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1903 South Africa

Captain: Mark Morrison
Coach: Johnny Hammond

By 1903, the British tourists really knew they were going to have a battle on their hands when they opened up the tour with three bruising losses in the first three games.

The side captained by Mark Morrison suffered badly at the hands of the provincial sides losing many of their matches in the run up to the 3 test matches.

The test matches themselves were tight affairs with the first two tests ending in draws, but the final test in rain soaked Newlands saw South Africa take the series in an 8-0 win over the tourists.

The seed was sown for the next 50 years as the British Isles were destined not to win another series in South Africa for nearly half a century.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
09/07/1903
WP Country
Cape Town
L
7-13
11/07/1903
WP Town
Cape Town
L
3-12
18/07/1903
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
W
15-0
20/07/1903
Eastern Province
Port Elizabeth
W
12-0
22/07/1903
Grahams-town
Grahams-town
W
28-7
25/07/1903
King William’s Town
King William’s Town
W
37-3
27/07/1903
East London
East London
W
7-5
01/08/1903
Griqualand West
Kimberley
L
0-11
04/08/1903
Griqualand West
Kimberley
L
6-8
08/08/1903
Transvaal
Jo’burg
L
3-12
11/08/1903
Pretoria
Pretoria
W
15-3
13/08/1903
Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg
W
15-0
15/08/1903
Durban
Durban
W
22-0
19/08/1903
Witwatersrand
Jo’burg
W
12-0
22/08/1903
Transvaal
Jo’burg
L
4-14
26/08/1903
South Africa
Jo’burg
D
10-10
29/08/1903
Orange River Colony
B’mfontein
W
17-16
02/09/1903
Griqualand West
Kimberley
W
11-5
05/09/1903
South Africa
Kimberley
D
0-0
10/09/1903
Western Province
Cape Town
D
3-3
12/09/1903
South Africa
Cape Town
L
0-8
13/07/1903
Western Province
Cape Town
L
4-8

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