MANAWHENUA WIN IN THE LAST MINUTES. (By Telnrraph.— Vnu Association.) CARTERTON, Saturday. The weather was ideal for the shield match, Wairarapa v. Manawhenua. Winning the toss Wairarapa defended the southern goal. Manawhenua set up a sharp attack, but Hiroti marked and saved. A free kick to Wairarapa saw Cooke cut the sideline one yard from the corner, and from the throw in Cundy fumbled, and the visiting forwards, led by Jacobs, carried play to Wairarapa , * twenty-five. McDonald made a bold bid to cross on the blind side, hut knocked on. The Manawhenua forwards were playing brilliantly, and kept Wairarapa penned till Yates luckily relieved. A pretty passing bout by Hunt. Broj hy, T. Parata and W. Parata found the latter grassed within a yard of the line. A period of attack by Manawheiua lound th~> Wairarapa line in danger frequently, the airarapa backs beirg caught with the ball. A brilliant passing bout by the visitors found Hunt in possession, with Dairagh alongsi >. Rather than pass he elected to pot, which failed, Cooke forcing. A few minutes later Cooke picked up at midfield and passed to Yates, who centred high to the goal. I. Harvey, by fast following, won the race to the ball and scored. Cundy goaled easily. The visitors immediately rushed play back, but the Wairarapa defence had stiffened. A scrum in raid field saw Wairarapa hook, and J. Donald pas« to Cooke. The latter raced through. «cll'ng the dummy, and scored midway between thp posts and the corner. Cundy gonled.
Still the visitors predominated in forward play, and rushed play through to the Wairarapa goal, where T. Parsons picked up and dived over near the posts. Brophy goaled. Again the visitors attacked, and the bounce of the ball beat E. Booth, but he managed to force just as Payno dived for it. Another raeh saw \V»irarapa force again. A good kick by Rtringfellow found Wairarapa up on the Manawhenua twenty-five line, where Cooke essayed an abortive pot. Play then returned to the Wairarapa half. Cundy, offside in front of the goal inside halfway gave Brophy a chance, but he missed. The bine forwards still attacked, and a fine rush found Payne and Person near the goal line, the latter receiving from Pnyne to scoro in a good position. Brophy goaled. The green forwards livened up. and following up a good kick Reid got pr>«. session, and warding off all attacks crossed at the corner. Cundy failed with the kick.
Wairarapa 1.1 Manawhenua ]ft Brophy retired with an injury to his shoulder, Dewe taking his place. The score was unchanged at half-tiine. The second upell opened with the visitors still attacking, and several scrums took place on Wairarapa's line. When Booth badly mulled a take. J. Donald gathered nnd passed, but Hunt iutercepted and scored near the. posts. •Tacobs goaled, giving Manawhenua the lead by 15 to 13. Wairarapa was playing like a beaten team, hvt managing to stop the mounting. A heavy attack by tiie blues found Hunt tackled by O. Booth in the corner. Booth bad ;i leg hurt and retired, Williams taking hi* plac».
(,\\n nni' take play followed for ten minute*, wiirn the YV'nirarapa forwards set up un nttnek, but toueh-in-jroal resulted. An individual foray by Reid took play out near the corner. Illegal tactics in the line-out gave Cundy a chance, but the ball fell short, and Jacobs marked and relieved. Wairarapa returned to the attack, but the visitors staved thnm off. From midfield W. Parata started a paaainfr rush, and after throe had handled. McDonald went over in the- comer, tackled by Booth. Jacobs failed to goal. The home team took a half-hearted turn in attacking, and for illegal scrum work Cundy had another chance to goal, mid landed a beauty. Manawhenua IS Wairarapa Iβ The visitors again attacked and Hunt mtii'kcd in a good gonling position, btit failed to laud the goal. A kick for a scrumming infringement gave- Jacobs a chance, but the ball fell short and Cundy saved. Wairarapa spent the next ti'ii minutes forcing. J. Donald collided with Booth, nnd retired with a head injury, y. Donald took his place. Wai* rampa now pot. the ball in the scrums, I. ill tin' buck* ciiiild nut itnndlo it, and lh" gHtiie ended with no further score. In lite Wrtirarapa team IJoPche, R. Bonlh and Q. Donald were absent, beiuif replaced by Bob Booth, Yatee and
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WAIRARAPA BEATEN, Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 185, 8 August 1927
WAIRARAPA BEATEN Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 185, 8 August 1927
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