Tony Clews

First Deaf rugby league game between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney

1988
Historic first rugby league game between New Zealand and Australia, which took place in Sydney 1988 (Henson Park, Newton). Australia won 16–6.
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Historic first rugby league game between New Zealand and Australia 1988 in Sydney, on 11 June 1988 at Henson Park, Newton. The Australians are the Trans-Tasman Cup Champions. The Kiwis kick off the game with a rousing haka, but the game went to the Australians 16-6. While in Sydney, the Kiwi team also played a match against NSW which they lost 8–18. The first rugby league tour by the New Zealanders would plant a seed in the heads of the Australians for a trip to New Zealand two years later in 1990. Footage covers the game, changing room drinks and celebrations.

New Zealand Deaf Kiwis:

  • Peter Musgrave
  • Richard Renata
  • Andrew Pelasio
  • Sidney Johnson
  • Maurice Ratapu (Coach)
  • Robert Marquet (Team Manager and Sponsor)
  • Michael Collett (Captain)
  • Noel Hooper (Vice Captain)
  • Richard Peri
  • Brent Ryder
  • Rodney Roberts
  • Kevin Carroll
  • Wayne Andresen
  • Ronald Hood
  • Michael Wi
  • Nigel Pumipi
  • Wayne MacKail
  • Warwick Flintoff
  1. Andrew Pelasio

  2. Brent Ryder

  3. Kevin Carroll

  4. Maurice Ratapu

  5. Michael Collett

  6. Michael Wi

  7. Nigel Pumipi

  8. Noel Hooper

  9. Peter Musgrave

  10. Richard Peri

  11. Richard Renata

  12. Robert Marquet

  13. Rodney Roberts

  14. Ronald Hood

  15. Sidney Johnson

  16. Warwick Flintoff

  17. Wayne Andresen

  18. Wayne MacKail

Donated by Tony Clews
Produced by John Herbert
Original format MP4
Reference number TC01-01-SPO88