ANZAC Special: That time we beat the All Blacks

by Jim Webster - This is a special time to remember and reconcile with those friends of ours across the Tasman and we should never lose those Anzac memories. Anzac Day is the most important national occasion for both countries, marking the first major military action fought by both nations during the First World War. So many from both nations fought, and died, together. Since then we have often fought each other; especially on the sporting field and, if it was rugby, they generally have won. Yet having seen so many Tests between both nations, one of them especially remains with me and proves that at times we have been able to thump the All Blacks. What made it so special were the circumstances leading into this particular Test match, the unexpected result and an aftermath that shocked this writer to the bone. It was the Wallabies 1978 tour of New Zealand and very early on it began turning into a mitigated disaster. The Wallabies lost the opening Tests by 12-13 in W
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