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Two Auckland lawyers were granted an injunction which stopped the 1985 All Black tour of South Africa proceeding.
Ernie Asher was a prominent Māori rugby league player and sports administrator
Albert Asher was a dual international rugby union and rugby league player.
Albert and Ernie Asher, 1909
Around 200 people were on hand at Nelson’s Botanic Reserve to watch a new version of rugby football brought to New Zealand by Charles Monro.
Geoffrey Alley was an All Black lock and a farmer, and then became involved in adult education and library services.
Following police warnings of civil strife, Prime Minister Norman Kirk informed the New Zealand Rugby Football Union that the government saw ‘no alternative’ to a 'postponement' of the planned tour by the South African Springboks.
Anti-apartheid demonstrators protest about an All Black rugby tour to South Africa, 1970
The first British rugby team to tour New Zealand won its first match, against Otago at the Caledonian Ground in South Dunedin.
Simon Morton looks at the connection between two items from the Te Papa collection: the rugby ball used in the deciding test of the 1956 Springbok tour and 1981 protester John Minto's helmet.
The great New Zealand rugby writer T.P. McLean declared ‘unhesitatingly’ that Wilson (‘Noddy’) Whineray was New Zealand’s ‘greatest captain’.
Wilson Whineray, who T.P. McLean described as the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team's 'greatest captain'.
Described as an ‘immaculate player’, Allen went on to become the most successful All Black coach ever
Photo of Fred Allen around the time of his All Blcak test debut against Australia in 1946.
‘Bad enough having play team officially designated New Zealand Natives’, a South African journalist wrote in a report of the match played between the Springboks and a New Zealand Maori XV at Napier.
Originally a swamp, Auckland's Eden Park has been a sports ground since the late 19th century.
Wairarapa born and bred, Brian James (BJ) Lochore won distinction as a player and administrator at school, club, provincial and national level.
Brian Lochore in 1971, the year of his final test as an All Black.
George Nēpia is considered to be one of New Zealand rugby’s finest players. He played all 32 matches for the famous 1924-25 ‘Invincibles’ on their tour of the British Isles, France and Canada
Hear about Wellington's Westpac Stadium – known affectionately as the 'Cake Tin' – opened in 1999 to replace the former rugby venue of Athletic Park.