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1963–64 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America

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1963–64 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America

The 1963–64 New Zealand tour of Britain, Ireland and France was a rugby union tour undertaken by the New Zealand national rugby union team. The tour took in the five major Northern Hemisphere rugby nations of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France. The tour also took in matches against club opposition and invitational county teams, ending in Europe with an encounter with the Barbarians. The final two games of the tour were played in Canada.

The New Zealand team were nearly invincible on this tour, their only defeat coming at Newport. They played 36 matches in total, winning 34, losing one and drawing one. They won four of their five international matches, being prevented from completing a clean sweep by a 0–0 draw in the match against Scotland.


Scores and results list New Zealand's points tally first.
Date Opponent Location Result Score
Match 1 23 October Oxford University Iffley Road, Oxford Won 19–3
Match 2 26 October Southern Counties Greyhound Stadium, Hove Won 32–3
Match 3 30 October Newport Rodney Parade, Newport Lost 0–3
Match 4 2 November Neath and Aberavon Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot Won 11–6
Match 5 6 November Abertillery and Ebbw Vale Abertillery Ground, Abertillery Won 13–0
Match 6 9 November London Counties Twickenham, London Won 27–0
Match 7 13 November Cambridge University Grange Road, Cambridge Won 20–6
Match 8 16 November South of Scotland Mansfield Park, Hawick Won 8–0
Match 9 20 November Glasgow and Edinburgh Little Hughenden Park, Glasgow Won 33–3
Match 10 23 November Cardiff Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Won 6–5
Match 11 27 November Pontypool and Cross Keys Pontypool Park, Pontypool Won 11–0
Match 12 30 November South-Western Counties County Ground, Exeter Won 38–6
Match 13 3 December Midland Counties Highfield Road, Coventry Won 37–9
Match 14 7 December IRELAND Lansdowne Road, Dublin Won 6–5
Match 15 11 December Munster Thomond Park, Limerick Won 6–3
Match 16 14 December Swansea St. Helen's, Swansea Won 16–9
Match 17 17 December Western Counties Memorial Ground, Bristol Won 22–14
Match 18 21 December WALES Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Won 6–0
Match 19 26 December Combined Services Twickenham, London Won 23–9
Match 20 28 December Midland Counties Welford Road, Leicester Won 14–6
Match 21 31 December Llanelli Stradey Park, Llanelli Won 22–8
Match 22 4 January ENGLAND Twickenham, London Won 14–0
Match 23 8 January North-Western Counties White City Ground, Manchester Won 12–3
Match 24 11 January North-Eastern Counties Yorkshire Agricultural Showgrounds, Harrogate Won 17–11
Match 25 14 January North of Scotland Linksfield Stadium, Aberdeen Won 15–3
Match 26 18 January SCOTLAND Murrayfield, Edinburgh Drawn 0–0
Match 27 22 January Leinster Lansdowne Road, Dublin Won 11–3
Match 28 25 January Ulster Ravenhill, Belfast Won 24–5
Match 29 29 January South-Eastern Counties King's Park, Bournemouth Won 9–6
Match 30 1 February France B Stade Municipal, Toulouse Won 17–8
Match 31 5 February South-West France Stade Municipal, Bordeaux Won 23–0
Match 32 8 February FRANCE Stade Colombes, Paris Won 12–3
Match 33 12 February South-East France Stade Municipal, Lyon Won 8–5
Match 34 15 February Barbarians Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff Won 36–3
Match 35 22 February British Columbia Under-25 XV Empire Stadium, Vancouver Won 6–3
Match 36 24 February British Columbia Empire Stadium, Vancouver Won 39–3

Touring party

  • Manager: F. D. Kilby
  • Assistant Manager: N. J. McPhail
  • Captain: Wilson Whineray


  • Don Clarke (Waikato)
  • Malcolm Dick (Auckland)
  • Ian MacRae (Hawke's Bay)
  • Earle Kirton (Otago)
  • Ralph Caulton (Wellington)
  • William Davis (Hawke's Bay)
  • Ian Smith (Otago)
  • Paul Little (Auckland)
  • Derek Arnold (Canterbury)
  • Pat Walsh (Counties)
  • Mack Herewini (Auckland)
  • Bruce Watt (Canterbury)
  • Kevin Briscoe (Taranaki)
  • Chris Laidlaw (Otago)



External links

  • 1963–64 Tour in Details
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