1905 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
ManagerN. Gallbraith
Tour captain(s)Jimmy Hunter
Top point scorer(s)Billy Wallace (23)
Top try scorer(s)Billy Wallace (5)
Duncan McGregor (5)
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Test match
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Tour chronology
Previous tour1903 Australia
Next tour1905–06 Europe & N.America

The 1905 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia was the fifth tour by the New Zealand team to Australia and the first in their own country. Three matches were played against Australian teams and four against provincial sides in New Zealand.[1]

Touring party

Name Province Position
George Gillet Canterbury Fullback
Billy Wallace Wellington Utility back
Ernest Booth Otago Wing Three-quarter
Duncan McGregor Wellington Wing Three-quarter
Hector Thomson Wanganui Wing Three-quarter
George Smith Auckland Centre Three-quarter
Jimmy Hunter Taranaki Centre Three-quarter
Simon Mynott Taranaki Fly-half
Fred Roberts Wellington Halfback
Steve Casey Otago Hooker
John Corbett West Coast Forward
Frank Glasgow Taranaki Forward
Fred Newton Canterbury Lock
William Speirs Glenn Taranaki Loose forward
Massa Johnston Otago Loose forward
Alex McDonald Otago Loose forward
George Nicholson Auckland Loose forward
James O'Sullivan Taranaki Loose forward
Charlie Seeling Auckland Loose forward


Complete list of matches played by New Zealand during their tour:[2]

Tour matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 1 Jul Auckland RU Auckland Alexandra Park 3–9
2 8 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Cricket Ground 19–0
3 12 Jul Metropolitan Union Sydney Cricket Ground 22–3
4 15 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Cricket Ground 8–8
5 22 Jul Otago / Southland RU Dunedin Caledonian Ground 10–10
6 27 Jul Canterbury RU Christchurch Lancaster Park 21–3
7 29 Jul Wellington RU Wellington Athletic Park 0–3
Pl W D L Ps Pc
7 4 1 2 89 30


  1. ^ The 1905 All Blacks: A New Zealand Perspective Archived 27 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine by Greg Ryan, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  2. ^ Match centre - In Australia and New Zealand 1905 on AllBlacks.com