1976 Australia rugby union tour of Europe

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1976 Australia rugby union tour of Europe
Manager J. G. Bain
Tour captain(s) Geoff Shaw
Summary
P W D L
Total
10 4 0 6
Test match
3 1 0 2
Opponent
P W D L
 France
2 0 0 2
 Italy
1[1] 1 0 0

The 1976 Australia rugby union tour of Europe was a series of ten matches played by the Australia national rugby union team (the Wallabies) in France and Italy in October and November 1976. The Wallabies won four and lost six of their matches; they lost both of their international matches against France in Bordeaux and Paris but won the international against Italy.

Australia did not award full international caps for the match against Italy while Italy did. The match was played at Arena Civica in Milan and was narrowly won by the Australians by one point, 16-15.[2]


Matches[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
Selection Française 17 15 6 October Toulon
Selection Française 14 15 10 October Narbonne
Selection Française 6 10 13 October Clermont-Ferrand
Selection Française 15 9 17 October Périgueux
Selection Française 7 16 20 October Tarbes
FRANCE 15 18 24 October Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Selection Française 12 6 26 October La Rochelle
FRANCE 6 34 30 October Parc des Princes, Paris
Selection Française 7 25 1 November Bourg-en-Bresse
Italy 16 15 4 November Arena Civica, Milan

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ nor capped for Australian Rugby Union
  2. ^ "I rugbisti azzurri perdono per un punto" [Azzurri lost just by one] (PDF). La Stampa (in Italian). Turin. 1976-11-05. p. 19. Retrieved 2015-02-13.