2002 Wales rugby union tour of South Africa

The 2002 Wales rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played in June 2002 in South Africa by Wales national rugby union team.

2002 Wales rugby union tour of South Africa
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
2 0 0 2

Only two test matches were played; Wales lost both.

First testEdit

In the first test, Wales led after the first 20 minutes, but tries from Marius Joubert and Bobby Skinstad gave the first advantage (15-11) for the victorious Springboks.[1]

FB 15 Ricardo Loubscher
RW 14 Stefan Terblanche
OC 13 Marius Joubert
IC 12 André Snyman
LW 11 Breyton Paulse
FH 10 André Pretorius
SH 9 Bolla Conradie
N8 8 Bobby Skinstad (c)
OF 7 AJ Venter
BF 6 Warren Britz
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Jannes Labuschagne
TP 3 Willie Meyer
HK 2 James Dalton
LP 1 Daan Human
Replacements:
HK 16 Ollie le Roux  
PR 17 Faan Rautenbach  
LK 18 Quinton Davids
FL 19 Joe van Niekerk  
SH 20 Craig Davidson
CE 21 Adrian Jacobs  
WG 22 Brent Russell  
Coach:
Rudolf Straeuli
FB 15 Kevin Morgan
RW 14 Rhys Williams
OC 13 Mark Taylor
IC 12 Andy Marinos
LW 11 Craig Morgan
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel
N8 8 Colin Charvis (c)
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Michael Owen
RL 5 Steve Williams
LL 4 Gareth Llewellyn
TP 3 Ben Evans
HK 2 Robin McBryde
LP 1 Iestyn Thomas
Replacements:
HK 16 Mefin Davies  
PR 17 Martyn Madden  
LK 18 Robert Sidoli  
FL 19 Richard Parks  
SH 20 Ryan Powell  
FH 21 Neil Jenkins  
CE 22 Tom Shanklin  
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

Second TestEdit

Wales again lost, but played a "fiercely contested" match according to BBC Sport.[2] The tour showed the improvement that the coach Steve Hansen was waiting for.[3]

15 June 2002
  South Africa19–8  Wales
Try: Russell
Davidson
Pen: Pretorius (3)
ReportTry: Charvis
Pen: Jones
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 42,500
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
FB 15 Brent Russell
RW 14 Stefan Terblanche
OC 13 Marius Joubert
IC 12 De Wet Barry
LW 11 Breyton Paulse
FH 10 Andre Pretorius
SH 9 Bolla Conradie
N8 8 Bobby Skinstad (c)
OF 7 AJ Venter
BF 6 Corne Krige
RL 5 Jannes Labuschagne
LL 4 Quinton Davids
TP 3 Willie Meyer  
HK 2 James Dalton
LP 1 Daan Human
Replacements:
HK 16 Ollie le Roux  
PR 17 Faan Rautenbach  
LK 18 Hottie Louw  
FL 19 Joe van Niekerk  
SH 20 Craig Davidson  
CE 21 Adrian Jacobs
FB 22 Werner Greeff
Coach:
Rudolf Straeuli
FB 15 Kevin Morgan
RW 14 Rhys Williams
OC 13 Mark Taylor
IC 12 Andy Marinos
LW 11 Craig Morgan
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel
N8 8 Colin Charvis (c)
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Michael Owen
RL 5 Steve Williams
LL 4 Gareth Llewellyn
TP 3 Ben Evans
HK 2 Robin McBryde
LP 1 Iestyn Thomas
Replacements:
HK 16 Mefin Davies  
PR 17 Martyn Madden  
LK 18 Robert Sidoli  
FL 19 Gavin Thomas  
SH 20 Ryan Powell  
FH 21 Neil Jenkins  
CE 22 Tom Shanklin  
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brave Wales downed by Boks". BBC Sport. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Wales go down fighting". BBC Sport. 15 June 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Hansen happy with Wales progress". BBC Sport. 15 June 2002. Retrieved 7 December 2016.