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History - Wednesday 6 June 2012 - 13:30

1904 Australia & New Zealand

Captain: Darkie Bedell-Sivright
Coach: A.B O’Brien

The 1904 series saw the introduction of the test series of matches for the first time. The tour was captained by scottish hard man Darkie Bedell-Sivright.

The British Isles tore through the opening matches of the series with convincing wins over Australia in all three tests, but New Zealand provided a stiffer test ending with a loss to New Zealand and a further draw and loss to a combined Taranaki, Ranganui and Manawatu side followed by Auckland in the final match of the tour.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
18/06/1904
New South Wales
Sydney
W
27-0
22/06/1904
Combined XV
Bathurst
W
21-6
25/06/1904
New South Wales
Sydney
W
29-6
29/06/1904
Metropolitan Union
Sydney
W
19-6
02/07/1904
Australia
Sydney
W
17-0
06/07/1904
Newcastle
Newcastle
W
17-3
09/07/1904
Queensland
Brisbane
W
24-5
13/07/1904
Brisbane
Brisbane
W
17-3
16/07/1904
Queensland
Brisbane
W
18-7
20/07/1904
Toowoomba
Toowoomba
W
12-3
23/07/1904
Australia
Brisbane
W
17-3
27/07/1904
New England
Armidale
W
26-9
30/07/1904
Australia
Sydney
W
16-0
06/08/1904
Combined XV
Christchurch
W
5-3
10/08/1904
Combined XV
Dunedin
W
14-8
13/08/1904
New Zealand
Wellington
L
3-9
17/08/1904
Combined XV
New Plymouth
D
0-0
20/08/1904
Auckland
Auckland
L
0-13
31/08/1904
New South Wales
Sydney
W
5-0

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