History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions

History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions

The All Blacks first played against the British and Irish Lions in 1904, beating them 9–3 at Athletic Park, Wellington. Since then, there has been a total of 38 Test matches between the two teams, with the All Blacks winning 29 of them. The most recent test, held at Eden Park, Auckland, on 9 July 2005, finished in a 38–19 win for the All Blacks.

List of series

Details Played Won by New Zealand Won by Lions
Overall 11 10 1
Series New Zealand wins Lions wins Victor
1904 New Zealand and Australian Tour 1 0  New Zealand
1908 Australian and New Zealand Tour 2 0  New Zealand
1930 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1950 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 0  New Zealand
1959 New Zealand and Australian Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1966 New Zealand and Australian Tour 4 0  New Zealand
1971 New Zealand Tour 1 2 Lions
1977 New Zealand Tour 3 1  New Zealand
1983 New Zealand Tour 4 0  New Zealand
1993 New Zealand Tour 2 1  New Zealand
2005 New Zealand Tour 3 0  New Zealand

List of matches

Details Played Won by New Zealand Won by Lions Drawn New Zealand points British and Irish Lions points
Overall 38 29 6 3 634 345
Date Venue Score Victor Series
9 July 2005 Eden Park, Auckland 38 – 19  New Zealand 2005 New Zealand Tour
2 July 2005 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 48 – 18  New Zealand
25 June 2005 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 21 – 3  New Zealand
3 July 1993 Eden Park, Auckland 30 – 13  New Zealand 1993 New Zealand Tour
26 June 1993 Athletic Park (Wellington), Wellington 7 – 20 Lions
12 June 1993 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 20 – 18  New Zealand
16 July 1983 Eden Park, Auckland 38 – 6  New Zealand 1983 New Zealand Tour
2 July 1983 Carisbrook, Dunedin 15 – 8  New Zealand
18 June 1983 Athletic Park (Wellington), Wellington 9 – 0  New Zealand
4 June 1983 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 16 – 12  New Zealand
13 August 1977 Eden Park, Auckland 10 – 9  New Zealand 1977 New Zealand Tour
30 July 1977 Carisbrook, Dunedin 19 – 7  New Zealand
9 July 1977 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 9 – 13 Lions
18 June 1977 Athletic Park, Wellington 16 – 12  New Zealand
17 August 1971 Eden Park, Auckland 14 – 14 Draw 1971 New Zealand Tour
31 July 1971 Athletic Park, Wellington 3 – 13 Lions
10 July 1971 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 22 – 12  New Zealand
26 June 1971 Carisbrook, Dunedin 3 – 9 Lions
10 September 1966 Eden Park, Auckland 24 – 11  New Zealand 1966 New Zealand and Australian Tour
27 August 1966 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 19 – 6  New Zealand
6 August 1966 Athletic Park, Wellington 16 – 12  New Zealand
16 July 1966 Carisbrook, Dunedin 20 – 3  New Zealand
19 September 1959 Eden Park, Auckland 6 – 9 Lions 1959 New Zealand and Australian Tour
29 August 1959 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 22 – 8  New Zealand
15 August 1959 Athletic Park, Wellington 11 – 8  New Zealand
18 July 1959 Carisbrook, Dunedin 18 – 17  New Zealand
29 July 1950 Eden Park, Auckland 11 – 8  New Zealand 1950 New Zealand and Australian Tour
1 July 1950 Athletic Park, Wellington 6 – 3  New Zealand
10 June 1950 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 8 – 0  New Zealand
27 May 1950 Carisbrook, Dunedin 9 – 9 Draw
9 August 1930 Athletic Park, Wellington 22 – 8  New Zealand 1930 New Zealand and Australian Tour
26 July 1930 Eden Park, Auckland 15 – 10  New Zealand
5 July 1930 Lancaster Park, Christchurch 13 – 10  New Zealand
21 June 1930 Carisbrook, Dunedin 3 – 6 Lions
25 July 1908 Potters Park, Auckland 29 – 0  New Zealand 1908 New Zealand and Australian Tour
27 June 1908 Athletic Park, Wellington 3 – 3 Draw
6 June 1908 Carisbrook, Dunedin 32 – 5  New Zealand
13 August 1904 Athletic Park, Wellington 9 – 3  New Zealand 1904 New Zealand and Australian Tour

See also