Saturday, 1 July 1989

Richmond's tour of New Zealand

Remarkable news from rugby union: a British team has returned from New Zealand with a record of nine games and nine victories. This, I am told, had never been accomplished previously by any team from any nation (the Fijians of 1939 left New Zealand unbeaten, but with one drawn game). The team was Richmond Women's Rugby Club, and after seven club games and two provincial games, their record was 258 points for and 41 against. They tell me that the compliment of the tour came from the president of the Rotorua club, who said: ``Richmond's women play rugby like the All Blacks in slow motion.''

Source Citation
"Diary." Times [London, England] 1 July 1989

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