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The 1971 Australia rugby union tour of France was a series of eight matches played by the Australia national rugby union team (the "Wallabies") in France in November 1971. The Wallabies drew the series, winning the first test of the two against the France and losing the second. They also played six games against teams described as French Selections (or Regional XVs), of which they won three and lost three.

The matches

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
French Selection 28 12 3 November 1971 Lille Tour match
French Selection 9 16 6 November 1971 Limoges Tour match
French Selection 6 7 11 November 1971 Strasbourg Tour match
French Selection 12 3 14 November 1971 Grenoble Tour Match
French Selection 20 9 17 November 1971 Toulon Tour Match
France 13 11 20 November 1971 Toulouse Test match
French Selection 13 25 24 November 1971 Bayonne Tour Match
France 9 18 27 November 1971 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes Test match

Squad leadership

The Wallaby squad was captained by Greg Davis described by Howell as "a leader of men who believed a leader should lead....a single minded flanker who gave no quarter and asked for none".[1] Davis was making his sixth overseas tour with the Wallabies and his second as captain.

Touring party



  1. ^ Howell p189