1903 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia

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1903 New Zealand tour in Australia
Type P W D L
Total: 10 10 0 0
Test match: 1 1 0 0
Opp. P W D L
Australia 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1903 New Zealand tour rugby to Australia was the fourth tour by the New Zealand national rugby union team to Australia. Nine matches were played against regional and district sides along with one Test match between the two national sides.[1]

Preliminary Match[edit]

11 July 1903
New Zealand 5 - 14 Wellington Province

The tour[edit]

22 July 1903
Combined Western Distr. 7 - 47 New Zealand
Bathurst Ground, Bathurst

29 July 1903
Metropolitan Union 3 - 33 New Zealand
Sydney University Oval, Sydney

5 August 1903
Western Queensland 0 - 29 New Zealand

12 August 1903
Combined Northern Distr 0 - 53 New Zealand
Albion Cricket Ground, West Maitland

15 August 1903
Australia  3–22  New Zealand
Pen: Wickham
report Try: Asher, RW McGregor, Tyle
Con: Wallace
Pen: Wallace
Goal from mark: Wallace 2
Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 30000
Referee: R Waugh (Australia - ARU)
Australia New Zealand
John Maund FB FB Billy Wallace
Charlie Redwood W W Albert Asher
Sid Riley C C Robert McGregor
Stan Wickham (capt.) C C Morris Wood
Charlie White W W Duncan McGregor
Lew Evans FH FH Jimmy Duncan (capt.)
Austin Gralton SH SH Henry Kiernan
Sine Boland N8 F Archie McMinn
Harold Judd F F George Nicholson
Bill Hardcastle F L Andrew Long
Dinny Lutge L L Bernard Fanning
James Joyce L L Reuben Cooke
Frank Nicholson H P Dan Udy
Ted Larkin H H George Tyler
Alec Burdon P WF Dave Gallaher

Touring party[edit]

Name Position Province
Billy Wallace Back Wellington
Albert Asher Wing Auckland
Duncan McGregor Wing Canterbury
Robert Mcgregor Centre Auckland
John Stalker Centre Otago
John (Billy) Stead Five-eighth Southland
Jimmy Duncan Five-eighth Otago
Morrie Wood Five-eighth Canterbury
Arthur Humphries Half-back Taranaki
Henry Kiernan Half-back Auckland
Adam Armstrong Wing forward Wairarapa
Reuben Cooke Loose forward Canterbury
Bernard Fanning Lock Canterbury
Dave Gallaher Hooker Auckland
Fred Given Flanker Otago
Andrew Long Forward Auckland
Archie McMinn Loose forward Wairarapa
George Nicholson Loose forward Auckland
Harry Porteous Forward Otago
Jack Spencer Loose forward Wellington
George Tyler Hooker Auckland
Dan Udy Hooker Wairarapa


  1. ^ "in Australia". allblacks.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.