Mark Shaw - New Zealand - International Rugby Union Caps.

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Date: 01 November 1983

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Mark SHAW - New Zealand - International Rugby Union Caps.

The photo above shows Mark looking on as winger Stu Wilson goes on the charge.

Career Record: Played 30, Won 21, Drew 2, Lost 7.

Test Points: 24 Tries: 6.


1980 v Australia (Sydney) L 13-9
1980 v Australia (Brisbane) W 12-9
1980 v Australia (R) (Sydney) L 26-10

1980 v Wales (Cardiff) W 23-3


1981 v Scotland (Dunedin) W 11-4
1981 v Scotland (Auckland) W 40-15
1981 v South Africa (Christchurch) W 14-9
1981 v South Africa (Wellington) L 24-12
1981 v Romania (Bucharest) W 14-6
1981 v France (Toulouse) W 13-9

1981 v France (Paris) W 18-6


1982 v Australia (Christchurch) W 23-16
1982 v Australia (Wellington) L 19-16
1982 v Australia (Auckland) W 33-18
1983 v British Lions (Christchurch) W 16-12
1983 v British Lions (Wellington) W 9-0
1983 v British Lions (Dunedin) W 15-8
1983 v British Lions (Auckland) W 38-6
1983 v Australia (Sydney) W 18-8
1983 v Scotland (Murrayfield) D 25-25

1983 v British Lions (Christchurch) W 16-12
1983 v British Lions (Wellington) W 9-0
1983 v British Lions (Dunedin) W 15-8
1983 v British Lions (Auckland) W 38-6
1983 v Australia (Sydney) W 18-8
1983 v Scotland (Murrayfield) D 25-25

1983 v England (Twickenham) L 15-9


1984 v France (Christchurch) W 10-9
1984 v France (Auckland) W 31-18

1984 v Australia (Sydney) L 16-9


1985 v England (Christchurch) W 18-13
1985 v England (Wellington) W 42-15
1985 v Australia (Auckland) W 10-9
1985 v Argentina (Buenos Aires) W 33-20
1985 v Argentina (Buenos Aires) D 21-21
1986 v Australia (Auckland) L 22-9




















With a roll of honour including the likes of Kel Tremain, Ian Kirkpatrick, Graham Mourie and Michael Jones, New Zealand have been well served for flankers over the years. Add to that list Mark "Cowboy" Shaw, who gave six years of unstinting commitment for the All Blacks between 1980 and 1986, taking no prisoners with his hard tackling style of play. His debut at 24 came against Australia in the 1980 Bledisloe Cup encounter and he made an immediate impact, playing the first two tests and then coming on as a replacement for Murray Mexted in the third.


However, the series was lost 2-1 and the youngster made an unwelcome contribution in the second test, breaking Aussie lock Ian Williams' jaw with a haymaker punch. It turned out that through the years, some of his most memorable moments would come in tests against the Wallabies. With the Bledisloe disappointment out of the way, Ian travelled with the side to Wales later in the year and played in New Zealand's historic 23-3 thrashing of Wales in the Centenary Test. The year after he played in the epic home series against South Africa, but missed the heart stopping final test through injury.


In 1982 the Aussies arrived on New Zealand soil, shorn of their Queensland contingent and not expected to make much impact. New Zealand won the rubber as expected, but it turned out to be a memorable series which saw the debut of David Campese and Mark score two of his six test tries. The years that followed saw New Zealand notch up several series wins, including a memorable 4-0 hiding of the Lions in 1983. In 1986 Cowboy toured with the rebel Cavaliers, and earned the last of his 30 caps in the decisive final test against Australia that same year. (Jon Collins)