1973 Australia rugby union tour of Europe

The 1973 Australia rugby union tour of Europe was a series of nine matches played by the Australia national rugby union team (the Wallabies) in England and Wales in October and November 1973. The Wallabies won only of three of their matches, lost five and drew the other one; they lost both of their international matches, against Wales and England. The final match with Italy, is not considered as a capped Test match by Australian Rugby Union

1973 Australia rugby union tour of Europe
Summary
P W D L
Total
09 03 01 05
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Wales
1 0 0 1
 England
1 0 0 1
 Italy[1]
1 1 0 0

MatchesEdit

Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.
Opposing Team For Against Date Venue
  Metropolitan Counties 17 15 24 October Bournemouth
  South and South-West Counties 14 15 27 October Recreation Ground, Bath
  East Wales 11 19 31 October Rodney Parade, Newport
  Swansea 9 9 3 November St. Helen's, Swansea
  West Wales 18 13 6 November Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
  WALES 0 24 10 November Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
  Northern Counties 13 16 13 November Gosforth
  ENGLAND 3 20 17 November Twickenham London
  Italy 59 21 21 November Stadio Fattori L'Aquila

Touring partyEdit

  • Manager: John Freedman
  • Assistant Manager: Bob Templeton
  • Captain: Peter Sullivan

BacksEdit

ForwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1974). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1974–75. Queen Anne Press. pp. 33–39. ISBN 0-362-00173-1.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Match considered as full international only by Italy