longo, 7. Rolando Martin, 6. Santiago Phelan, 5. Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 4. Ignacio Fernadez Lobbe, 3. Omar Hasan, 2. Mario Ledesma, 1. Mauricio Reggiardo, – replacements: 18. Pedro Sporleder, 19. Martin Durand, 21. Juan Fernandez MirandaNo entry: 16. Juan Jose Villar, 17. Martin Scelzo, 20. Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, 22. Jose Nunez Piossek

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ It is usual for the Argentine Rugby Union to refer to its representative teams as "Argentina A" (instead of Argentina XV) when they play against other nations' A teams. In this way, a player who made his debut in this match would no longer be eligible for another nation.

SourcesEdit

  • "MEMORIA Temporada año 2002" (PDF) (in Spanish). Union Argentina de Rugby. January 2003. Archived from the original (DOC) on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  • Fanning, Brendan (17 November 2002). "Pumas exert power play". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  • "Italy (6) 6 – 36 (15) Argentina (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 16 November 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  • "Development XV Lose Despite Gutsy Performance". Irishrugby.ie. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  • Fanning, Brendan (24 November 2002). "Pumas sent skidding by Irish onslaught". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  • "Ireland (10) 16 – 7 (7) Argentina (FT)". ESPN Scrum. 23 November 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2013.