1962 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand
Summary
P W D L
Total
13 06 01 06
Test match
03 00 01 02
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
3 0 1 2

The 1962 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of thirteen matches played by the Wallabies in August and September 1962.

This tour was made two months after the All Blacks had toured Australia. The result of the first test was a draw but the Wallabies were defeated in the other two tests. So the Bledisloe Cup, contested for the first time since 1962 remained with New Zealand. [1]

The tour marked the commencement of the successful "Thornett Era" of Australian Rugby, buoyed by the leadership skills of skipper John Thornett and the outstanding skills of greats of the game like Ken Catchpole, Peter Johnson and Rob Heming. It was the debut tour of Dick Marks and Peter Crittle who would later serve as influential administrators of Australian rugby.[2]

The Matches

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Poverty Bay 31 6 11 August 1962 Rugby Park, Gisborne Tour match
Counties 20 14 15 August 1962 Massey Park, Papakura Tour match
Wairarapa 43 0 18 August 1962 Solway Showgrounds, Masterton Tour match
Horowhenua 28 6 21 August 1962 Park Domain, Levin Tour match
New Zealand 9 9 25 August 1962 Athletic Park, Wellington Test match
Buller West Coast 9 0 29 August 1962 Victoria Square, Westport Tour match
Canterbury 3 5 1 September 1962 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Tour match
North Otago 13 14 4 September 1962 Showgrounds Oval, Oamaru Tour match
New Zealand 0 3 8 September 1962 Carisbrook, Dunedin Test match
Wanganui 29 6 15 September 1962 Spriggens Park, Wanganui Tour match
Thames Valley 14 16 18 September 1962 Sports Domain, Te Aroha Tour match
New Zealand 8 16 22 September 1962 Eden Park, Auckland Test match
Southland 11 16 September 1962 Rugby Park, Invercargill Tour match

Notes

  1. ^ Chester and McMillan, R.H. and N.A.C. (1990). The Visitors. Moa Publications. ISBN 1-86947-060-5.
  2. ^ Meares and Howell; Wallaby Legends; Lothian Books, 2005