This is the 1888–89 New Zealand Native Rugby Football team. Joseph Warbrick organised the team, which included two sets of brothers – five Warbrick brothers and three Wynyard brothers (one of whom joined the team in Britain). The team toured Britain, Australia and New Zealand. The players are, back row: Arthur Warbrick, A. Webster, J. R. Scott (promoter), G. Williams, William (or Billy) Warbrick and Alf Warbrick; middle row: E. Ihimaira, W. Wynyard, D. Gage, Joe Warbrick (captain), Fred Warbrick and G. Wynyard; and front row: Richard Taiaroa, T. Ellison, R. Maynard, Wi Karauria and C. Goldsmith. In 2008 Joe Warbrick individually, and the team as a whole, were inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame.
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