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1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand

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Subject: Martin Johnson (rugby union), Ian McGeechan, British and Irish Lions, Geoff Cooke (rugby union), Jeremy Guscott
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1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand

1993 British Lions Tour to New Zealand
Date 22 May  – 3 July
Coach(es) Ian McGeechan
Tour captain(s) Gavin Hastings
Test series winners  New Zealand (2–1)
Top test point scorer(s) Gavin Hastings (38)

In 1993 the British Lions rugby union team toured New Zealand. This tour followed the Lions' 1989 tour to Australia and preceded their 1997 tour to South Africa. It was the last Lions tour in the sport's amateur era.

The Lions lost the first test match, but won the second to level the series, with New Zealand winning the deciding third test. The tour was managed by Geoff Cooke, coached by Ian McGeechan and Dick Best and captained by Gavin Hastings.


  • Squad 1
    • Backs 1.1
    • Forwards 1.2
  • Schedule 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4





Date Opponent Location Result Score
Match 1 22 May North Auckland Whangarei Won 17–30
Match 2 26 May North Harbour Auckland Won 29–13
Match 3 29 May New Zealand Māori Wellington Won 20–24
Match 4 2 June Canterbury Lancaster Park, Christchurch Won 10–28
Match 5 5 June Otago Dunedin Lost 37–24
Match 6 8 June Southland Invercargill Won 16–34
Match 7 12 June First Test Lancaster Park, Christchurch Lost 20–18
Match 8 16 June Taranaki Rugby Pk, New Plymouth Won 25–49
Match 9 19 June Auckland Auckland Lost 23–18
Match 10 22 June Hawke's Bay McLean Park, Napier Lost 29–16
Match 11 26 June Second Test Athletic Park, Wellington Won 7–20
Match 12 29 June Waikato Rugby Park, Hamilton Lost 38–10
Match 13 3 July Third Test Eden Park, Auckland Lost 30–13

Total: Played 13. Won 7, drew 0, lost 6.


Stephen Jones, ed. (1994). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1994–95. Headline.  

External links

  • Squad from Lions Official website
  • Matches from Lions Official website
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