1920 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales
Top point scorer(s)Percy Storey (47)
Top try scorer(s)Percy Storey (15)
10 09 01 00
Test match
03 03 00 00
New South Wales New South Wales [note 1]
3 3 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tour1914 Australia
Next tour1922 N.S. Wales

The 1920 New Zealand tour rugby to New South Wales was the ninth tour by the New Zealand national team to Australia. The three most important matches on the tour were played against the New South Wales selection, and the All Blacks won the 3 match series 3–0.

After the First World War, rugby union in Australia was initially only resumed within New South Wales (many players switched to rugby league, especially in Queensland), so official Test matches between the two national sides did not resume until 1929.

In 1986 the Australian Rugby Union accorded Test status to the matches New South Wales played against full international teams in the 1920 to 1928 period, but the New Zealand Rugby Union does not record these matches as Tests.

Before and after the tour, New Zealand played some matches in their own country against provincial selections. The following year, New South Wales visited New Zealand on their 1921 tour.

Match summary

Complete list of matches played by the All Blacks in New South Wales:[1]

  Test matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 10 Jul Auckland RU Auckland Eden Park 11–11
2 14 Jul Manawatu / Horowhenua / Wanganui [note 2] Palmerston North Showground 39–0
3 24 Jul New South Wales New South Wales [note 1] Sydney Sports Ground 26–15
4 28 Jul Manning River District Taree Tare Ground 70–9
5 31 Jul New South Wales New South Wales [note 1] Sydney Sports Ground 14–6
6 2 Aug Metropolitan Union Sydney Showground 20–11
7 4 Aug A N.S.W. Sydney Sports Ground 31–18
8 7 Aug New South Wales New South Wales [note 1] Sydney Sports Ground 24–13
9 11 Aug Metropolitan Union Sydney University Oval 79–5
10 18 Aug Wellington RU Wellington Athletic Park 38–3
Pl W D L Ps Pc
10 9 1 0 352 91


  1. ^ a b c d The three matches played by New South Wales were retroactively accorded Test status by the Australian Rugby Union in 1986, but remain as tour matches only for the NZRU.
  2. ^ Combined team of provincial unions.