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4 January 2015
I know this is technically not a 'favourite photo' - but I love it all the same. I can't resist putting this programme cover up on site from my home collection. I do it under the heading of 'will we ever see games like this EVER again in modern rugby?" (ie; a real 'minnow' rugby union against a rugby 'powerhouse.') This classic was from the 1968 All Blacks tour of Australia. It was the second game of a 12 match tour and New Zealand won 74-0.
It was the first time 'Tazzy' had played a major touring team.
The first rugby in Tasmania was played as an exhibition by two teams of New Zealand sailors off a visiting naval vessel in 1926. The Tasmanian Rugby Union was formed in 1933. In its first 80 years no Tasmanian had ever made Wallaby status.
'It was a try from the end of the world!' said captain Philippe Saint-Andre of his fullback Jean-Luc Sadourny's match-winning 100metre team try at Eden Park.
Dax and France
30 internationals for France 1954–64
Known universally as ‘Monsieur Le Drop’ because of his penchant for dropped goals, Albaladejo was also a very ﬁne ﬂyhalf.
Tall and stylish in the French style, Albaladejo made his debut as a fullback in 1954 against England. After one game in the Five Nations championship, and another against Italy, he was passed over by the selectors for ﬁve seasons.
Re-appearing in 1960, Albaladejo soon won a reputation as an expert drop-kicker. In his second international of that year, against Ireland, he thumped over three dropped goals, a feat unheard of at the time.
After his retirement, Albaladejo won acclaim in France as a television commentator, providing expert insights on the game all over the world, working ﬁrst with the famous French broadcaster Roger Couderc and later with his replacement, Pierre Salviac.
Name the NZ player who captained the All Blacks to a test match win; then also captained a team to beat the All Blacks within a year?
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