1949 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand

1949 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand
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The 1949 Australia rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of 12 rugby union match 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 Vince Bevan who were not considered for the South African tour because they were Maori. All three would surely have otherwise gone to South Africa."[1]


Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
King Country24617 August 1949TaumarunuiTour match
Bay of Plenty35821 August 1949WhakataneTour match
Poverty Bay & East Coast201224 August 1949GisborneTour match
Waiparapa Bush211427 August 1949MastertonTour match
Manawatu-Horowenua29631 August 1949Palmerston NorthTour match
New Zealand1163 September 1949Athletic Park, WellingtonTest match
Combined XV1487 September 1949BlenheimTour match
West CoastBuller151710 September 1949GreymouthTour match
N.Otago-S.Canterbury-Ashburton9014 September 1949OamaruTour match
Southland151017 September 1949InvercargillTour match
Canterbury161221 September 1949ChristchurchTour match
New Zealand16924 September 1949Eden Park, AucklandTest match


All found on link


  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.
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