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MATCH ABANDONED

CANTERBURY V. WELLINGTON q -C , CHRISTCHURCH, Saturday. Members of the Wellington representative Rugby team which arrived from the north this morning were keenly disappointed when they found that the heavy snowstorm precluded any prospect of playing the match against Canterbury. For an hour or two in the morning there was some talk of attempting to clear Lancaster Park, out all hopes had to be given up. In any case, it would have cut up the ground too much. The players strolled round the city in the mornine and were entertained in the afternoon Sγ officials of the Canterbury Rugby Union. They returned north to-night by the ferry steamer. WAIKATO WINS The Waikato Rugby representatives defeated King Country at Te Kuiti on Saturday by 18 points to 6\ witty (2) and, Carew scored for Walkato. while McGregor kicked a field goal and D. S. Ensor converted one try and kicked a penalty coal For Kin* Country, K. C. Clarke kicked two penalty goVUs. Waikato secured the ball from most of the scrums and showed superior aSmbination over their opponents. NELSON DEFEATED pA BLENHEIM, this day. Marlboroußh defeated Nelson by 19 point* to 11 in the first home ana home Rugby match of the season The Marlborough forwards dominated the loose pl3y and maintained a lot of pace throughout The Marlborough backs shaded the opposition. ______^_——_——-

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MATCH ABANDONED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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MATCH ABANDONED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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