1914 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia

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1914 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
1914 All Blacks.jpg
All Blacks touring team
Manager R.M. Isaacs
Tour captain(s) Dick Roberts
Top point scorer(s) Tom Lynch (48)
Top try scorer(s) Tom Lynch (16)
11 10 00 01
Test match
03 03 00 00
3 3 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tour 1913 N.America
Next tour 1920 N.S.Wales

The 1914 New Zealand tour rugby to Australia was the eighth tour by the New Zealand national team to Australia. Seven matches were played against regional sides along with three Test match between the two national teams.

New Zealand won the test series v. Australia with three victories.

Touring party[edit]

Name Position Province
Jack O'Brien Fullback Auckland
Eric Cockroft Fullback, Wing Three-quarter South Canterbury
Tom Lynch Wing Three-quarter South Canterbury
Henry Morgan Taylor Wing Three-quarter, Halfback Canterbury
George Loveridge Utility back Taranaki
Dick Roberts Wing Three-quarter Taranaki
James Ryan Centre three-quarter Wellington
Lyn Weston Fly-half Auckland
Bobby Black Fly-half Otago
Jock McKenzie Fly-half Wellington, Auckland[1]
Edward Roberts Halfback Wellington
James Barrett Loose forward Auckland
Alex Bruce Loose Forward Auckland
Tom Fisher Loose Forward Buller
James Graham Loose forward Otago
Ranji Wilson Loose forward Wellington
Toby Murray Wing-forward Canterbury
James McNeece Forward Southland
Albert Downing Forward Auckland
John Irvine Lock Otago
William Lindsay Hooker Southland
William Francis Hooker Wellington
Mick Cain Hooker Taranaki

Match summary[edit]

Complete list of matches played by the All Blacks in Australia:[2]

     Test matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 1 Jul Wellington RU Wellington Athletic Park 14–19
2 11 Jul NSW Waratahs Sydney Sports Ground 27–6
3 15 Jul Central–Western Districts Orange Wade Park 59–10
4 18 Jul  Australia Sydney Sports Ground 5–0
5 22 Jul New England Armidale Showground 35–6
6 25 Jul Queensland Reds Brisbane The Gabba 26–5
7 29 Jul Queensland Reds Brisbane The Gabba 19–0
8 1 Aug  Australia Brisbane The Gabba 17–0
9 5 Aug Metropolitan Union Sydney Sports Ground 11–6
10 8 Aug NSW Waratahs Sydney Sports Ground 25–10
11 15 Aug  Australia Sydney Sports Ground 22–7
Pl W D L Ps Pc
11 10 0 1 260 69


  1. ^ McKenzie played for both Wellington and Auckland that year.
  2. ^ Match centre - In Australia 1914 on AllBlacks.com