2003 Wales rugby union tour of Australasia

The 2003 Wales rugby union tour of Australasia was a series of matches played in June 2003 in Australia and New Zealand by Wales national rugby union team to prepare the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

2003 Wales rugby union tour of Australasia
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Australia
1 0 0 1
 New Zealand
1 0 0 1

Wales lost both test matches.

AustraliaEdit

14 June 2003
Australia   30–10   Wales
Try: Sailor (2)
Latham
Paul
Grey
Con: Roff
Pen: Flatley
Report Try: Robinson
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Attendance: 63,688
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Wendell Sailor
OC 13 Morgan Turinui
IC 12 Steve Kefu
LW 11 Joe Roff
FH 10 Elton Flatley
SH 9 George Gregan (c)
N8 8 Toutai Kefu
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 David Giffin
RL 5 David Lyons
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Patricio Noriega
HK 2 Jeremy Paul
LP 1 Bill Young
Replacements:
HK 16 Brendan Cannon
PR 17 Ben Darwin
LK 18 Dan Vickerman
FL 19 Daniel Heenan
SH 20 Chris Whitaker
CE 21 Nathan Grey
WG 22 Lote Tuqiri
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Rhys Williams
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Jamie Robinson
IC 12 Mark Taylor
LW 11 Tom Shanklin
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Gareth Cooper
N8 8 Colin Charvis
OF 7 Martyn Williams (c)
BF 6 Jonathan Thomas
RL 5 Robert Sidoli
LL 4 Gareth Llewellyn
TP 3 Gethin Jenkins
HK 2 Robin McBryde
LP 1 Iestyn Thomas
Replacements:
HK 16 Mefin Davies  
PR 17 Ben Evans
LK 18 Chris Wyatt
N8 19 Alix Popham  
SH 20 Dwayne Peel
FH 21 Ceri Sweeney
CE 22 Gavin Henson
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

New ZealandEdit

21 June 2003
New Zealand   55–3   Wales
Try: Howlett
Spencer
Carter
Meeuws
Mealamu
Umaga
Rokocoko (2)
Con: Carter (6)
Report Pen: S. Jones
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Daniel Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina
RW 14 Doug Howlett
OC 13 Tana Umaga
IC 12 Dan Carter
LW 11 Joe Rokocoko
FH 10 Carlos Spencer
SH 9 Steve Devine
N8 8 Jerry Collins
OF 7 Marty Holah
BF 6 Reuben Thorne (c)
RL 5 Ali Williams   47'
LL 4 Chris Jack
TP 3 Kees Meeuws
HK 2 Keven Mealamu
LP 1 Carl Hoeft
Replacements:
HK 16 Anton Oliver
PR 17 Dave Hewett
LK 18 Brad Thorn   47'
FL 19 Richie McCaw
SH 20 Byron Kelleher
CE 21 Aaron Mauger
WG 22 Caleb Ralph
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Rhys Williams
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Jamie Robinson   68'
IC 12 Mark Taylor
LW 11 Tom Shanklin   76'
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Gareth Cooper   76'
N8 8 Colin Charvis   23'
OF 7 Martyn Williams (c)   28'   40'
BF 6 Dafydd Jones
RL 5 Gareth Llewellyn   51'
LL 4 Robert Sidoli
TP 3 Gethin Jenkins
HK 2 Robin McBryde   51'
LP 1 Iestyn Thomas
Replacements:
HK 16 Mefin Davies   51'
PR 17 Ben Evans
LK 18 Chris Wyatt   28'   40'   51'
FL 19 Jonathan Thomas   23'
SH 20 Dwayne Peel   76'
FH 21 Ceri Sweeney   68'
CE 22 Gavin Henson   76'
Coach:
  Steve Hansen

ReferencesEdit

  • "Australia drop Flatley for missing training". The Guardian. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  • "Black day as Wales suffer". The Guardian. 21 June 2003. Retrieved 27 May 2013.