British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia 2013

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History - Wednesday 6 June 2012 - 13:23

1899 Australia

Captain: Matthew Mullineux/Frank Stout
Coach: None

The 1899 tour to Australia was the first time all four home unions played together as the British Isles touring team.

The tour was organised and captained by the Englishman Reverand Matthew Mullineux, who has the dubious honour of being the only Lions skipper never to have captained his country.

Mullineux actually stepped down as captain during the tour allowing Frank Stout to take over the captaincy and this was to make a crucial difference in turning around the poor start to the tour with the Lions running out eventual 3-1 series winners.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
14/06/1899
Central Southern
Goulburn
W
11-3
17/06/1899
New South Wales
Sydney
W
4-3
20/06/1899
Metropolitan
Sydney
W
8-5
24/06/1899
Australia
Sydney
L
3-13
28/06/1899
Toowoomba
Toowoomba
W
19-5
01/07/1899
Queensland
Brisbane
L
3-11
05/07/1899
Bundaberg
Bundaberg
W
36-3
28/07/1899
Rockhampton
Rockhampton
W
16-3
11/07/1899
Mount Morgan
Mount Morgan
W
29-3
15/07/1899
Central Queensland
Rockhampton
W
22-3
19/07/1899
Maryborough
Maryborough
W
27-8
22/07/1899
Australia
Brisbane
W
11-0
25/07/1899
New England
Armidale
W
6-4
27/07/1899
Northern
Newcastle
W
28-0
29/07/1899
New South Wales
Sydney
W
11-5
01/08/1899
Metropolitan
Sydney
L
5-8
05/08/1899
Australia
Sydney
W
11-10
09/08/1899
Western Districts
Bathurst
W
19-0
12/08/1899
Australia
Sydney
W
13-0
15/08/1899
GP School
Sydney
W
21-3
19/08/1899
Victoria
Melbourne
W
30-0

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