1884 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales

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1884 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales
Tour captain(s) William Millton
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The first New Zealand team was selected in 1884, for a tour to New South Wales. It was a privately organized selection as the New Zealand Rugby Union was founded not until eight years later. On 22 May 1884, before the tour start, the team played a test match against a Wellington XV winning 9 to 0.[1] During the tour, the team recorded eight wins in eight matches in Australia.


28 May 1884
Cumberland County 0 - 33  New Zealand XV
2nd All Black Game
Parramatta Ground, Sydney

3 June 1884
Combined Suburbs 5 - 23  New Zealand XV
4th All Black Game

5 June 1884
Northern Districts 0 - 29  New Zealand XV
5th All Black Game
Newcastle Sports Ground, Newcastle

11 June 1884
Western Districts 0 - 11  New Zealand XV
7th All Black Game

12 June 1884
Wallaroo & University 10 - 23  New Zealand XV
8th All Black Game

Touring party[edit]

Name Position Province
Henry Braddon Fullback Otago
George Helmore Utility back Canterbury
Thomas Ryan Three quarter Auckland
Joe Warbrick Three quarter Auckland
Edwin Davy Half-back Wellington
John Dumbell Utility Back, Forward Wellington
Henry Roberts Half-back Wellington
Jack Taiaroa Half-back Otago
James Allan Forward Otago
George Carter Forward Auckland
John Lecky Forward Auckland
Edward Millton Forward Canterbury
William Millton Forward Canterbury
Timothy O'Connor Forward Auckland
James O’Donnell Forward Otago
George Robertson Forward Otago
Hart Udy Forward Wellington
Peter Webb Forward Wellington
Robert Wilson Forward Canterbury