1978 Wales rugby union tour of Australia

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1978 Wales tour in Australia
Type P W D L
Total: 9 6 0 3
Test match: 2 0 0 2
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 2 0 0 2
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1978 Wales rugby union tour of Australia was a series of nine matches played by the Wales national rugby union team in Australia in May and June 1978. The Welsh team won five matches and lost four, including losing both of their international matches against the Australia national rugby union team.[1]

Results[edit]

Scores and results list Wales's score first.
Date Opponent Location Result Score
Match 1 21 May Western Australia Perry Lakes Stadium, Perth Won 32–3
Match 2 24 May Victoria Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Won 52–3
Match 3 27 May Sydney Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney Lost 16–18
Match 4 30 May New South Wales Country Cobar Won 33–0
Match 5 3 June New South Wales Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney Won 18–0
Match 6 6 June Queensland Ballymore, Brisbane Won 31–24
Match 7 11 June AUSTRALIA Ballymore, Brisbane Lost 8–18
Match 7 13 June Australian Capital Territory Canberra Lost 20–21
Match 9 17 June AUSTRALIA Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Lost 17–19

Test matches[edit]

First test[edit]

11 June 1978
Australia  18–8  Wales
McLean (14 – 4pg, 2c)
Crowe (4 – 1t)
(4 – 1t) Gerald Davies
(4 – 1t) B. Williams
Ballymore, Brisbane
Referee: R. T. Burnett (ARU)

AUSTRALIA: Laurie Monaghan, Paddy Batch, Andrew Slack, Phil Crowe, Martin Knight, Paul McLean, Rod Hauser, Stan Pilecki, Peter Horton, Steve Finnane, Garrick Fay, Spider Hillhouse, Greg Cornelsen, Mark Loane, Tony Shaw (c)

WALES: J. P. R. Williams, Gerald Davies, Steve Fenwick, Ray Gravell, J. J. Williams, Gareth Davies, Brynmor Williams, Graham Price, Bobby Windsor, Charlie Faulkner, Geoff Wheel, Allan Martin, Jeff Squire, Derek Quinnell, Jeff Squire (c)

Second test[edit]

17 June 1978
Australia  19–17  Wales
McLean (12 – 3pg, 1dg)
Loane (4 – 1t)
Monaghan (3 – 1dg)
(9 – 1t) Gareth Davies
(4 – 1t) Gerald Davies
(4 – 1t) Holmes
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: R. G. Byres (ARU)

AUSTRALIA: Laurie Monaghan, Paddy Batch, Andrew Slack, Phil Crowe, Martin Knight, Paul McLean, Rod Hauser, Stan Pilecki, Peter Horton, Steve Finnane, Garrick Fay, Spider Hillhouse, Greg Cornelsen, Mark Loane, Tony Shaw (c)

WALES: Alun Donovan (rep Gareth Evans), Gerald Davies (c), Steve Fenwick, Ray Gravell, J. J. Williams, Gareth Davies, Terry Holmes, Graham Price (rep John Richardson), Bobby Windsor, Charlie Faulkner, Geoff Wheel, Allan Martin, J. P. R. Williams, Clive Davis, Stuart Lane

Touring party[edit]

Full-back[edit]

Three-quarters[edit]

Half-backs[edit]

Forwards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1979). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1979–80. Queen Anne Press. pp. 34–39. ISBN 0-3540-9087-9.