1947-48 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain

1947-48 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Between July 1947 and March 1948 the Australia national rugby union team - the Wallabies - conducted a world tour encompassing Ceylon, Britain, France and the United States on which they played five Tests and thirty-six minor tour matches. It was the first such tour in twenty years, since that of the 1927-28 Waratahs, as the 1939 Wallaby tour had been thwarted by World War II.The 1947-48 side was notable in preserving their try-line uncrossed by any of the Home Nations in the first four Tests played. The nine-month journey was one of the last of that era of epic tours when transport was mostly by ship and when the tourists were whole-heartedly welcomed by rugby fans and townships, civic officials and royalty.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136692813
  • 9786136692814