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1963 England rugby union tour of Australasia
Summary
P W D L
Total
06 01 00 05
Test match
03 00 00 03
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
2 0 0 2
 Australia
1 0 0 1

The 1963 England rugby union tour of Australasia was the first overseas tour by the England national rugby union team.[1]

Scotland, Ireland and France had preceded England in embarking on short tours to the Southern Hemisphere, and the RFU can be criticised for not having understood that an itinerary of six hard matches including three Test matches in a mere 18 days is somewhat severe, especially when 2 Test matches, against different countries, fall within 4 days at the end of the trip.

Matches

Scores and results list England's points tally first.[2]

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
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Wellington
14 9 18 May 1963 Athletic Park, Wellington Tour match
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Otago
9 14 22 May 1963 Carisbrook, Dunedin Tour match
New Zealand New Zealand 11 21 25 May 1963 Eden Park, Auckland Test match
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Hawke's Bay
5 20 28 May 1963 McLean Park, Napier Tour match
New Zealand New Zealand 6 9 1 June 1963 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Test match
Australia Australia 9 18 4 June 1963 Sportground, Sydney Test match

Touring party

Full back

Three-quarters

Half-backs

Forwards


References

  1. ^ Collins, Tony (2009). A social history of English Rugby Union : sport and the making of the middle classes. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge. p. 192. ISBN 1134023359.
  2. ^ "International Teams > England > Games Played". rugbydata.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2007.