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SACRED HEART WINS AGAIN Sacred Heart College is in an almost unassailable position at the head of the secondary school Rugby ladder, following its 14—3 victory over Auckland Grammar in the curtain-raiser at Eden Park on Saturday Sacred Heart won the toss and had the advantage in the first spell of a strong wind and driving rain. In tne second spell conditions improved. Sacred Heart held a definite territorial advantage before the change-over, using ' kicking tactics, which the Grammar backs found hard to counter. The College first fiveeighth, J. Gardiner, got the first try with a solo blind-side effort after six minutes play, while late in the spell he kicked a penalty, goal, Grammar being six points down' at the interval. This deficit was reduced almos immediately with a penalty by Pring, but College repelled further Grammar attacks, taking the offensive more and more. Gardiner scored his second try by kicking to the Grammar line and being there to recover .possession when Murphy was pulled down. In the last couple of minutes Gardiner sent Skeen over by the corner flag, converting this try beautifully. The other two games were played at King's College, King's defeating Mount Albert Grammar 16—6, and fakapuna Grammar defeating Otahuhu Technical High School 5—3. Seddon Memorial Technical had the bye.

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STILL UNBEATEN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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STILL UNBEATEN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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