1897 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia

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New Zealand in New South Wales - 1897
Type P W D L
Total: 10 9 0 1
Test match:
Opp. P W D L
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1897 New Zealand tour rugby to Australia was the third tour by the New Zealand national rugby union team to Australia. Ten matches were played against regional and district sides.


6 July 1897
Western Districts 15–16 New Zealand XV
Bathurst Ground, Bathurst

8 July 1897
Central-Western Districts 3–27 New Zealand XV
Orange Ground, Orange

10 July 1897
New South Wales 22–8 New Zealand XV

14 July 1897
NorthernN.S.W. 0–16 New Zealand XV
Newcastle Sports Ground, Newcastle

17 July 1897
Queensland 5–16 New Zealand XV
Bowen Bridge, Brisbane

21 July 1897
Queensland 2nd XV 5–29 New Zealand XV
Union Ground, Brisbane

24 July 1897
Queensland 6–24 New Zealand XV
Ekka Ground, Brisbane

27 July 1897
New England 5–53 New Zealand XV
Armidale Showground, Armidale

31 July 1897
New South Wales 3–26 New Zealand XV

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager: I. Hyams
  • Captain: A. Bayly
Name Position Province
S.A. Orchard Back Canterbury
L. Allen Back Taranaki
A.M. Armit Back Otago
A. Bayly Back Taranaki
W. Roberts Back Wellington
G.W. Smith Back Auckland
J. Duncan Back Otago
E. Glennie Back Canterbury
A.L. Humphries Back Taranaki
J.A. Blair Forward Wanganui
F.J. Brooker Forward Canterbury
J.J. Calnan Forward Wellington
R.A. Handcock Forward Auckland
W.R. Hardcastle Forward Wellington
W.A. Harris Forward Otago
W. McKenzie Forward Wellington
H.P. Mills Forward Taranaki
T.G. Pauling Forward Wellington
F.S. Murray Forward Auckland
W.J.G. Wells Forward Taranaki
A. Wilson Forward Auckland