1971 Australia rugby union tour of France

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1971 Australia tour in France
Type P W D L
Test match: 2 1 0 1
Opp. P W D L
 France 2 1 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1971 Australia rugby union tour of France was a series of matches played by the Australia national rugby union team in November 1971. The "Wallabies " drew the series, winning one test on two against the France and losing the other.

The Matches (not complete list)[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
French Selection 28 12 3 November 1971 Tour match
French Selection 9 16 6 November 1971 Tour match
France 13 11 20 November 1971 Toulouse Test match
France 9 18 27 November 1971 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes Test match

Squad leadership[edit]

The Wallaby squad was captained by Greg Davis described by Howell as "a leader of men who believed a leader should lead....a single minded flanker who gave no quarter and asked for none".[1] Davis was making his sixth overseas tour with the Wallabies and his second as captain.


  1. ^ Howell p189