30 Jul 2022 • 4 min read Historic rugby tour 'quite out of the ordinary' The Mid Canterbury rugby team and officials lined up for their photo, prior to leaving for Australia. Back row (from left) R. F. Thomas, J. R. Bennett, J. M. Mudgway, G. C. Frew, B. J. Parkin, A. G. Hill, A. J. Grieve, P. A. McLay, D. J. W. Wilson, P. M. Keenan. Middle row: W. D. Thomas, P. J. Cunneen, J. A. McLay, A. H. Gordon, M. R. Holmes, J. C. Ross, S. F. McAtamney, M. A. McLeod, T. A. Richards, A. Morrison. From row: N. J. Sutton, Dr Phil Munns (team doctor), B. V. Sampson (selector-coach), N. W. Buchanan (vice-president), B. E. Bain (president), R. G. Perry (captain), C. M. J. Gilbert (vice-president), M. R. Gilbert (past-president), N. A. Goodwin (selector-coach), M. B. Roulston (vice-captain) and P. C. Williams.