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A large number of Rugby enthusiasts gathered at the football grounds yesterday afternoon in -"anticipation of witnessing the senior match betAveen Old Boys and Methven. Unfortunately the latter, owing to the half-holiday being on Saturday, couM not get a team away, and the match went bj' default to Old Boys. . The only attraction left was the junior match between Ashburton and Technical, which proved an easy victory for the former team by 18 points to nil. 'There was very little of an exciting nature to record throughout the match, as both ieams were suffering from rawness. However, on both sides there is no lack of good material, which will' no doubt be more conspicu- | ous as the season advances. Ashburton team v apparently does not possess a goal kicker, and some easy kicks in. yesterday's match were failures. The referee (Mr J. Henderson) was very indulgent, but seeing it was the opening game of the season, he could hardly be blamed on that account. An. unlimited amount of "cackling" was heard from both teams, and in-future matches it would be advisable to discontinue this practice, and leave the most of the talking to the skippers ;Of the teams.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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FOOTBALL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919