The 1953 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa and Rhodesia was a series of 27 rugby union matches played by "Wallabies" in 1953, between June and October.
The test series was won by the Springboks with three test wins to one.
1953 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa and Rhodesia Wikipedia
Of the team of 30 players, 25 were from Sydney; 1 from Newcastle – Cyril Burke; and 4 from Queensland – Tom Sweeney, Garth Jones, Gavan Horsley and Colin Forbes. The touring party consisted of:Manager: John 'Wylie' Breckenbridge
Assistant Manager-Coach: A.C. 'Johnnie' Wallace
Captain: John Solomon
Vice-captain: Nick Shehadie
Playing squad:Full-backs: Ray Colbert, Tom Sweeney (Qld)
Wingers: Eddie Stapleton, Garth Jones (Qld), John Phipps, Gavan Horsley (Qld)
Centres: Herb Barker, Jack Blomley, John Solomon, Saxon White
Fly-halves: Spencer Brown, Murray Tate
Half-backs: Cyril Burke (Newcastle), John Bosler
Locks: Brian Johnson, Norman 'Mac' Hughes
Breakaways: Keith Cross, Bob Outterside, Colin Windon, David Brockhoff
Second Row: Nick Shehadie, Ned Morey, Alan Cameron, Tony Miller, Colin Forbes (Qld),
Front Row: Bob Davidson, Jack Carroll, Max Elliott
Hookers: Jim Walsh, John Bain.
Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.