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1950 Australia & New Zealand

Captain: Karl Mullen
Coach: L.B Osbourne

The first post-war Lions tour saw the parties morale at extremly high levels, due to the extended break afforded to the players before the start of ther tour.

The tour also marked the first occasions that the Lions played in their now famous red shirts (to avoid a clash with New Zealand as had occured in the 1930 matches).

The first test saw the Lions draw in unfortunate circumstances with a last gasp try by the All Blacks giving them an even share of the spoils.

Throughout the next two tests the All Blacks ran riot through the Lions pack and clinched the seies before the final test had been started, but even so the Lions were confident that they could win the final test, but alas the New Zealand defence held firm to win the fourth and final test.

Match Date
Opposition
Location
Result
Score
10/05/1950
Combined XV
Nelson
W
24-3
13/05/1950
Buller
Westport
W
24-9
20/05/1950
Otago
Dunedin
L
9-23
23/05/1950
Southland
Invercargill
L
0-11
27/05/1950
New Zealand
Dunedin
D
9-9
31/05/1950
South Canterbury
Timaru
W
27-8
03/06/1950
Canterbury
Christchurch
W
16-5
06/06/1950
Combined XV
Ashburton
W
29-6
10/06/1950
New Zealand
Christchurch
L
0-8
14/06/1950
Combined XV
Masterton
W
27-13
17/06/1950
Hawke’s Bay
Napier
W
20-0
21/06/1950
Combined XV
Gisborne
W
27-3
24/06/1950
Wellington
Wellington
W
12-6
01/07/1950
New Zealand
Wellington
L
3-6
05/07/1950
Wanganui
Wanganui
W
31-3
08/07/1950
Taranaki
New Plymouth
W
25-3
12/07/1950
Combined XV
Palmerston North
W
13-8
15/07/1950
Combined XV
Hamilton
W
30-0
19/07/1950
North Auckland
Whangarei
W
8-6
22/07/1950
Auckland
Auckland
W
32-9
29/07/1950
New Zealand
Auckland
L
8-11
02/08/1950
NZ Maoris
Wellington
W
14-9
09/08/1950
NSW Country
Canberra
W
47-3
12/08/1950
New South Wales
Sydney
W
22-6
19/08/1950
Australia
Brisbane
W
19-6
26/08/1950
Australia
Sydney
W
24-3
29/08/1950
Metropolitan XV
Sydney
W
26-17
02/09/1950
NSW XV
Newcastle
L
12-17
16/05/1950
West Coast
Greymouth
W
32-3
18/09/1950
Ceylon
Colombo
W
44-6

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