1947 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Thomas Esamie, Alan Garside, John Punshon and Doug Butcher, written by Greg Stock

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Friendly Matches

Saturday May 10 1947
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: William McWilliams (Australia)
Linesmen: W.Chard and H.McLeod (Australia)
Attendance: 38,312
AUSTRALIA
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Dave Coote, Alex Heaney (c), Lex Gibb, Ted Drain, Jim Cunningham, Charlie Stewart, Reg Date, Ray Marshall
Manager: N.Gillespie
Goal: Date 4
1 - 2 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, Douglas McCreadie, Ernie Dowell, Cecil Kurland, Harry Naish, Dudley Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst (c), Donald Wilson, Basil Clack, Len Anley
Manager: J.Barbour
Goals: Anley 65, Wilson 87 pen
In 1947 the Australian national team played a series of five matches against the visiting South African national side. Due to a shipping strike the Springboks had to stay in Australia five weeks longer than they had planned, so they played an additional six matches at the end of the tour. The series started in Sydney.
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Saturday May 24 1947
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: Tom Boyd (Australia)
Linesmen: R.Gregor and J.Evans (Australia)
Attendance: 15,000
AUSTRALIA
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Dave Coote, Billy Wilson, Lex Gibb, Charlie Stewart, Alex Heaney, Reg Date (c), Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Manager: J.Revie
Goals: Date _pen, 80
2 - 4 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, Ernie Dowell, Douglas McCready, Cecil Kurland, Ray Ferriman, Dudley Forbes, Donald Wilson, Gordon Falconer, Basil Clark, Horace Smethurst (c), Len Anley
Manager: J.Barbour
Goals: Anley (x2), Smethurst, Wilson
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Saturday May 31 1947
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: William McWilliams (Australia)
Linesmen: Frank Chidgey and Harry Spowall (Australia)
Attendance: 20,000
AUSTRALIA
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Lex Gibb, Billy Wilson, Alex Heaney, Jim Cunningham, Ron Hughes, Dick Kemp, Reg Date (c), Max Wynn
Manager: S.L.Plaud
Goals: Cunningham 44, Date _, 75
3 - 3 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, Ron Nicholson, Ernie Dowell, Cecil Kurland, Harry Naish, Dudley Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst, Donald Wilson, John Claassens, Len Anley
Manager: J.Barbour
Goals: Claasens 20, 80, Smethurst 85
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Saturday June 7 1947
Newcastle Sports Ground, Newcastle, Sydney, Australia
Referee: William McWilliams (Australia)
Linesmen: H.Parker & M.Brown (Australia)
Attendance: 18,442
AUSTRALIA
Norman Conquest, Joe Marston, Cec Drummond, Lex Gibb, Alec Heaney (c), Robert Murray, Dick Kemp, Jim Cunningham, Reg Date, Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Manager: T.Lovett
Goals: Date (x3), Hughes, Kemp
5 - 1 South Africa
Jimmy Pickerill, Doug McCreadie, Ernie Dowell, Cecil Kurland, Harry Naish, Dudley Forbes, Gordon Falconer, Horace Smethurst (c), Donald A Wilson, John Claassens, Len Anley
Manager: J.Barbour
Goal: Wilson

Saturday June 14 1947
Royal Agricultural Showground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: William McWilliams
Attendance: Not recorded
AUSTRALIA
Norman Conquest, Cec Drummond, Joe Marston, Lex Gibb, Alec Heaney, Robert Murray, Reg Date, Jim Cunningham, Dick Kemp, Ron Hughes, Max Wynn
Manager: Andy Burton
Goal: Cunningham 3
1 - 2 South Africa
Charlie Brink, Ron Nicholson, Harry Naish, Cecil Kurland, Ray Ferriman, Dudley Forbes, Donald Wilson, Gordon Falconer, Basil Clack, Horace Smethurst, Len Anley
Manager: J.Barbour
Goals: Anley 7, 70
Australia finished the five game series with one win and a draw.
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