1922 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales

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1922 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales
Top point scorer(s) Marcus Nicholls (54)
Top try scorer(s) Jock Richardson (8)
08 06 00 02
Test match
03 01 00 02
New South Wales NSW Waratahs [note 1]
3 1 0 2
Tour chronology
Previous tour 1920 N.S. Wales
Next tour 1924 N.S. Wales

The 1922 New Zealand tour rugby to New South Wales was the tenth tour by the New Zealand national team to Australia.

During the First World War the activity of Rugby Union was suspended. In Australia, the sport was initially reprised only in New South Wales (many players switched to Rugby league especially in Queensland), so official test matches between the two national sides were not resumed until 1929.

The three most important matches were played against the New South Wales Selection, and NSW won the 3 match series 2–1. In 1986 the Australian Rugby Union accorded Test status to the New South Wales matches played against international teams in the 1920–1928 period, but the matches against the All Blacks are not recorded as Tests by the New Zealand Rugby Union.

Before and after the tour, New Zealand played some matches in their own country against provincial selections.

Match summary[edit]

Complete list of matches played by the All Blacks in New South Wales:[1]

     Test matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 19 Jul Wairarapa RU Carterton Carterton Domain 12–11
2 29 Jul NSW Waratahs [note 1] Sydney Showground 26–19
3 2 Aug Metropolitan Union Sydney Showground 24–6
4 5 Aug NSW Waratahs [note 1] Sydney Showground 8–14
5 7 Aug NSW Waratahs [note 1] Sydney Showground 6–8
6 9 Aug NSW 2nd Sydney Manly Oval 56–19
7 16 Aug Manawatu / Wellington RU Palmerston North Showground 45–11
8 19 Aug Māori All Blacks Wellington Athletic Park 21–14
Pl W D L Ps Pc
8 6 0 2 198 102


  1. ^ a b c d The three matches played by New South Wales were retroactively accorded Test status by the Australian Rugby Union in 1986, but remain as tour matches only for the NZRU.


  1. ^ Match centre - In Australia on AllBlacks website