1949 New Zealand Māori rugby union tour of Australia
The Maoris plays 11 match, winning 9 of them and losing only one (1 tied).
Three test matches against Australia were played. The victory in the first match against the "Wallabies" was clamorous and the Australian coach Johnny Wallace was fired. The new coach was Bill McLean, historical captain of the 1947-48 tour in Europe. For the first time, the Australian team was directed by a coach from Queensland and not from New South Wales.
Scores and results list NZ Maoris' points tally first.
|Southern Staes||35||8||21/5/1949||Melbourne||Tour Match|
|New South Wales||19||14||28/5/1949||Sydney||Tour Match|
|Australia||12||3||4/6/1949||Sydney, Cricket Ground||Test Match|
|New England RU||42||10||8/6/1949||Armidale||Tour Match|
|Australia||8||8||11/6/1949||Brisbane, Exhibition Ground||Test Match|
|Queensland||13||8||14/6/1949||Exhibition Ground||Tour Match|
|New South Wales||11||9||18/6/1949||Newcastle||Tour Match|
|Central West||51||5||22/6/1949||Orange||Tour Match|
|Australia||3||18||25/6/1949||Sydney, Cricket Ground||Test Match|
Notes and references
- 'The Sydney Morning Herald ': "Union Coach Change", 8 June 1949