1893 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
The New Zealand team that toured Australia
ManagerG.F.C. Campbell
Tour captain(s)Thomas Ellison
Top point scorer(s)Francis Jervis (38)
Top try scorer(s)Francis Jervis (6)
Thomas Ellison (6)
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Tour chronology
Previous tour1884 New South Wales
Next tour1897 Australia

The 1893 New Zealand tour rugby to Australia was the second tour by the New Zealand national rugby union team to Australia. Ten matches were played against regional and district sides, but no Test matches were played. It was the first tour arranged by New Zealand Rugby Football Union, which had been founded the previous year. The only previous New Zealand national team was the side that toured New South Wales in 1884. Immediately before departing for Sydney, the tourists played a match against a "Combined XV" in Wellington, which New Zealand won 7–4.[1]

Touring party

Name Position Province
Archie D'Arcy Fullback Wairarapa
Henry Clarke Wilson Fullback Wellington
Alan Good Wing Taranaki
George Harper Three-quarter Nelson
Francis "Doss" Mahon Jervis Wing Auckland
William "Tabby" Wynyard Three-quarter Wellington
Henry Butland Half back West Coast
David Gage Utility back Wellington
Maurice Herrold Half back Auckland
Graham Shannon Half back/Forward Manawatu
Alfred Bayly Loose forward Taranaki
Sam Cockroft Hooker Manawatu
Thomas Ellison Forward Wellington
John Henry Gardner Forward South Canterbury
Rod Gray Forward Wairarapa
James Taylor Lambie Forward Taranaki
Charles Nicholson Macintosh Forward South Canterbury
Robert McKenzie Forward Auckland
William McKenzie Wing forward Wairarapa
John Mowlem Forward Manawatu
Frederick Murray Forward Auckland
Robert Oliphant Wing forward Wellington
Walter Pringle Forward Wellington
Charles Speight Forward Auckland
Angus Stuart Forward Wellington
Hoeroa Tiopira Forward Hawke's Bay
Billy Watson Forward Wairarapa

Match summary

Complete list of matches played by New Zealand in Australia:[2]

A series of sketches published in The Queenslander of one of New Zealand's matches against Queensland
# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 28 Jun Cumberland County Sydney Cumberland Oval 8–0
2 1 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Cricket Ground 17–8
3 4 Jul NSW Junior Sydney Cricket Ground 19–0
4 6 Jul Northern District Newcastle Sports Ground 25–3
5 8 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Cricket Ground 3–25
6 15 Jul Queensland Reds Brisbane Exhibition Ground 14–3
7 19 Jul Queensland Reds 2nd Brisbane Exhibition Ground 6–0
8 22 Jul Queensland Reds Brisbane Exhibition Ground 36–0
9 26 Jul Western District Bathurst 24–5
10 29 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Cricket Ground 16–0
Pl W D L Ps Pc
10 9 0 1 168 44

See also


  1. ^ "10th All Black Game". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ Tour in New South Wales and Queensland on All Blacks website