The New Zealand All Blacks 1906 tour of the northern hemisphere came to an end on this day in rugby history with a 65-6 win over British Columbia in San Francisco. The All Black side only lost one match on the 35 match tour.
The match was the second against British Columbia. New Zealand won the first match 3 days earlier at University of California Ground in Berkeley.
The tour started in September 1905 and was historic. It was on this tour that the team picked up the ‘All Blacks’ moniker and would put their stamp on global rugby which the team still holds to this day.
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The trip to North America was not popular by players who were eager to get home. After a game in New York they traveled to California via an indirect route visiting Niagara Falls, Chicago and the Grand Canyon before arriving at the Golden State.
After the matches against British Columbia, the All Blacks set sail for New Zealand.