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NZ Rugby Union Team of 1893 - won 9 of 10 games in Australia

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the New Zealand Rugby Union Team of July 1893 that played in Australia won 9 of their 10 games

Some of the men's information was sourced from newspaper reports

The team was:

BAYLY - Alf, back & 3/4 (& best all rounder) from Taranaki, paid his own expenses for the trip. Shines as centre 3/4

BUTLAND - H. (Henry 1872-1956 ?) half back, Captain of the Hokitika Club. 12st. 2lb. Good defnsie player, passes and collars well

COCKROFT - S. forward from Manawatu, ex Wellington rep. Fairly earned his place on the team

D'ARCY - Archbald Edgar "Archie" (1870-1919) full back, 13st 8lb. For 5 years a Wairarapa Rep. Very fast, good defensie layer and excellent kick

ELLIOT - W. from Auckland. 12st 2lb. Powerful runner and tricky player, passes cleverly. One of 8Warbrick's team

ELLISON - T. R. Captain, from Wellington. 13st. 8lb. Cleverest forward in the colony until he took to playing back. Had unrivalled knowledge of the game. One of *Warbrick's team. received knee injury in Australia

GAGE - D. R. back (David Richmond 1868-1916 ?) rom Wellington. 12st 2lb. An ex member of *Warbrick's native team. Cleverest player in the colony

GARDINER - J. H., South Canterbury forward. 11st 4lb. Fastest runner in Canterbury. Medium height & sturdy build. Very good in the open where he dribbles, passes, collars and kicks well.

GOODE - A. back & three quarters from Taranaki. 12st 5lb. Rep player for 5 years (to 1893). Very fast, strong & fair tackler. Doesn't pass well and often collared with the ball

GRAY - R. forward from Wairarapa

HARPER - George, back from Nelson. 12st. Represented Nelson since 1886. Very fast, cool player, exceptionally good kick

HERROLD - Maurice, back from Hawes Bay. 10st. 2lb. Rep since schoolboy and represented Auckland twice. Very clever with his feet. Passes well

JERVIS - Francis Mahoa (1870-1952) back & three quarters from Auckland. 11st 8lb. Very fast, dodgy runner and excellent kick

LAMBIE - J., foward from Taranaki. 13st 7lb. Best forward in the province. A big, powerful man

McINTOSH - C. N. forward, paid his own expenses for the trip

McKENZIE - R. H. forward from Wairarapa. 13st. Exceedingly fast. His great reach gives him advantage on the line out. One bad fault, playing off-side

MURRAY - F. S. forward from Auckland. 13st. Rep for Auckland a number of years. Fairly fast, good dribbler and place kick

OLIPHANT - Robert (1868-1956)

PRINGLE - W. forward from Petone, Wellington. 12st 2lb. Fastest forward in the district. Good all rounder

SHANNON - G. half back

SPEIGHT - C. forward from Auckland. 11st 10lb. Rep for Auckland in 1892. His height makes him very good on the line, passes well and quick on opposing backs

STUART - A. J. forward from Wellington. 11st. 0lb. Ex English rep forward, a hard grafter and although the oldest man in the team, can outlast any of them

TIOPIRA - Hoeroa/Hiroa (1871-1930) forward from Hawkes Bay. 12st. 7lb. Trickiest & cleverest forwad in the colony. Learned his football at Te Aute College (as did Ellison and Gage). Remarkably good place kick. Has place goals from the touch line, at the 25 flag and even from his own 25. Very fast and cool, a constant scorer

WATSON - W. forward from Wairarapa

WILSON - H. C. full back

WYNYARD - T. "Tab", back & 3/4 from West Coast

MOWLEM of Palmerston North was an emergency forward. 12st. 7lb. A fast athletic forwad, clever with his feet but given to kicking too hard at times

HOWARD - W. R. was an eergency from Hawkes Bay. 12st. 3lb. Follows fast and tackles well. A brilliant man in loose work

* Joe Warbrick was the captain and undisputed leader of the New Zealand Natives' tour of Britain in 1888-89, the first New Zealand representative rugby team to tour beyond Australia

He was born in Rotorua in 1861, the third son of English immigrant Abraham Warbrick and his Maori wife, Nga Karauna Paerau, the daughter of a Ngati Rangithi chief. Four brothers would join him in the team that left New Zealand for Britain in the winter of 1888.

He later became a tour guide in the geyser fields of Rotorua. Geyser tourism had been given a major boost in 1900 when the Waimangu (?black water?) geyser burst into life. It was the largest geyser recorded anywhere in the world between 1900 and 1904. In August 1903 it exploded unexpectedly, killing Warbrick and a party of three tourists.

(read more at link): Joe WARBRICK's Team

the 1888?1889 New Zealand Native football team

In 2008 Warbrick and the 1888?1889 New Zealand Natives were inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame

Please leave a comment if you can add more info to these men

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