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New Zealand plays Australia, 1922

New Zealand plays Australia, 1922

A New Zealand team played New South Wales in 1904, but New Zealand's first full international football match was this game against Australia at Dunedin's Carisbrook, on 17 June 1922. A crowd of about 10,000 saw the teams draw 2–2. The second test in Wellington was then drawn 1–1, but New Zealand won the third test in Auckland 3–1.

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Otago Daily Times
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Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, 'Football - Men’s international football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40926/new-zealand-plays-australia-1922 (accessed 21 June 2019)

Story by Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016, updated 15 Sep 2016