New Zealand vs Australia 1980 Series

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Game 1

New Zealand 6 lost to Australia 27

Match URL
Sunday, June 1st, 1980
Kevin Steel
Carlaw Park (Auckland)
  New Zealand Australia
  6 27

Match Stats

Halftime Score 4 20
Scrums 9 10
Penalties 15 9

Match Scoresheet

Tries       Alan Thompson (2)
        Kerry Boustead
        Rod Reddy
        Craig Young
Goals   Michael O'Donnell (3)   Michael Cronin (6/8)


Fullback 1. Michael O'Donnell 1. Garry Dowling
Wing 2. Kevin Fisher 2. Chris Anderson
Centre 3. Olsen Filipaina 3. Michael Cronin
Centre 4. James Leuluai 4. Greg Brentnall
Wing 5. Dane O'Hara (c) 5. Kerry Boustead
Five-Eighth 6. Gordon Smith 6. Alan Thompson
Halfback 7. Shane Varley 7. Tom Raudonikis
Front Row 8. Mark Broadhurst 8. Rod Morris
Hooker 9. Howie Tamati 9. George Peponis (c)
Front Row 10. Paul Teariki 10. Craig Young
Second Row 11. Kevin Tamati 11. Rod Reddy
Second Row 12. Barry Edkins 12. Les Boyd
Lock 13. Mark Graham 13. Ray Price
Bench 14. Graeme West    
Bench 15. Lewis Hudson    
Coach   Cecil Mountford   Frank Stanton

Match Notes

"The ABC Of Rugby League" incorrectly lists the same team for this game as the following test. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (May 31, 1980), the team was (sic):
Dowling, Anderson, Cronin, Brentnall, Boustead, Thompson, Raudonokis; Price, Boyd, Reddy, Young, Peponis (c), Morris. Reserves: Steve Martin, Graeme Wynn.
The article also noted that selectors preferred "proven test player" Les Boyd over newcomer Graeme Wynn for the match.
Also the Monday edition of the Herald confirmed there were no substitutions during the match. Kevin Tamati and Les Boyd were at loggerheads and were "lucky not to be sent off".
It also declared Garry Dowling as the best on ground.

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Last modified: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:50:24 +1100 (Sydney time)