1988 Wales rugby union tour

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1988 Wales rugby union tour
Summary
P W D L
Total
08 02 01 05
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
2 0 0 2

The 1988 Wales rugby union tour of New Zealand was a series of rugby union games undertaken by the Wales national rugby union team to New Zealand. The tour consisted of six matches against regional teams and two Tests against New Zealand.

The tour was not a success for Wales, losing both Tests by heavy scores, and only winning two of the six matches against regional teams. The intinery was a hard one and New Zealand coach Alex Wyllie stated that he would not have accepted a similar fixture list for his team.[1] The team suffered badly from injuries and had to add six extra players during the course of the tour. Original tour captain Bleddyn Bowen broke his wrist in the second game and was replaced as skipper by Bob Norster, until he suffered a badly gashed knee, whereupon Jonathan Davies took over the captaincy.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Scores and results list Wales's points tally first.

Opponent For Against Date Venue Status
Waikato 19 28 18 May 1988 RugbY park, Hamilton Tour match
Wellington 22 38 21 May 1988 Athletic Park, Wellington Tour match
Otago 15 13 24 May 1988 Carisbrook, Dunedin Tour match
New Zealand 3 52 28 May 1988 Lancaster Park, Christchurch Test match
Hawke's Bay 45 18 1 June 1988 Mc Lean Park, Napier Tour match
Taranaki 13 13 4 June 1988 Rugby Park, New Plymouth Tour match
North Auckland 9 27 7 June 1988 Okara Park, Whangarei Tour match
New Zealand 9 54 11 June 1988 Eden Park, Auckland Test match


Touring party[edit]

Full-backs[edit]

Three-quarters[edit]

Half-backs[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Matches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Jones, ed. (1988). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1988–89. London: Rothmans Publications Ltd. pp. 25–30. ISBN 0-356-15884-5. 
  2. ^ "Wales may play midweek games on NZ rugby tour". Fairfax NZ News. stuff.co.nz. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2012.