1961 France rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia

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1961 France tour in Australasia
Type P W D L
Total: 15 9 0 6
Test match: 4 1 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3
 Australia 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The '1961 France rugby union tour ofAustralasia was a series of match of France national rugby union team that toured New Zealand and Australia in 1961. France won an historical match with Australia, but was defeated (0–3) by All Black's led by Don Clarke.[1] The French most notable player were the Camberaberò Brothers, Guy e Lillian, and the captain Crauste.

Frenc player were criticised for their angry way of play: soma match were disturbed by brawls. In the match with South Canterbury, the referee sanctioned a lot of French Fauls and send off the captain Michel Crauste, that tackled very violently Eddie Smith. The history says that the old mother of All Black's player came on the ground to slap the French player.[2]

Results[edit]

Scores and results list France team's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Nelson – Marlborough – Golden Bay – Motueka 29 11 8 July 1961 Trafalgar Park, Nelson Tour match
Taranaki 11 9 12 July 1961 Rugby Park, New Plymouth Tour match
Waikato 3 22 15 July 1961 Rugby Park, Hamilton Tour match
North Auckland 6 8 18 July 1961 Whangarei Tour match
New Zealand 6 13 22 July 1961 Eden Park, Auckland Test match
Bay of Plenty 22 6 26 July 1961 International Stadium, Rotorua Tour match
New Zealand Māor″[3]i 32 5 29 July 1961 McLean Park, Napier Tour match
Manawatu 21 6 1 August 1961 Showground Oval, PalmerstoN North Tour match
New Zealand 3 5 5 August 1961 Athletic Park, Wellington Test match
Southland 14 6 9 August 1961 Rugby Park, Invercargill Tour match
Otago 15 6 12 August 1961 Carisbrook, Dunedin Tour match
South Canterbury 14 17 15 August 1961 Fraser Park, Timaru Tour match
New Zealand 3 32 19 August 1961 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Test match
Queensland 15 12 22 August 1961 Ekka Ground, Brisbane Tour match
Australia 15 8 26 August 1961 Cricket Ground, Sydney Test match

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager:
  • Assistant Manager:
  • Captain:

Full backs[edit]

Three-quarters[edit]

Half-backs[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Rugby Please", di G.Palmiotto e Ruggero Rizzi, ed.Libreria dello Sport, 2002
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