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2002 end-of-year rugby union internationals

The 2002 end-of-year tests, also known as the 2002 Autumn Internationals, are international rugby union matches that took place during November and December 2002 involving touring teams from the southern hemisphere. These consist of Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, and South Africa and one or more teams from the Six Nations Championship: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. This year's end of year tests also featured Tier 2 European sides, Romania, Russia and Georgia, and also features South Pacific nations Fiji.

The 2002 end-of-year tests featured one of the biggest results in rugby union history, as South Africa suffered their heaviest ever defeat, losing 53-3 to England on 23 November.[1]

FixturesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 November 2002
19:30 GMT
Wales   40–3   Romania
Report[2]
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 9,448
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

2 November 2002
20:10 ART (UTC-3)
Argentina   6–17   Australia
Pen: Contepomi (2)
Report[3] Try: Mortlock
Pen: Burke (3)
Flatley

Week 2Edit

9 November 2002
14:30 GMT
England   31–28   New Zealand
Try: Cohen
Moody
Wilkinson
Con: Wilkinson (2/3)
Pen: Wilkinson (3)
Drop: Wilkinson
Report[4] Try: Howlett
Lee
Lomu (2)
Con: Blair (2)
Mehrtens (2)

9 November 2002
14:30 GMT
Ireland   18–9   Australia
Pen: O'Gara (6)
Report[5] Pen: Burke (3)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

9 November 2002
16:30 GMT
Scotland   37–10   Romania
Report[6]

9 November 2002
16:30 GMT
Wales   58–14   Fiji
Report[7]

9 November 2002
20:45 CET (UTC+1)
France   30–10   South Africa
Try: Clerc
Heymans
Con: Gelez (1/2)
Pen: Gelez (5)
Drop: Castaignède
Report[8] Try: Van Niekerk
Con: Pretorius
Pen: Pretorius
Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 57,203
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Week 3Edit

16 November 2002
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   6–36   Argentina
Pen: Domínguez (2)
Report[9] Try: Albanese
Corleto
Durand
Martín
Orengo
Con: Contepomi (2)
Fernández Miranda (2)
Pen: Contepomi
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 23,263
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

16 November 2002
14:30 GMT
England   32–31   Australia
Try: Cohen (2)
Con: Wilkinson (2/2)
Pen: Wilkinson (6)
Report[10] Try: Flatley (2)
Sailor
Con: Burke (2/3)
Pen: Burke (4)
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

16 November 2002
14:30 GMT
Scotland   21–6   South Africa
Try: Pountney
Walker
Con: Laney (1/2)
Pen: Laney (3)
Report[11] Pen: James (2)
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 58,225
Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales)

16 November 2002
20:45 CET (UTC+1)
France   20–20   New Zealand
Try: Brusque
Magne
Con: Gelez (2/2)
Pen: Gelez (2)
Report[12] Try: Umaga
Meeuws
Con: Mehrtens (2/2)
Pen: Mehrtens (2)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,625
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)

16 November 2002
16:30 GMT
Wales   32–21   Canada
Report[13]
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 30,586
Referee: Giulio de Santis (Italy)

17 November 2002
15:00 GMT
Ireland   64–17   Fiji
Report[14]
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 31,482
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Week 4Edit

23 November 2002
14:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   35–3   Canada
Report[15]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

23 November 2002
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   3–34   Australia
Pen: Pez
Report[16] Try: Harrison
Kefu
Mortlock
Staniforth (2)
Con: Burke (3/5)
Pen: Burke
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pablo Deluca (Argentina)

23 November 2002
14:30 GMT
Wales   17–43   New Zealand
Try: Robinson 14' c
Penalty try 79' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1) 15'
Harris (1/1) 79'
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 8'
Report[17] Try: Howlett 19' c, 80+1' c
Meeuws 80+5' c
King 80+8' c
Con: Mehrtens (4/4) 20', 80+2', 80+6', 80+9'
Pen: Mehrtens (5/6) 11', 17', 40+1', 43', 63'

23 November 2002
14:30 GMT
England   53–3   South Africa
Try: Cohen 20' m
Greenwood 30' c, 42' c
Penalty try 60' c
Back 69' c
Hill 74' c
Dallaglio 80+2' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/2) 30'
Dawson (1/1) 43'
Gomarsall (2/2) 61', 70'
Stimpson (2/2) 75', 80+3'
Pen: Wilkinson (1/1) 12'
Report[18] Pen: Pretorius (1/1) 37'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

Jannes Labuschagne (South Africa) was shown a red card after 22 minutes.
Until 16 September 2017 against New Zealand 57-0, this result is South Africa's biggest defeat in their rugby union history.


23 November 2002
16:30 GMT
Ireland   16–7   Argentina
Try: Dempsey 20'
Con: O'Gara (1/1) 21'
Pen: O'Gara (3/3) 33', 43', 65'
Report[19] Try: Martín 23'
Con: Contepomi (1/1) 25'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Chris White (England)

24 November 2002
15:00 GMT
Scotland   36–22   Fiji
Report[20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England rout sorry Springboks". 23 November 2002. Retrieved 14 September 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Wales v Romania". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Argentina v Australia". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "England v New Zealand". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Ireland v Australia". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Scotland v Romania". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Wales v Fiji". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "France v South Africa". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Italy v Argentina". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  10. ^ "England v Australia". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Scotland v South Africa". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  12. ^ "France v New Zealand". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Wales v Canada". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Ireland v Fiji". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  15. ^ "France v Canada". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Italy v Australia". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Wales v New Zealand". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  18. ^ "England v South Africa". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Ireland v Argentina". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Scotland v Fiji". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.