2003 Tri Nations Series

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2003 Tri Nations Series
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand (5th title)
Bledisloe Cup  New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 33 (5.5 per match)
2002
2004

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

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


Table

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

Results

 
12 July 2003
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 26 – 22  Australia Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
(HT: 20–10) Referee: New Zealand Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Tries:
Matfield, Russell
Tries:
Sailor, Roff, Waugh
Conversions:
Koen (2)
Conversions:
Burke (2)
Penalties:
Koen (4)
Drop Goals:
Burke
 
19 July 2003
15:00 SAST (UTC+02)
 South Africa 16 – 52  New Zealand Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
(HT: 9–22) Referee: Ireland Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Tries:
Willemse
Tries:
Howlett (2), Mauger, Meeuws, Rokocoko (2), Spencer
Conversions:
Koen
Conversions:
Spencer (4)
Penalties:
Koen (2)
Penalties:
Spencer (3)
Drop Goals:
Koen
 
26 July 2003
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 21 – 50  New Zealand Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Australia
(HT: 11–23) Referee: England Tony Spreadbury (England)
Tries:
Burke, Rogers, Sailor
Tries:
Carter, Howlett, Mauger, Rokocoko (3), Umaga
Penalties:
Burke (2)
Conversions:
Carter, Spencer (2)
Penalties:
Spencer (3)
 
2 August 2003
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
 Australia 29 – 9  South Africa Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
(HT: 6–6) Referee: New Zealand Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)
Tries:
Rogers, Waugh
Penalties:
Koen (3)
Conversions:
Flatley (2)
Penalties:
Flatley (5)
 
9 August 2003
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 19 – 11  South Africa Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand
(HT: 13–11) Referee: Australia Peter Marshall (Australia)
Tries:
Rokocoko
Tries:
Bands
Conversions:
Spencer
Penalties:
Koen (2)
Penalties:
Spencer (4)
 
16 August 2003
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)
 New Zealand 21 – 17  Australia Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
(HT: 15–9) Referee: South Africa Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Tries:
Howlett (2)
Tries:
Smith
Conversions:
Spencer
Penalties:
Flatley (4)
Penalties:
Spencer (3)
Tri Nations
2003 Winners
New Zealand
New Zealand
Fifth Title

External links

  • 2003 Tri Nations Series at ESPN
  • Tri Nations at Rugby.com.au
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