2002 England rugby union tour of Argentina
Coach(es)Clive Woodward
Tour captain(s)Martin Johnson
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 01 00 01
Test match
01 01 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
1 1 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourNorth America 2001
Next tourAustralasia 2003

The 2002 England rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of matches played in June 2002 in Argentina by the England national rugby union team.[1] The representative side played only two matches in Argentina, winning both of them, the first v the Argentina Second Team (Jaguares)[2] and a test match at José Amalfitani Stadium.[3]

In the test match, a young and inexperienced team beat the Argentina senior 26–18 in front of 40,000 people. The victory was praised by British media, remarking the "stunning second-half" played by England,[4] while the Argentina's performance was heavily criticised by local media. At the end of the first half, Argentina leaded the score 12–3, but they were then overcome by the English side.[5]

The test at Vélez Sársfield was the 12th. match between both sides. England achieved their 8th. victory against 2 of Argentina.[5]

Matches

17 June 2002
 Argentina XV 29–24  England XV
Try: Bouza
Giannantonio
Con: Quesada 2
Pen: Fernández Miranda
Quesada 3
Drop: Quesada
Try: Cueto
Morris
Walder
Con: Walder 3
Pen: Walder

Argentina A: 15. Bernardo Stortonoi, 14. Hernán Senillosa, 13. Diego Giannantonio, 12. Eduardo Simone, 11. Facundo Soler, 10. Gonzalo Quesada, 9. Nicolás Fernández Miranda (capt.), 8. Pablo Bouza, 7. Lucas Ostiglia, 6. Martín Durand, 5. Mariano Sambucetti, 4. Pedro Sporleder, 3. Julio García, 2. Mario Ledesma, 1. Roberto Grau, – replacements:: Juan José Villar, Martín Scelzo, Miguel Ruiz, Alfonso Amuchástegui, Juan Fernández Miranda, José Núñez Piossek, 22. Diego Giannantonio
England XV: 15. Tom Beim, 14. David Rees, 13. Tom May, 12. Kevin Sorrell, 11. Mark Cueto, 10. Dave Walder, 9. Nick Walshe, 8. Declan Danaher, 7. Pete Anglesea, 6. Adam Balding, 5. Hugh Vyvyan (capt.), 4. Rob Fidler, 3. Robbie Morris, 2. Mark Regan, 1. Trevor Woodman, – replacements:, 22. Kevin Sorrell

Test-match

22 June 2002
 Argentina 18–26  England
Pen: Quesada (6)
Try: Christophers, Kay
Con: Hodgson (2)
Pen: Hodgson (3), Stimpson
Teams

Argentina: 15. Ignacio Corleto, 14. Gonzalo Camardón, 13. José Orengo, 12. Felipe Contepomi, 11. Diego Albanese, 10. Gonzalo Quesada, 9. Agustín Pichot (capt.), 8. Gonzalo Longo, 7. Rolando Martin, 6. Santiago Phelan, 5. Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe, 4. Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 3. Omar Hasan, 2. Federico Mendez Azpillaga, 1. Mauricio Reggiardo, – replacements: 16. Mario Ledesma, 17. Lucas Ostiglia, 18. Jose Nunez Piossek, 19. Martin Durand, 20. Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, 21. Roberto Grau, 22. Diego Giannantonio
England: 15. Michael Horak, 14. Tim Stimpson, 13. Geoff Appleford, 12. Ben Johnston, 11. Phil Christophers, 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Andy Gomarsall, 8. Joe Worsley, 7. Lewis Moody, 6. Alex Sanderson, 5. Ben Kay, 4. Alex Codling, 3. Phil Vickery (capt.), 2. Steve Thompson, 1. David Flatman, – replacements: 16. Mark Regan, 17. Trevor Woodman, 18. Hugh Vyvyan, 19. Adam Balding, 20. Nick Walshe, 21. Dave Walder, 22. Kevin Sorrell

References

  1. ^ Memoria y Balance 2002 on UAR
  2. ^ "Argentina 'A' edge out England". ESPN Scrum. 17 June 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ "England tyros torment Pumas". The Guardian. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ Argentina beaten by England youngsters on BBC Sport, 22 June 2002
  5. ^ a b c La revancha ante Inglaterra tendrá que esperar otra ocasión on Página/12