Australia rugby union
tour of New Zealand
Coach(es)M.C. Morgan
Tour captain(s)Larry Dwyer
09 03 00 06
Test match
03 01 00 02
 New Zealand
3 1 0 2

The 1913 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand was a collection of friendly rugby union games undertaken by the Australia national rugby union team against various invitational teams from New Zealand and also against the New Zealand national team.[1]

The team played in the light-blue jersey of NSW Waratahs with the state emblem and the word "Australia" on the chest.[2] Australia played 8 matches, with only 3 victories and 5 defeats.[3]

Touring party

Match summary

Complete list of matches played by the Wallabies in New Zealand:[4]

  Test matches

Scene of one of the two tests played v. New Zealand
Scene of one of the two tests played v. New Zealand
# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 27 Aug Auckland RU Auckland Alexandra Park 13–15
2 30 Aug Taranaki RU New Plymouth 11–9
3 3 Sep Wanganui RFU Wanganui 6–11
4 6 Sep  New Zealand Wellington Athletic Park 5–30
5 10 Sep Southland RU Invercargill 8–13
6 13 Sep  New Zealand Dunedin Carisbrook Stadium 13–25
7 17 Sep South Canterbury RU Timaru 3–16
8 20 Sep  New Zealand Christchurch Lancaster Park 16–5
9 24 Sep Marlborough RU Blenheim 30–3
Pl W D L Ps Pc
9 3 0 5 105 127

Match details

Auckland RU

27 August
Auckland RU 15–13 Australia
Pen: O'Leary, McGregor (2), Macky
Report Try: McMabon (2)
Pen: McMabon
Alexandra Park
Attendance: 4,000

New Zealand (1st Test)

6 September
New Zealand  30–5  Australia
Try: Gray, Lynch (3),
McKenzie (2), Murray,
Con: Roberts (3)
Report Try: Carr
Con: McMahon
Athletic Park, Wellington
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: R.L. Simpson (Wellington)

New Zealand (2nd Test)

13 September
New Zealand  25–13  Australia
Try: Brown, Cummings,
Hasell, Taylor, Wilson
Con: O'Leary (3)
Drop: O'Leary
Report Try: Jones (2), Suttor
Con: Simpson (2)
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: A.D. Downes (Otago)

New Zealand (3rd Test)

20 September
New Zealand  5–16  Australia
Try: Fanning
Con: O'Leary
Report Try: Jones, Suttor (2),
Con: Hughes (2)
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Referee: G.W. Nicholson (Auckland)


Found on Papers Past website


  1. ^ Overseas teams in New Zealand
  2. ^ SPIRO: Brief history of the quirky colours of the Wallaby jersey by Spiro Zavos on The Roar website, 25 Aug 2012
  3. ^ Beneath the Mā̄ori Moon: An Illustrated History of Māori Rugby by Malcolm Mulholland - Huia Publishers (2008) - ISBN 978-1869693053
  4. ^ Australia tour, 1913|Match results on ESPN Scrum