2007 England rugby union tour of South Africa
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
2 0 0 2
Tour chronology
Previous tourAustralia 2006
Next tourNew Zealand 2008

The 2007 England rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of matches played in May and June 2007 in South Africa by England national rugby union team to prepare for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

In both tests, the team, coached by Brian Ashton lost heavily against the future world cup winners. Many injured players remained at home, and it was therefore not possible for England to provide a strong opposition to the Springboks.

First test

26 May 2007
South Africa  58–10  England
Try: Burger, de Villiers
Habana 2, Steyn
van der Linde, Willemse
Con: Montgomery 7
Pen: Montgomery 3
report Try: Simpson-Daniel
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 32.000
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
South Africa England
Percy Montgomery FB 15 FB Mike Brown
Ashwin Willemse W 14 W Iain Balshaw
Wynand Olivier C 13 C Mathew Tait
Jean de Villiers C 12 C Toby Flood
Bryan Habana W 11 W Jason Robinson (capt.)
Butch James FH 10 FH Jonny Wilkinson
Ricky Januarie SH 9 SH Andy Gomarsall
Danie Rossouw N8 8 N8 Nick Easter
Juan Smith F 7 F Andy Hazell
Schalk Burger F 6 F Chris Jones
Victor Matfield L 5 L Alex Brown
Bakkies Botha L 4 L Dean Schofield
BJ Botha P 3 P Stuart Turner
(capt.) John Smit H 2 H Mark Regan
Deon Carstens P 1 P Kevin Yates
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow Gary Botha H 16 H Matt Cairns upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Gurthro Steenkamp P 17 P Darren Crompton upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow CJ van der Linde P 18 F Roy Winters upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Johann Muller L 19 F Pat Sanderson upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Pierre Spies N8 20 FH Shaun Perry upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Ruan Pienaar C 21 Anthony Allen
upward-facing green arrow Frans Steyn W 22 W James Simpson-Daniel upward-facing green arrow
Coaches
Jake White South Africa England Brian Ashton

Second Test

2 June 2007
South Africa  55–22  England
Try: JP Botha, Burger
Habana 2, Januarie
Montgomery, Spies 2
Con: James
Montgomery 5
Pen: Montgomery
Try: Scarbrough
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilikinson 5
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: .000
South Africa England
Percy Montgomery FB 15 FB Mike Brown
Akona Ndungane W 14 W Jamie Noon
Wynand Olivier C 13 C Mathew Tait
Jean de Villiers C 12 C Toby Flood
yellow card Bryan Habana W 11 W Dan Scarbrough
Butch James FH 10 FH Jonny Wilkinson (capt.)
Ricky Januarie SH 9 SH Andy Gomarsall
Pierre Spies N8 8 N8 Ben Skirving
Juan Smith F 7 F Magnus Lund
Schalk Burger F 6 F Nick Easter
Victor Matfield L 5 L Alex Brown
Bakkies Botha L 4 L Roy Winters
CJ van der Linde P 3 P Matt Stevens
(capt.) John Smit H 2 H Mark Regan
Gurthro Steenkamp P 1 P Kevin Yates
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow Gary Botha H 16 H Andy Titterrell upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Deon Carstens P 17 P Stuart Turner upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Johann Muller L 18 L Dean Schofield upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Bobby Skinstad F 19 L Chris Jones upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Ruan Pienaar SH 20 SH Shaun Perry upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Frans Steyn FB 21 Anthony Allen
upward-facing green arrow Ashwin Willemse W 22 FB Nick Abendanon upward-facing green arrow
Coaches
Jake White South Africa England Brian Ashton

References