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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 May, 2005, 12:58 GMT 13:58 UK
1950s Lions: Squads and results
*Players listed in italics were sent out as replacements


Backs: AW Black (Edinburgh University and Scotland), WB Cleaver (Cardiff and Wales), NJ Henderson (Queen's University Belfast and Ireland), BL Jones (Llanelli and Wales), KJ Jones (Newport and Wales), JW Kyle (Queen's University Belfast and Ireland), MF Lane (University College Cork and Ireland), R Macdonald (Edinburgh University and Scotland), J Matthews (Cardiff and Wales), GW Norton (Bective Rangers and Ireland), I Preece (Coventry and England), G Rimmer (Waterloo and England), DWC Smith (London Scottish and Scotland), MC Thomas (Newport and Wales), BL Williams (Cardiff and Wales), WR Willis (Cardiff and Wales)

Forwards: GM Budge (Edinburgh Wanderers and Scotland), T Clifford (Munster and Ireland), C Davies (Cardiff and Wales), DM Davies (Somerset Police and Wales), RT Evans (Newport and Wales), DJ Hayward (Newbridge and Wales), ER John (Neath and Wales), PW Kininmonth (Richmond and Scotland), JS McCarthy (Dolphin and Ireland), JW McKay (Queen's University Belfast and Ireland), KD Mullen (capt) (Old Belvedere and Ireland), JE Nelson (Malone and Ireland), VG Roberts (Penryn and England), JD Robins (Birkenhead Park and Wales), JRG Stephens (Neath and Wales)

Manager: LB Osborne


Lions 24-3 Nelson, Marlborough, Golden Bay and Motueka
Lions 24-9 Buller
Lions 32-3 West Coast
Lions 9-23 Otago
Lions 0-11 Southland
Lions 9-9 New Zealand (Dunedin)
Lions 27-8 South Canterbury
Lions 16-5 Canterbury
Lions 29-6 Ashburton County-North Otago
Lions 0-8 New Zealand (Christchurch)
Lions 27-13 Wairarapa-Bush
Lions 20-0 Hawke's Bay
Lions 27-3 East Coast, Poverty Bay and Bay of Plenty
Lions 12-6 Wellington
Lions 3-6 New Zealand (Wellington)
Lions 31-3 Wanganui
Lions 25-3 Taranaki
Lions 13-8 Manawatu-Horowhenua
Lions 30-0 Waikato, Thames Valley and King Country
Lions 8-6 North Auckland
Lions 32-9 Auckland
Lions 8-11 New Zealand (Auckland)
Lions 14-9 New Zealand Maoris
Lions 47-3 Combined Country
Lions 22-6 New South Wales
Lions 19-6 Australia (Brisbane)
Lions 24-3 Australia (Sydney)
Lions 26-17 Metropolitan Union
Lions 12-17 New South Wales XV
Lions 44-6 Ceylon (unofficial)


Backs: DGS Baker (Old Merchant Taylor and England), J Butterfield (Northampton and England), A Cameron (Glasgow HSFP and Scotland), WPC Davies (Harlequins and England), GM Griffiths (Cardiff and Wales), REG Jeeps (Northampton), T Lloyd (Maesteg and Wales), CI Morgan (Cardiff and Wales), HT Morris (Cardiff and Wales), AJF O'Reilly (Old Belvedere and Ireland), AC Pedlow (Queen's University Belfast and Ireland), JP Quinn (New Brighton and England), AR Smith (Cambridge University and Scotland), FD Sykes (Northampton and England), AG Thomas (Llanelli and Wales), JE Williams (Old Millhillians and England)

Forwards: T Elliot (Gala and Scotland), JT Greenwood (Dunfermline and Scotland), R Higgins (Liverpool and England), HF McLeod (Hawick and Scotland), BV Meredith (Newport and Wales), CC Meredith (Neath and Wales), ETS Michie (Aberdeen University and Scotland), TE Reid (Garryowen and Ireland), RJ Robins (Pontypridd and Wales), R Roe (Lansdowne and Ireland), RCC Thomas (Swansea and Wales), RH Thompson (capt) (Instonians and Ireland), RH Williams (Llanelli and Wales), WOG Williams (Swansea and Wales), DS Wilson (Metropolitan Police and England)

Manager: JAE Siggins, assistant manager: DE Davies


Lions 6-9 Western Transvaal
Lions 24-14 Griqualand West
Lions 32-6 Northern Universities
Lions 31-3 Orange Free State
Lions 9-0 South West Africa
Lions 11-3 Western Province
Lions 22-3 South Western Districts
Lions 0-20 Eastern Province
Lions 34-6 North Eastern Districts
Lions 36-13 Transvaal
Lions 27-14 Rhodesia (Kitwe)
Lions 16-12 Rhodesia (Salisbury)
Lions 23-22 South Africa (Johannesburg)
Lions 21-14 Central Universities
Lions 11-0 Boland
Lions 20-17 Western Province Universities
Lions 9-25 South Africa (Cape Town)
Lions 17-17 Eastern Transvaal
Lions 14-11 Northern Transvaal
Lions 9-6 South Africa (Pretoria)
Lions 11-8 Natal
Lions 15-12 Junior Springboks
Lions 12-14 Border
Lions 8-22 South Africa (Port Elizabeth)
Lions 39-12 East African XV (Nairobi)


Backs: NH Brophy (University College Dublin and Ireland), J Butterfield (Northampton and England), S Coughtrie (Edinburgh Academicals and Scotland), TJ Davies (Llanelli and Wales), MAF English (Bohemians and Ireland), D Hewitt (Queen's University Belfast and Ireland), JP Horrocks-Taylor (Leicester and England), PB Jackson (Coventry and England), REG Jeeps (Northampton and England), AA Mulligan (Wanderers and Ireland), AJF O'Reilly (Old Belvedere and Ireland), WM Patterson (Sale), MJ Price (Pontypool and Wales), ABW Risman (Manchester and England), KJF Scotland (Cambridge University and Scotland), MC Thomas (Newport and Wales), GH Waddell (Cambridge University and Scotland), JRC Young (Harlequins and England)

Forwards: A Ashcroft (Waterloo and England), AR Dawson (capt) (Wanderers and Ireland), WR Evans (Cardiff and Wales), J Faull (Swansea and Wales), HF McLeod (Hawick and Scotland), RWD Marques (Harlequins and England), BV Meredith (Newport and Wales), S Millar (Ballymena and Ireland), HJ Morgan (Abertillery and Wales), WA Mulcahy (University College Dublin and Ireland), NAA Murphy (Cork Constitution and Ireland), TR Prosser (Pontypool and Wales), GK Smith (Kelso and Scotland), RH Williams (Llanelli and Wales), BGM Wood (Garryowen and Ireland)

Manager: AW Wilson, assistant manager: OB Glasgow


Lions 53-18 Victoria
Lions 14-18 New South Wales
Lions 39-11 Queensland
Lions 17-6 Australia (Brisbane)
Lions 27-14 New South Wales Country Districts
Lions 24-3 Australia (Sydney)
Lions 52-12 Hawke's Bay
Lions 23-14 East Coast-Poverty Bay
Lions 15-10 Auckland
Lions 25-13 New Zealand Universities
Lions 8-26 Otago
Lions 21-11 South Canterbury, North Otago and Mid Canterbury
Lions 11-6 Southland
Lions 17-18 New Zealand (Dunedin)
Lions 58-3 West Coast-Buller
Lions 14-20 (Canterbury)
Lions 64-5 Marlborough, Nelson, Golden Bay and Montueka
Lions 21-6 Wellington
Lions 9-6 Wanganui
Lions 15-3 Taranaki
Lions 26-6 Manawatu-Horowhenua
Lions 8-11 New Zealand (Wellington)
Lions 25-5 King Country-Counties
Lions 14-0 Waikato
Lions 37-11 Wairarapa-Bush
Lions 8-22 New Zealand (Christchurch)
Lions 29-9 New Zealand Juniors
Lions 12-6 New Zealand Maoris
Lions 26-24 Thames Valley-Bay of Plenty
Lions 35-13 North Auckland
Lions 9-6 New Zealand (Auckland)
Lions 16-11 British Columbia
Lions 70-6 Eastern Canada

History of the Lions: The 1950s
18 May 05 |  Lions in NZ

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