1949 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand
Summary
P W D L
Total
12 11 00 01
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
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 New Zealand
2 2 0 0

The 1949 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of 12 rugby union matches played by the "Wallabies" in 1949. The Australians lost only one match, and won the Test series 2-0.

At the same time, a 30-man All Black squad was touring South Africa. On 3 September 1949, New Zealand lost two test matches on the same day - one in South Africa, the other at home to Australia.

"The New Zealand Rugby Union ... decided that the 1949 matches against Australia would have full test status, even though the country's top 30 players were in South Africa. One of the reasons for the decision was to not deprive test caps to three of the All Blacks, Johnny Smith, Ben Couch and Vincent Bevan who were not considered for the South African tour because they were Māori (although Bevan was not regarded as eligible for the Māori All Blacks). All three would surely have otherwise gone to South Africa (also probably Ronald Bryers and Nau Cherrington)."[1]


Matches

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
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King Country
24 6 17 August 1949 Taumarunui Domain, Taumarunui Tour match
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Bay of Plenty
35 8 21 August 1949 Whakatane Field, Whakatane Tour match
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Poverty Bay /
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East Coast
20 12 24 August 1949 Rugby Park, Gisborne Tour match
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Wairarapa
21 14 27 August 1949 Memorial Park, Masterton Tour match
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Manawatu /
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Horowhenua
29 6 31 August 1949 Showgrounds, Palmerston North Tour match
New Zealand New Zealand 11 6 3 September 1949 Athletic Park, Wellington Test match
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Combined XV
14 8 7 September 1949 Lansdowne Park, Blenheim Tour match
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West Coast-Buller
15 17 10 September 1949 Rugby Park, Greymouth Tour match
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Ashburton /
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South Canterbury /
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North Otago
9 0 14 September 1949 Centennial Park, Oamaru Tour match
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Southland
15 10 17 September 1949 Rugby Park, Invercargill Tour match
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Canterbury
16 12 21 September 1949 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Tour match
New Zealand New Zealand 16 9 24 September 1949 Eden Park, Auckland Test match

Bibliography

All found on link

References

  1. ^ Palenski, Ron (2003). Century in Black: 100 years of All Black test rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa Beckett. p. 184. ISBN 1-86958-937-8.