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1953 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa and Rhodesia

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1953 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa and Rhodesia

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.

Contents

The test series was won by the Springboks with three test wins to one.

Touring party

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.
  • Matches

    Scores and results list Australia's points tally first.

    References

    1953 Australia rugby union tour of South Africa and Rhodesia Wikipedia


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