Eeceived July 10, 9 30 a.m.
Sydney, July 10
The "Herald" says that the visitors simply ran over the locals, but it struck many of those who remembered the last New Zealand team that its forwards were not up to the standard then attained, There were none of those overwhelming magnificent forward rushes which carried everything before them, nor was the combination perhaps of the same brilliance. It is probable that next Saturday, when the team have got rid of the effects of the sea voyage, they will have shake themselves bettor together.
The "Telegraph"says it is many years sicce New Zealaud has shown to so little advantage here. The sea trip cannot be accepted as a complete excuse, as their condition was good enough. Where they failed comparatively was in the forwards, who were often lacking in that astute foresight which has always characterised "New Zealand. Time after time the forwards blundered in a manner quite foreign to the traditions of New Zealand football.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6617, 10 July 1905
NEWSPAPER COMMENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6617, 10 July 1905
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