History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions

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The All Blacks first played against the British and Irish Lions in 1904, beating them 9–3 at Athletic Park, Wellington. Since then, there has been a total of 38 Test matches between the two teams, with the All Blacks winning 29 of them. The most recent test, held at Eden Park, Auckland, on 9 July 2005, finished in a 38–19 win for the All Blacks.

List of series[edit]

Details Played Won by New Zealand Won by Lions
Overall 11 10 1
Series New Zealand wins Lions wins Victor
1904 New Zealand and Australian Tour 1 0  New Zealand
1908 Australian and New Zealand Tour 2 0  New Zealand
1930 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1950 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 0  New Zealand
1959 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1966 New Zealand and Australian Tour 4 0  New Zealand
1971 New Zealand Tour 1 2 Lions
1977 New Zealand Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1983 New Zealand Tour 4 0  New Zealand
1993 New Zealand Tour 2 1  New Zealand
2005 New Zealand Tour 3 0  New Zealand

List of matches[edit]

Details Played Won by New Zealand Won by Lions Drawn New Zealand points British and Irish Lions points
Overall 38 29 6 3 634 345
Date Venue Score Victor Series
9 July 2005 Eden Park, Auckland 38 – 19  New Zealand 2005 New Zealand Tour
2 July 2005 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 48 – 18  New Zealand
25 June 2005 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 21 – 3  New Zealand
3 July 1993 Eden Park, Auckland 30 – 13  New Zealand 1993 New Zealand Tour
26 June 1993 Athletic Park (Wellington), Wellington 7 – 20 Lions
12 June 1993 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 20 – 18  New Zealand
16 July 1983 Eden Park, Auckland 38 – 6  New Zealand 1983 New Zealand Tour
2 July 1983 Carisbrook, Dunedin 15 – 8  New Zealand
18 June 1983 Athletic Park (Wellington), Wellington 9 – 0  New Zealand
4 June 1983 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 16 – 12  New Zealand
13 August 1977 Eden Park, Auckland 10 – 9  New Zealand 1977 New Zealand Tour
30 July 1977 Carisbrook, Dunedin 19 – 7  New Zealand
9 July 1977 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 9 – 13 Lions
18 June 1977 Athletic Park, Wellington 16 – 12  New Zealand
17 August 1971 Eden Park, Auckland 14 – 14 Draw 1971 New Zealand Tour
31 July 1971 Athletic Park, Wellington 3 – 13 Lions
10 July 1971 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 22 – 12  New Zealand
26 June 1971 Carisbrook, Dunedin 3 – 9 Lions
10 September 1966 Eden Park, Auckland 24 – 11  New Zealand 1966 New Zealand and Australian Tour
27 August 1966 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 19 – 6  New Zealand
6 August 1966 Athletic Park, Wellington 16 – 12  New Zealand
16 July 1966 Carisbrook, Dunedin 20 – 3  New Zealand
19 September 1959 Eden Park, Auckland 6 – 9 Lions 1959 New Zealand and Australian Tour
29 August 1959 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 22 – 8  New Zealand
15 August 1959 Athletic Park, Wellington 11 – 8  New Zealand
18 July 1959 Carisbrook, Dunedin 18 – 17  New Zealand
29 July 1950 Eden Park, Auckland 11 – 8  New Zealand 1950 New Zealand and Australian Tour
1 July 1950 Athletic Park, Wellington 6 – 3  New Zealand
10 June 1950 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 8 – 0  New Zealand
27 May 1950 Carisbrook, Dunedin 9 – 9 Draw
9 August 1930 Athletic Park, Wellington 22 – 8  New Zealand 1930 New Zealand and Australian Tour
26 July 1930 Eden Park, Auckland 15 – 10  New Zealand
5 July 1930 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 13 – 10  New Zealand
21 June 1930 Carisbrook, Dunedin 3 – 6 Lions
25 July 1908 Potters Park, Auckland 29 – 0  New Zealand 1908 New Zealand and Australian Tour
27 June 1908 Athletic Park, Wellington 3 – 3 Draw
6 June 1908 Carisbrook, Dunedin 32 – 5  New Zealand
13 August 1904 Athletic Park, Wellington 9 – 3  New Zealand 1904 New Zealand and Australian Tour