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2003 England rugby union tour of Australasia

2003 England rugby union tour of Australasia
Summary
P W D L
Total
03 03 00 00
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
1 1 0 0
 Australia
1 1 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourArgentina 2002
Next tourAustralasia 2004

MatchesEdit

Scores and results list England's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status Report
New Zealand Māori 23 9 9 June 2003 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth Tour match BBC report
New Zealand 15 13 14 June 2003 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Test match BBC report
Australia 25 14 21 June 2003 Telstra Dome, Melbourne Test match BBC report

The test with All BlacksEdit

14 June 2003
  New Zealand 13–15   England
Try: Howlett
Con: Spencer
Pen: Spencer 2
Pen: Wilikinson 4
Drop: Wilikinson
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Stuart Dickinson  

New Zealand: 15. Doug Howlett, 14.Joe Rokocoko, 13.Ma'a Nonu, 12.Tana Umaga, 11.Caleb Ralph, 10.Carlos Spencer, 9.Justin Marshall, 8.Rodney So'oialo, 7.Richie McCaw, 6.Reuben Thorne (capt), 5.Ali Williams, 4.Chris Jack, 3.Greg Somerville, 2.Anton Oliver, 1.Dave Hewett, – replacements: 16.Keven Mealamu, 19.Jerry Collins, 22.Mils MuliainaNo entry : 17.Carl Hoeft, 18.Brad Thorn, 19.Jerry Collins, 21.Dan Carter
England: 15.Josh Lewsey, 14.Jason Robinson, 13.Will Greenwood, 12.Mike Tindall, 11.Ben Cohen, 10.Jonny Wilkinson, 9.Kyran Bracken, 8.Lawrence Dallaglio  , 7.Neil Back  , 6.Richard Hill, 5.Ben Kay, 4.Martin Johnson (capt.), 3.Jason Leonard, 2.Steve Thompson, 1.Graham Rowntree, – replacements: 17.Phil Vickery, 19.Joe Worsley, 22.Dan LugerNo entry: 16.Dorian West, 18.Steve Borthwick, 20.Andy Gomarsall, 21.Paul Grayson

The Test with WallabiesEdit

21 June 2003
  Australia 14–25   England
Try: Sailor
Pen: Roff 3
Try: Cohen, Greenwood, Tindall
Con: Wilkinson 2
Pen: Wilkinson 2
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: David McHugh  

Australia: Chris Latham, 14.Wendell Sailor, 13.Morgan Turinui, 12.Steve Kefu, 11.Joe Roff, 10.Nathan Grey, 9.George Gregan (capt), 1.Bill Young, 2.Jeremy Paul, 3.Patricio Noriega, 4.David Giffin, 5.Nathan Sharpe, 6.David Lyons, 7.Phil Waugh, 8.Toutai Kefu, – replacements: 16.Brendan Cannon, 17.Ben Darwin, 18.Dan Vickerman, 21.Mat Rogers, 22.Lote TuqiriNo entry : 19.Daniel Heenan, 20.Chris Whitaker
England: 15.Josh Lewsey, 14.Jason Robinson, 13.Will Greenwood, 12.Mike Tindall, 11.Ben Cohen, 10.Jonny Wilkinson, 9.Kyran Bracken, 8.Lawrence Dallaglio, 7.Neil Back, 6.Richard Hill, 5.Ben Kay, 4.Martin Johnson (capt.), 3.Phil Vickery, 2.Steve Thompson, 1.Trevor Woodman, – replacements: 18.Steve Borthwick, 19.Joe Worsley, 20.Matt DawsonNo entry: 16.Mark Regan, 17.Jason Leonard, 21.Alex King, 22.Dan Luger


Match ReportsEdit

vs New ZealandEdit

In the first half both teams scored two penalties to leave the half time score at 6–6. In the second half England scored two more penalties to go 12–6 up. England then had two men sin binned. Despite this Wilkinson extended England's lead with a drop goal. New Zealand scored a consolation try and conversion with England winning 15–13.

Touring partyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Ruthless England raise stakes". The Guardian. 10 June 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  • "New Zealand v England at Wellington, Jun 14, 2003". ESPN Scrum. 14 June 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  • "Now England can rule the world says Woodward". The Guardian. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  • "Australia v England at Melbourne, Jun 21, 2003". ESPN Scrum. 14 June 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  • "Johnson fronts up and Wallabies chew on unwise words". The Guardian. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.