1968 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia and Fiji

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1968 New Zealand tour in Australia e Fiji
Type P W D L
Total: 12 12 0 0
Test match: 3 3 0 0
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 2 2 0 0
 Fiji[1] 1 1 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1968 New Zealand tour rugby to Australia and Fiji was the 21st tour by the New Zealand national rugby union team to Australia and it ended with a match at Fiji.

The previous tour by the All Blacks to Australia was the 1962 tour. The Wallabies had visited New Zealand in 1964.

The All Backs won all both Test matches and the Bledisloe Cup.

Before the first Test Australian coach (and former Wallaby and All Black) Des Connor had studied the rulebook and after consulting with referees, he introduced tactically the first short lineout ever used in a match in the southern hemisphere. [2] This tactic is now a common part of the game at all levels.

The tour[edit]

Scores and results list All Blacks's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Sydney 14 9 21 May 1968 Moore Park, Sydney Tour match
Tasmania 74 0 25 May 1968 Queenborough Oval, Hobart Tour match
Junior Wallabies 43 3 28 May 1968 Norwood Oval, Adelaide Tour match
Victoria 68 0 1 June 1968 Olympic Stadium, Melbourne Tour match
A.C.T. 44 0 5 June 1968 Manuka Oval, Canberra Tour match
New South Wales 30 5 8 June 1968 Moore Park, Sydney Tour match
New South Wales Country 29 3 10 June 1968 Sports Ground, Newcastle Tour match
Australia Comb. Serv 45 8 12 June 1968 North Sydney Oval, Sydney Tour match
Australia 27 11 15 June 1968 Cricket Ground, Sydney Test match
Queensland 34 3 18 June 1968 Ballymore, Brisbane Tour match
Australia 19 18 22 June 1968 Ballymore, Brisbane Test match
Fiji 33 6 25 June 1968 National Stadium, Suva Tour match

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official test match only for Fijian Rugby Union not for New Zealand Rugby Union
  2. ^ Howell p161

External links[edit]

Published sources[edit]

  • Howell, Max (2005) Born to Lead – Wallaby Test Captains, Celebrity Books, Auckland NZ