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The Wallabies In Training For First Test

After their victory over East Coast at Ruatoria last month, the touring Australian rugby team went into training for the first test against New Zealand at Dunedin.

Before leaving for the South Island, the team had a training session at Rugby Park under their coach, Alan Roper.

At Rugby Park, coach Roper put the players through an extensive and exhaustive hour of running, exercises, and ball handling.


Before the deserted grandstand at Rugby Park, the Wallaby squad trains for its first test.


Captain John Thornett leads the players in exercises while coach Roper stalks around mouthing advice



Wallabies J. S. Spence, R. Marks, J. Thornett, E. L. J. Heinrich, R. Honan, L. Lawrence, P. Crittle, T. V. Casey, R. Heming, and J. White running around the park


Near the end of the session, the exhausted players relax on the ground while Alan Roper talks to them