International Rugby Comes to Queensland (1888 and 1889): Two Tours and Their Impact on the Development of the Code

@article{Horton2012InternationalRC,
  title={International Rugby Comes to Queensland (1888 and 1889): Two Tours and Their Impact on the Development of the Code},
  author={P. Horton},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={403 - 428}
}
  • P. Horton
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
The history of Rugby union football in Queensland, Australia, officially began in 1882, when the first formal game was played. The match was played, as an addendum, to a game of Melbourne rules football between teams from the Brisbane Football Club and the Wallaroos (both primarily played the Victorian game) on 27 May 1882, in the same year Queensland and New South Wales contested the first intercolonial matches. Seven years later Queensland had hosted two international touring teams, the pan… Expand
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