1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America

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1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America
Summary
P W D L
Total
36 30 2 4
Test match
5 3 0 2
Opponent
P W D L
 Wales
1 0 0 1
 Ireland
1 1 0 0
 England
1 1 0 0
 Scotland
1 1 0 0
 France
1 0 0 1

The 1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America was a rugby union tour undertaken by the New Zealand national team which toured Europe and North America. The team was captained by Bob Stuart.

Between October 1953 and March 1954, the team played 36 games including four test matches, one each against Ireland, England, Wales, and France. They won all but four games, losing only to Cardiff, Wales, France and South West France.

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.[1]
Opponent For Against Date Venue Status
Southern Counties 24 0 31 October 1953 Greyhound Stadium, Hove Tour match
Cambridge University 22 11 4 November 1953 Grange Road, Cambridge Tour match
London Counties 11 0 7 November 1953 Twickenham, London Tour match
Oxford University 14 5 11 November 1953 Iffley Road, Oxford Tour match
Western Counties 11 0 14 November 1953 Memorial Ground, Bristol Tour match
Llanelli 17 3 17 November 1953 Stradey Park, Llanelli Tour match
Cardiff 3 8 21 November 1953 Arms Park, Cardiff Tour match
Glasgow & Edinburgh 23 3 25 November 1953 Old Anniesland Ground, Glasgow Tour match
South of Scotland 32 0 28 November 1953 Netherdale Ground, Galashiels Tour match
North of Scotland 28 3 2 December 1953 Linksfield Stadium, Aberdeen Tour match
Leicestershire & East Midlands 3 0 5 December 1953 Welford Road, Leicester Tour match
South-Western Counties 9 0 9 December 1953 Recreation Ground, Camborne Tour match
Swansea 6 6 12 December 1953 St Helen's, Swansea Tour match
Wales 8 13 19 Decemb. 1953 Arms Park, Cardiff Test match
Abertillery & Ebbw Vale 22 3 23 December 1953 Abertillery Ground, Abertillery Tour match
Combined Services 40 8 26 December 1953 Twickenham, London Tour match
Midland Counties 18 3 30 December 1953 Villa Park, Birmingham Tour match
Ulster 5 5 2 January 1954 Ravenhill, Belfast Tour match
Ireland 14 3 9 January 1954 Lansdowne Road, Dublin Test match
Munster 6 3 13 January 1954 Mardyke Ground, Cork Tour match
Pontypool & Cross Keys 19 6 16 January 1954 Pontypool Park, Pontypool Tour match
Newport 11 6 21 January 1954 Rodney Parade, Newport Tour match
Neath & Aberavon 11 5 23 January 1954 Gnoll Ground, Neath Tour match
England 5 0 30 January 1954 Twickenham, London Test match
North-Eastern Counties 16 0 6 February 1954 Lidget Green, Bradford Tour match
Scotland 3 0 13 February 1954 Murrayfield, Edinburgh Test match
North-Western Counties 17 3 17 February 1954 Maine Road, Manchester Tour match
Barbarians 19 5 20 February 1954 Arms Park, Cardiff Tour match
South-West France 8 11 24 February 1954 Club Athletique Beglais, Bordeaux Tour match
France 0 3 27 February 1954 Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes Test match
South-Eastern Counties 21 13 1 March 1954 Portman Road, Ipswich Tour match
Victoria (B.C.) 39 3 9 March 1954 MacDonald Park, Victoria Tour match
Univ. of Br. Columbia 42 3 11 March 1954 University Stadium, Vancouver Tour match
B.C. Mainland 37 11 13 March 1954 Brockton Point Oval, Vancouver Tour match
University of California 14 6 17 March 1954 California Field, Berkeley Tour match
California All Stars 20 0 20 March 1954 St Ignatius Field, San Francisco Tour match

Touring party[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Manager: N. Millard
  • Assistant Manager: A. E. Marslin
  • Captain: Bob Stuart

Backs[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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