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Inter-Island Match

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Overview

It was a match played yearly by New Zealand North Island and South Island representatives.
It was regularly played since 1897 and discontinued after 1986.
In 1987 it was substituted by an Interzonal Tournament, played by North Zone representing the northern part of the North Island, Central Zone representing the southern part of the North Island and Sourth Zone representing the South Island.
This tournament was always won by the North Zone and it was discontinued after 1989.
After that year the Inter-Island Match was resumed only twice, in 1995 and in 2012.
The North Island traditionally played in black jerseys and black shorts, while the South Island played in white jerseys with white shorts.

Victories
North Island 50
South Island 27
Draws 3
Matches
Venue Date Home Team Away Team Result
Dunedin10/06/2012South IslandNorth Island34-24
Dunedin08/04/1995South IslandNorth Island22-63
Takapuna24/05/1989North ZoneSouth Zone25-19
Wanganui17/05/1989Central ZoneNorth Zone11-45
Dunedin10/05/1989South ZoneCentral Zone17-30
Timaru14/05/1988South ZoneNorth Zone21-28
Masterton11/05/1988Central ZoneSouth Zone10-27
Rotorua04/05/1988North ZoneCentral Zone68-6
Pukekohe29/04/1987North ZoneCentral Zone29-6
New Plymouth25/04/1987Central ZoneSouth Zone21-21
Ashburton22/04/1987South ZoneNorth Zone19-40
Oamaru18/06/1986South IslandNorth Island10-22
New Plymouth11/05/1985North IslandSouth Island29-12
Rotorua26/05/1984North IslandSouth Island39-3
Blenheim03/09/1983South IslandNorth Island9-22
Wanganui10/07/1982North IslandSouth Island12-22
Dunedin18/07/1981South IslandNorth Island4-10
Palmerston North02/08/1980North IslandSouth Island13-9
Invercargill11/08/1979South IslandNorth Island3-9
New Plymouth23/09/1978North IslandSouth Island29-13
Dunedin10/09/1977South IslandNorth Island6-4
Hamilton11/09/1976North IslandSouth Island16-20
Christchurch13/09/1975South IslandNorth Island17-14
Auckland14/09/1974North IslandSouth Island22-0
Whangarei16/06/1973North IslandSouth Island27-14
Christchurch15/07/1972South IslandNorth Island8-19
New Plymouth11/09/1971North IslandSouth Island31-9
Nelson12/09/1970South IslandNorth Island6-11
Wellington13/09/1969North IslandSouth Island3-13
Christchurch31/08/1968South IslandNorth Island17-34
Dunedin05/08/1967South IslandNorth Island6-17
Hamilton28/05/1966North IslandSouth Island12-3
Wellington19/06/1965North IslandSouth Island25-14
Auckland04/07/1964North IslandSouth Island12-9
Christchurch10/08/1963South IslandNorth Island14-13
Christchurch28/07/1962South IslandNorth Island17-14
Wellington24/06/1961North IslandSouth Island25-3
Christchurch03/09/1960South IslandNorth Island26-11
Wellington13/06/1959North IslandSouth Island30-14
Dunedin02/08/1958South IslandNorth Island6-13
Auckland17/08/1957North IslandSouth Island19-3
Wellington26/05/1956North IslandSouth Island11-13
Wellington23/07/1955North IslandSouth Island15-9
Christchurch19/06/1954South IslandNorth Island9-13
Wellington12/09/1953North IslandSouth Island15-14
Dunedin12/07/1952South IslandNorth Island11-3
Wellington26/05/1951North IslandSouth Island14-12
Auckland23/09/1950North IslandSouth Island10-8
Christchurch01/10/1949South IslandNorth Island3-23
Wellington02/10/1948North IslandSouth Island11-12
Invercargill04/10/1947South IslandNorth Island11-13
Wellington17/08/1946North IslandSouth Island8-3
Auckland25/08/1945North IslandSouth Island19-31
Christchurch16/09/1944South IslandNorth Island3-28
Wellington14/08/1943North IslandSouth Island16-17
Wellington23/09/1939North IslandSouth Island19-25
Wellington11/06/1938North IslandSouth Island23-31
Wellington10/07/1937North IslandSouth Island21-30
Christchurch15/08/1936South IslandNorth Island6-17
Wellington28/09/1935North IslandSouth Island15-9
Dunedin29/09/1934South IslandNorth Island27-10
Wellington23/09/1933North IslandSouth Island27-18
Christchurch04/06/1932South IslandNorth Island10-28
Wellington15/08/1931North IslandSouth Island20-20
Wellington27/09/1929North IslandSouth Island29-20
Christchurch18/08/1928South IslandNorth Island15-14
Wellington01/10/1927North IslandSouth Island30-31
Wellington12/06/1926North IslandSouth Island41-9
Invercargill25/07/1925South IslandNorth Island5-16
Wellington31/05/1924North IslandSouth Island39-8
Wellington04/08/1923North IslandSouth Island6-6
Auckland01/07/1922North IslandSouth Island8-9
Christchurch02/07/1921South IslandNorth Island13-28
Wellington26/06/1920North IslandSouth Island12-3
Wellington20/09/1919North IslandSouth Island28-11
Wellington20/06/1914North IslandSouth Island0-8
Christchurch26/07/1913South IslandNorth Island25-0
Napier13/07/1912North IslandSouth Island12-8
Wellington07/10/1911North IslandSouth Island19-9
Christchurch24/09/1910South IslandNorth Island14-10
Wellington25/08/1909North IslandSouth Island11-19
Wellington24/06/1908North IslandSouth Island12-5
Christchurch03/06/1907South IslandNorth Island0-11
Wellington22/09/1906North IslandSouth Island9-5
Wellington03/06/1905North IslandSouth Island26-0
Dunedin24/09/1904South IslandNorth Island3-3
Auckland26/08/1903North IslandSouth Island5-12
Wellington13/09/1902North IslandSouth Island14-20
Wellington26/06/1897North IslandSouth Island16-3





Sources

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_vs_South_rugby_union_match - Wikipedia page about the Inter-Island Match

"The History of New Zealand Rugby Football - Vol.4 1870 - 1945" by A.C. Swan
"The History of New Zealand Rugby Football - Vol.2 1946 - 1957" by A.C. Swan
"The History of New Zealand Rugby Football - Vol.3 1958 - 1979" by R. Chester and N. McMillan
"The History of New Zealand Rugby Football - Vol.4 1980 - 1991" by R. Chester and N. McMillan