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SEVEN-A-SIDE TOUBNAMENT. The Peninsula Rugby Sub-Union held its first sevens-side tournament at Akaroa in beautifnl weather. The Becreation Ground, after the lorg spell of fine weather, was in good order for the games. Eight teams entered in. the competition, all the affiliated clubs being represented, with the exception of Little Akaloa, which was unable to send a team. The games were well contested, and proved interesting throughout, the Okain's team winning in the final match after a good struggle with Wairewa. The winning team —Okain's—who proved a very superior combination, will be presented with small gold footballs.

The order of the matches is as follows :— First Round, Te Kotahitanga (3), Akaroa B (0). The Little Kiver players had the best of the game, and Pike f cored in the first five minutes' spell after a fine run. No goal was kicked.

Okain's (3), Star B (0). Qkain's had its opponents on the defensive most ot the time, C. Mason scoring soon after the start, There was nc further score registered. Akaroa A (6), Wairewa B (0). The Akaroa team ,had the best of the game, and in the two spells J. Lelievre and W. Pool scored tries. Wairewa A (5), Star A (3). This was a fine contest. The Wairewa players had the advantage in the play, Pepper (back) and Fahey and Brankin (forwards) playing a fine game. Pepper scored a line try after a good run, C. Eeed con j verting. Later Usher scored for Star. C Londrigan (back) and V. Joblin (forward) played well, for Star

Second Bound. Okain's (8), Akaroa A (0). In the second round Okain's had little trouble in defeating the Akaroa A team, who were unable to put up a strong enough defence. C. Maaon soored two tries, one of which C. Hartley converted. Wairewa A (3), Tβ Kotauitanga (0). The match proved one of the most inter eating in tbe competition, and lasted for twenty-eight minutes , before a score was registered. The Wairewa players put up a splendid attack, and their defence agains the wind was solid, H. Hemingway especially playing a fine defensive game The Maoris played gamely, but superior play told. Fahey soored after a magnificent run from halfway. Final. Okain's (11), Wairew* (5). - The final metoh caused a good deal of exoitement. the scoring being smart and the game interesting, Wairewa kicked off against the wind, which was fairly strongt C. Mason returned, and after Beed's return Roger Mason took the ball up the field, and passed to Gardiner, who found the line in Wairewa's twentyfive. The forwards took the ball aoross the field, which went out near the Wairewa line. In the line-out Roger Mason secured and passed to G. Mason, wl"O scored. C. Hartley failed with the kiok. After the kiok-out a fine follow-up by Fahey took the ball almost to tbe Okain's line, Hs Hemingway whipping the ball out-to Pepper, who just missed scoring by inches. A little later Okain's was penalised, an J Beed had a fruitless shot at goal, the kiok being a good effort. After the ohange over Gardiner eeoured, and after a fine dodgy run crossed the line. C. Mason placed a fine goal from near the side-line—Okain's (8;, Wairewa (0). From the kiok out Brankin and Fahey followed the return kick by French, and Okain's forced. A little later Gardiner again got away, and S. Birdling, after a run of fifty yards, oaught him near the line. From a scrum a little later 0. Hartley Boored. C, Mason failed with the kiok. H. Hemingway tarted a rush after the kick-oat, and too^.

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FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4425, 1 September 1914

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