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1908 Australia & New Zealand
- Updated: 6th June 2012
Coach: G.F Harnett
In 1908 New Zealand rugby was beginning to come to the fore and this showed in the itinerary of the tour placing a greater emphasis on the number of matches played in each country.
The tour was was captained by Boxer Harding and featured only players from England and Wales resulting in heavy losses in the tests to New Zealand in Dunedin and Auckland. The second test was drawn however, this said more about the atrocious conditions of play rather than the actual quality of the opposition.
The results in this tour had a great bearing on future tours in that it was recognised that all four unions needed to participate if any level of success would be achieved.