September 6 down the years
Wallabies shock All Blacks in Auckland
Australia's David Campese on the attack against France, Australia v France, Rugby World Cup Semi-Final, Sydney, Australia, June 13, 1987
David Campese bagged a try in Australia's win over the All Blacks in Auckland © Getty Images
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The Wallabies give New Zealand plenty to think about just under a year before the inaugural World Cup by defeating the All Blacks 22-9 in Auckland.

Winger David Campese and fullback Andrew Leeds touched down for Australia, with fly-half Michael Lynagh adding 14 points with the boot. New Zealand's only points came courtesy of fullback Kieran Crowley, who landed three penalties.

The All Blacks recovered well from the setback, though, and went on to win the World Cup the following year, beating France, Australia's conquerors, in the final.

New Zealand's clash with Australia was split into four quarters on account of the horrendous weather conditions in Wellington. The All Blacks made light of the downpour to rack up a resounding 30-5 win over their rivals.

Bedford lose away to Rugby for the first time in over 50 years, the visitors coming out on the wrong side of a 15-14 scoreline.

The New Zealand Rugby Players Association was formed. The Auckland-based organisation was borne out of recognition by the players of the need to become organised, take responsibility for themselves, actively contribute to the development of the game and speak with one voice in their dealings with the New Zealand Rugby Union and provincial bodies.

The International Rugby Players Association is established and holds its inaugural meeting in London. The IRPA's manifesto was centred on ensuring was to insure measures are introduced to enhance the safety, welfare & employment conditions of full-time professional rugby players worldwide.


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