1967 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, France and Canada
Summary
P W D L
Total
17 16 01 00
Test match
04 04 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 England
1 1 0 0
 Wales
1 1 0 0
 France
1 1 0 0
 Scotland
1 1 0 0

The 1967 New Zealand rugby union tour of Great Britain, France and Canada was a tour undertaken by the New Zealand national rugby union team (the All Blacks). The series consisted of 17 matches, four of Test status against international opposition. The New Zealand team finished the tour undefeated, the first time they had achieved this in the Northern hemisphere since the 1924–25 Invincible team.

Tour

The 1967 tour was hastily arranged, as New Zealand originally intended to tour South Africa. That was called off due to apartheid issues over the Māori members of the New Zealand side, and Britain was chosen as an alternative. This resulted in difficulties arranging matches against club opposition, a tradition of earlier tours, with non-Test games now played solely against regional teams.[1]

The tour captain was Brian Lochore and the 30-man team was managed by former Kiwis' captain Charles Saxton. The tour began in North America, where the All Blacks played two matches, against British Columbia and Eastern Canada. The tourists then travelled to Great Britain where they faced several regional teams along with two Test matches against England and Wales. This was followed by four matches in France, one against the French national team, before returning to Britain to play three games in Scotland, where they played the final Test of the tour against Scotland. They completed the tour with a return to Wales, beating Monmouthshire and then drawing against an East Wales team, before the final fixture against the Barbarians.

The All Blacks should also have played matches in Ireland, including a test match against Ireland on 16 December but they were forced to cancel this section of the tour because of the 1967 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak. The Irish government banned them from travelling to Ireland, and the tour schedule was re-arranged. The All Blacks also had to burn all their kit before leaving London at the end of the tour.[2]

Touring party

Management

Match summary

Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
British Columbia 36 3 14 October Empire Stadium, Vancouver[3]
Eastern Canada 40 3 18 October Montreal University Stadium, Montreal[4]
North of England 33 3 25 October White City, Manchester[5]
Midlands, London and Home Counties 15 3 28 October Welford Road, Leicester[6]
South of England 16 3 1 November Memorial Ground, Bristol[7]
England 23 11 4 November Twickenham, London[8]
West Wales 21 14 8 November St Helens, Swansea[9]
Wales 13 6 11 November Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff[10]
South East France 16 3 15 November Lyon Stade Municipal, Lyon[11]
France 'B' 32 19 18 November Stadium Municipal, Toulouse[12]
South West France 18 14 21 November Bayonne Stade Municipal, Bayonne[13]
France 21 15 25 November Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris[14]
Scottish Districts 35 14 29 November The Greenyards, Melrose[15]
Scotland 14 3 2 December Murrayfield, Edinburgh[16]
Monmouthshire 23 12 6 December Rodney Parade, Newport[17]
East Wales 3 3 13 December Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff[18]
Barbarians 11 6 16 December Twickenham, London

Match details

England

4 November 1967
England  11–23  New Zealand
Try: Lloyd (2)
Con: Rutherford
Pen: Larter
Try: Birtwistle, Dick,
Kirton (2), Laidlaw
Con: McCormick (4)
Twickenham
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: D.C.J. McMahon (Scotland)

Wales

11 November 1967
Wales  6–13  New Zealand
Pen: Gale
Drop: John
Try: Birtwistle
Davis
Con: McCormick (2)
Pen: McCormick
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 58,500
Referee: M.H. Titcomb England (England)

France

25 November 1967
France  15–21  New Zealand
Try: Campaes
Pen: Villeprreux (3)
Drop: Gachassin
Try: Dick
Going
Kirkpatrick
Steel
Con: McCormick (3)
Pen: McCormick
Stade Olympique
Attendance: 30,203
Referee: R.P. Burrell Scotland

Scotland

2 December 1967
Scotland  3–14  New Zealand
Drop: Chisholm Try: Davis
MacRae
Con: McCormick
Pen: McCormick (2)
Murrayfield
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: K.D. Kelleher Ireland

Barbarians

16 December 1967
Barbarians 6–11 New Zealand
Try: Lloyd
Drop: Wilson
Try: MacRae
Steel
Con: McCormick
Drop: Kirton
Twickenham
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: M. Joseph (England)

Bibliography

References

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