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

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1953 - 1954 New Zealand tour in Europe and North America
Type P W D L
Total: 36 30 2 4
Test match: 5 3 0 2
Opp. P W D L
 Wales 1 0 0 1
 Ireland 1 1 0 0
 England 1 1 0 0
 Scotland 1 1 0 0
 France 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.[1]
Opponent For Against Date Venue Status
Southern Counties 24 0 31 October 1953 Greyhound Stadium, Hove Tour match
Cambridge University 22 11 4 November 1953 Grange Road, Cambridge Tour match
London Counties 11 0 7 November 1953 Twickenham, London Tour match
Oxford University 14 5 11 November 1953 Iffley Road, Oxford Tour match
Western Counties 11 0 14 November 1953 Memorial Ground, Bristol Tour match
Llanelli 17 3 17 November 1953 Stradey Park, Llanelli Tour match
Cardiff 3 8 21 November 1953 Arms Park, Cardiff Tour match
Glasgow & Edinburgh 23 3 25 November 1953 Old Anniesland Ground, Glasgow Tour match
South of Scotland 32 0 28 November 1953 Netherdale Ground, Galashiels Tour match
North of Scotland 28 3 2 December 1953 Linksfield Stadium, Aberdeen Tour match
Leicestershire & East Midlands 3 0 5 December 1953 Welford Road, Leicester Tour match
South-Western Counties 9 0 9 December 1953 Recreation Ground, Camborne Tour match
Swansea 6 6 12 December 1953 St Helen's, Swansea Tour match
Wales 8 13 19 December 1953 Arms Park, Cardiff Test match
Abertillery & Ebbw Vale 22 3 23 December 1953 Abertillery Ground, Abertillery Tour match
Combined Services 40 8 26 December 1953 Twickenham, London Tour match
Midland Counties 18 3 30 December 1953 Villa Park, Birmingham Tour match
Ulster 5 5 2 January 1954 Ravenhill, Belfast Tour match
Ireland 14 3 9 January 1954 Lansdowne Road, Dublin Test match
Munster 6 3 13 January 1954 Mardyke Ground, Cork Tour match
Pontypool & Cross Keys 19 6 16 January 1954 Pontypool Park, Pontypool Tour match
Newport 11 6 21 January 1954 Rodney Parade, Newport Tour match
Neath & Aberavon 11 5 23 January 1954 Gnoll Ground, Neath Tour match
England 5 0 30 January 1954 Twickenham, London Test match
North-Eastern Counties 16 0 6 February 1954 Lidget Green, Bradford Tour match
Scotland 3 0 13 February 1954 Murrayfield, Edinburgh Test match
North-Western Counties 17 3 17 February 1954 Maine Road, Manchester Tour match
Barbarians 19 5 20 February 1954 Arms Park, Cardiff Tour match
South-West France 8 11 24 February 1954 Club Athletique Beglais, Bordeaux Tour match
France 0 3 27 February 1954 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes Test match
South-Eastern Counties 21 13 1 March 1954 Portman Road, Ipswich Tour match
Victoria (B.C.) 39 3 9 March 1954 MacDonald Park, Victoria Tour match
Univ. of Br. Columbia 42 3 11 March 1954 University Stadium, Vancouver Tour match
B.C. Mainland 37 11 13 March 1954 Brockton Point Oval, Vancouver Tour match
University of California 14 6 17 March 1954 California Field, Berkeley Tour match
California All Stars 20 0 20 March 1954 St Ignatius Field, San Francisco Tour match

Touring party[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Manager: N. Millard
  • Assistant Manager: A. E. Marslin
  • Captain: Bob Stuart

Backs[edit]

  • John Kelly (Auckland)
  • Bob Scott (Auckland)
  • Maurice Dixon (Canterbury)
  • Allan Elsom (Canterbury)
  • William Freebairn (Manawatu)
  • Ron Jarden (Wellington)
  • James Fitzgerald (Wellington)
  • John Tanner (Auckland)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (Wellington)
  • Colin Loader (Wellington)
  • Douglas Wilson (Canterbury)
  • Richard Bowers (Wellington)
  • Laurence Haig (Otago)
  • Vincent Bevan (Wellington)
  • Keith Davis (Auckland)

Forwards[edit]

References[edit]

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