2003 Tri Nations Series

The 2003 Tri Nations Series was contested from 12 July to 16 August between the national rugby union teams of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New Zealand won the tournament for the fifth time.

2003 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions New Zealand (5th title)
Bledisloe Cup New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Tries scored33 (5.5 per match)
2002
2004

New Zealand regained the Bledisloe Cup which Australia had held since 1998.

TableEdit

Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 142 65 +77 2 18
  Australia 4 1 0 3 89 106 −17 2 6
  South Africa 4 1 0 3 62 122 −60 0 4

ResultsEdit

12 July 2003
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  26–22  Australia
Try: Matfield
Russell
Con: Koen (2)
Pen: Koen (4)
Try: Sailor
Roff
Waugh
Con: Burke (2)
Drop: Burke
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

19 July 2003
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
South Africa  16–52  New Zealand
Try: Willemse
Con: Koen
Pen: Koen (2)
Drop: Koen
Try: Howlett (2)
Mauger
Meeuws
Rokocoko (2)
Spencer
Con: Spencer (4)
Pen: Spencer (3)
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

26 July 2003
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  21–50  New Zealand
Try: Burke
Rogers
Sailor
Pen: Burke (2)
Try: Carter
Howlett
Mauger
Rokocoko (3)
Umaga
Con: Carter
Spencer (2)
Pen: Spencer (3)
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)

2 August 2003
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  29–9  South Africa
Try: Rogers
Waugh
Con: Flatley (2)
Pen: Flatley (5)
Pen: Koen (3)
Lang Park, Brisbane
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

9 August 2003
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  19–11  South Africa
Try: Rokocoko
Con: Spencer
Pen: Spencer (4)
Try: Bands
Pen: Koen (2)
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Referee: Peter Marshall (Australia)

16 August 2003
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
New Zealand  21–17  Australia
Try: Howlett (2)
Con: Spencer
Pen: Spencer (3)
Try: Smith
Pen: Flatley (4)
Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

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