1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America

1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America
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The 1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America was a rugby union tour undertaken by the New Zealand national team which toured Europe and North America. The team was captained by Bob Stuart.

Between October 1953 and March 1954, the team played 36 games including four test matches, one each against Ireland, England, Wales, and France. They won all but four games, losing only to Cardiff, Wales, France and South West France.


Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.[1]
Opponent For Against Date Venue Status
Southern Counties24031 October 1953Greyhound Stadium, HoveTour match
Cambridge University22114 November 1953Grange Road, CambridgeTour match
London Counties1107 November 1953Twickenham, LondonTour match
Oxford University14511 November 1953Iffley Road, OxfordTour match
Western Counties11014 November 1953Memorial Ground, BristolTour match
Llanelli17317 November 1953Stradey Park, LlanelliTour match
Cardiff3821 November 1953Arms Park, CardiffTour match
Glasgow & Edinburgh23325 November 1953Old Anniesland Ground, GlasgowTour match
South of Scotland32028 November 1953Netherdale Ground, GalashielsTour match
North of Scotland2832 December 1953Linksfield Stadium, AberdeenTour match
Leicestershire & East Midlands305 December 1953Welford Road, LeicesterTour match
South-Western Counties909 December 1953Recreation Ground, CamborneTour match
Swansea6612 December 1953St Helen's, SwanseaTour match
Wales813 19 Decemb. 1953Arms Park, CardiffTest match
Abertillery & Ebbw Vale22323 December 1953Abertillery Ground, AbertilleryTour match
Combined Services40826 December 1953Twickenham, LondonTour match
Midland Counties18330 December 1953Villa Park, BirminghamTour match
Ulster552 January 1954Ravenhill, BelfastTour match
Ireland1439 January 1954Lansdowne Road, DublinTest match
Munster6313 January 1954Mardyke Ground, CorkTour match
Pontypool & Cross Keys19616 January 1954Pontypool Park, PontypoolTour match
Newport11621 January 1954Rodney Parade, NewportTour match
Neath & Aberavon11523 January 1954Gnoll Ground, NeathTour match
England5030 January 1954Twickenham, LondonTest match
North-Eastern Counties1606 February 1954Lidget Green, BradfordTour match
Scotland3013 February 1954Murrayfield, EdinburghTest match
North-Western Counties17317 February 1954Maine Road, ManchesterTour match
Barbarians19520 February 1954Arms Park, CardiffTour match
South-West France81124 February 1954Club Athletique Beglais, BordeauxTour match
France0327 February 1954Yves-du-Manoir, ColombesTest match
South-Eastern Counties21131 March 1954Portman Road, IpswichTour match
Victoria (B.C.)3939 March 1954MacDonald Park, VictoriaTour match
Univ. of Br. Columbia42311 March 1954University Stadium, VancouverTour match
B.C. Mainland371113 March 1954Brockton Point Oval, VancouverTour match
University of California14617 March 1954California Field, BerkeleyTour match
California All Stars20020 March 1954St Ignatius Field, San FranciscoTour match

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