1949 New Zealand Māori rugby union tour of Australia

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The 1949 New Zealand Māori rugby union tour was a collection of rugby union games undertaken by the New Zealand Māori against invitational and national teams of Australia.

The Maoris plays 11 match, winning 9 of them and losing only one (1 tied).

Three test matches against Australia were played. The victory in the first match against the "Wallabies" was clamorous and the Australian coach Johnny Wallace was fired. The new coach was Bill McLean, historical captain of the 1947-48 tour in Europe. For the first time, the Australian team was directed by a coach from Queensland and not from New South Wales.[1]

The matches[edit]

Scores and results list NZ Maoris' points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Southern Staes 35 8 21/5/1949 Melbourne Tour Match
A.C.T. 47 3 24/5/1949 Canberra Tour Match
New South Wales 19 14 28/5/1949 Sydney Tour Match
Newcastle 17 0 1/6/1949 Newcastle Tour Match
Australia 12 3 4/6/1949 Sydney, Cricket Ground Test Match
New England RU 42 10 8/6/1949 Armidale Tour Match
Australia 8 8 11/6/1949 Brisbane, Exhibition Ground Test Match
Queensland 13 8 14/6/1949 Exhibition Ground Tour Match
New South Wales 11 9 18/6/1949 Newcastle Tour Match
Central West 51 5 22/6/1949 Orange Tour Match
Australia 3 18 25/6/1949 Sydney, Cricket Ground Test Match

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 'The Sydney Morning Herald ': "Union Coach Change", 8 June 1949