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

Matches

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 Blacks

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 Australia

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 yellow card, 7.Neil Back yellow card, 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 Wallabies

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 Republic of Ireland

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 Reports

vs New Zealand

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, Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back, sin binned. Despite this Wilkinson extended England's lead with a drop goal. New Zealand scored a to close the gap, but England won 15–13.

Touring party

Full back

Three-quarters

Jason Robinson, Will Greenwood, Mike Tindall, Ben Cohen, Dan Luger, Jamie Noon, Stuart Abbott, James Simpson-Daniel

Half-backs

Forwards

Lawrence Dallaglio, Neil Back, Richard Hill, Ben Kay, Martin Johnson, Jason Leonard, Steve Thompson, Graham Rowntree, Phil Vickery, Trevor Woodman, Joe Worsley, Matt Dawson

References