On This Day in New Zealand Rugby – Backup

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

01-07-1908

Anglo-Welsh beat Hawkes Bay 25-3. More...

02-07-1966

The Lions beat Taranaki in the 7th match of their Tour More...

03-07-1954

Fiji played Auckland in a one off match. More...

04-07-1959

Otago defeated the Lions 26-8. More...

05-07-1975

Tonga lose to Canterbury in their second tour of New Zealand. More...

06-07-2014

Jordan Kemp died after suffering a head injury. More...

07-07-1950

West Coast beat Buller 11 - 6. More...

08-07-1961

France played their first match in New Zealand. More...

09-07-1927

The Battle of Solway- no game in NZ before or since has excited quite the same acrimony and argument. More...

10-07-1965

Long time coming - Bay of Plenty meet Buller. More...

13-07-1965

A day on tour with the 1965 Springboks. More...

18-07-1973

Swamp Foxes (David) beat Waikato (Goliath). More...

19-07-1930

Auckland beat British and Irish Lions 19-6. More...

22-07-1981

First match of the 1981 Springbok Tour vs Poverty Bay. More...

23-07-2014

Woman barred from playing for U18 Men's side. More...

24-07-1971

July 24 - British lions emblem
British Lions beat Auckland 19-12. More...

25-07-1981

South Africa vs Waikato - a day like no other More...

26-07-1879

Canterbury Rugby Football Union formed. More...

27-07-1965

July 27 West Coast image
South Africa 11 vs West Coast-Buller 0. More...

28-07-1973

Marlborough won the Ranfurly Shield. More...

29-07-1978

July 29 - Irish Uni logo
Irish Universities 9 vs NZ Colts 0. More...

30-07-2011

July 30 - AB jersey
A new All Blacks jersey is announced. More...

31-07-1905

On tour with the 1905/06 "Originals". More...

August

05-08-1961

Don Clarke's kick won the match 5-3 over France More...

06-08-1904

The first Ranfurly Shield challenge More...

07-08-1965

South Africa vs Waikato, could the Mooloos upset the 'Boks again? More...

08-08-1959

July 24 - British lions emblem
British & Irish Lions vs Taranaki More...

08-08-1925

19 year old Southland player told "Leave Mr Brownlie alone!" More...

09-08-1966

July 24 - British lions emblem
On Tour with the Lions More...

11-08-1887

August 11 - Wellington Logo
Wellington v Canterbury, their fifth match More...

12-08-1961

Five Clarke brothers play in a match for Waikato More...

13-8-1938

NZ Maori play in Fiji for the first time More...

14-8-2014

Former Wallaby signs up with Bay of Plenty More...

15-8-1921

BOP v NSW 1921 More...

15-8-1873

Wellington v Nelson 1873 More...

16-08-1952

Narrow win for Australia More...

17-08-2011

August 17 - RWC image
Rugby World Cup the real deal(s) More...

18-8-1964

Mid Canterbury 16 Australia 10 More...

19-08-1905

Australia v Wellington-Wairarapa-Horowhenua More...

20-08-1966

Hawkes Bay and Lions draw in entertaining match More...

21-08-1937

South Africa in classy win over Canterbury More...

22-08-1928

Wairarapa retain the Shield More...

23-08-1952

Waikato get revenge and win the Shield More...

24-08-2010

The Australian Wallaroos advance on the Blackferns haka More...

25-08-1956

Anti climax at Eden Park when South Africa easily defeat NZ Maori More...

26-08-1967

Talent identification, two NZ U23 trials played in New Plymouth More...

29-08-1923

August 29i
Southland too strong for NSWMore...

30-08-1975

z Romania 75
Romania finish tour with drawMore...

31-08-1996

North Harbour close - but no cigar. More...

August

05-08-1961

Don Clarke's kick won the match 5-3 over France More...

06-08-1904

The first Ranfurly Shield challenge More...

07-08-1965

South Africa vs Waikato, could the Mooloos upset the 'Boks again? More...

08-08-1959

July 24 - British lions emblem
British & Irish Lions vs Taranaki More...

08-08-1925

19 year old Southland player told "Leave Mr Brownlie alone!" More...

09-08-1966

July 24 - British lions emblem
On Tour with the Lions More...

11-08-1887

August 11 - Wellington Logo
Wellington v Canterbury, their fifth match More...