THE BLACKS MEET WELLINGTON. THEIR ONE-POINT WIN. MEMORABLE' SCENE AT THE END. In ono of tho most exciting games ever played in this city, the All Blacks beat tho Wellington representatives yesterday by one point—l<J to 18. Wellington's, second spell, was one great sustained pieco of'dash, and in it they rattled on 15 points while New Zealand scored only 3 points. Between 7COO or 8000 people wore at tlio match, his Excellency the Governor among them. A strong wind blew from the north, and, with the aid of this, tlio All Blacks established a lead of 13 points in the first spell. As things turned out they needed overy point of this advantage, and at the finish they wero very lucky to leave the field unbeaten. Wellington has'on two occasions beaten New Zealand teams. Ono of the victories was over tho All Blacks combination of 1905. • .
Right through tho second spell tho excitement was intense, and tho crowd, seeing Wellington fully rising to tlio task of wiping , off tho big handicap, ehoered them with that continuous undulating loir which is often reai!y part and parcel of a thrilling Rugby battlo. A loose rush near half-way, and Kinvig snapped up prettily, and fired the ball out to MfLeod. James Ryan secured it next, and after doing more than his share transferred to his brotlicr Eddie, on tho wing. Back in field came tho leather to J. Ryan, who finished a brilliant attack by galloping over tho line. H. Paton goaled, and Wellington wero only eight points down. Two exceptionally fine goals by H. Paton, and Wellington _ wore within two points of tho big chiefs. New Zealand rallied) and Roberts paved the way for a try by Stohr. All Blacks five poiuts in tlio lead. Wellington attacked during almost the wholo of tho remaining 20 minutes, and 'slieor ill-luck, and that alone, robbed them of two tries. Tho Thrill at tho Finish. The game was dying. There was tlireo minutes to go, and though Wellington were attacking strenuously hopo ' of victory was fast dwindling. _ Ail All Black in troublo on his own goal-line I Could lie get -die ball away to safety P A punt i'or tho sido-linel Wellington's chaaico was—gone? No. The ball had not quito gone out. Into tho sure arms of Kin--vig it fell, and the great Oriental, with little timo to spare, (jot his left boot under the oval and hoisted it fairly between the posts, fifty yards away. Tho crowd, wild with excitement, applauded tho brilliant effort as only such work can be applauded. Tho remaining minutes did not alter the scores, and so Wellington lost by a point. Excellent Goal-kicliing. Fino goal-kicking was tho great feature of the match. Of tho thirty-seven points scored, nineteen were through goals. Goals contributed twelve points of Wellington's eighteen, and seven of New Zealand's nineteen. 11. Roberts did the kicking for Now Zealand. Ho took five shots, and, notwithstanding tlio wind, ho kicked tlireo goals, one postor, and onco got just outside the post. Harry Paton's goal-kicking was remarkably'' fine —two from penalties and ono from a try; and Kinvig's pot was among tho greatest of great field; go'als. Tho Mon Who Shone. Tho Now Zealand team was very little changed from the fifteen which played against Australia on Saturday. Stohr played full-back in tho first spell, and right-wing in tbo second half. Ho was obviously unfit to play, and sayod his leg deliberately (and wisely) throughout. Ho scored a try, but he bad a clear run in, and his pace enabled him to dash over and ground the leather without risking a tackle. Cuthiii as wing in tho first half, and full-back in tho second half, gave another great exhibition. R. Roberts, as outsido fiveeighths, was great in all departments. The openings' which ho made for tho other backs were excellent. Lynch got two chances on the left-wing, antlscored off both of them. One forward stood out on either side —Downing in tho AllBlack team, and Miller in tho Wellington team. In tho looso there was no ono to equal them, and tho Wellington boy oxcelUfd even tho big northerner. Tho Wellington backs all did well. Kinvig was as sound as ever, and James Ryan played a great part as ccntro. Tho wings (E. Ryan and'' Young) wore very satisfying. Young's speed on ono occasion was something for the All-Blacks to think about. A Representative by Chance. Early in tho first spell tho Wellington" half (Nunn) and ono of the Wellington front-rankers (W. Sullivan) left the field injured. J. Morris replaced Nunn, but there was no ono on hand to replaco Sullivan, so Rome members of the union induced a Wednesday representative, who had just finished a game to go oil, as hooker. At half-time a well-known figure at]. Rugby niatc)w>s tlio ltookor vlio his new mate was. I don t know," was the reply, "but ho s terribly good/' And that ns all anyone scorns to know about the man who bccame a Wellington representative by strango cliancc. , The Battling Thirty. I The teams entered the field as fol--10 New Zealand (playing in Black).— Full-back, J. Stohr; three-quarters, T. I Lynch, F. Mitchinson, J. E. CiithiU; live-eighths, R. Roberts, G. D. Grav; half, H. Taylor; wing-fonvarf, H. \. Murray; pack, M. Cam, H. Dewar, J. A. Bruce, H. Atkinson, J. Downing, J. B. Graham, J. Douglas. ' „ Wellington (in White). —l'ull-baok, b. Parker; three-quarters, E. IJy an >, J" 1 , 1 ! 08 Rvan, C. Young; fivc-eight.hs, (x. Km-. vP, 11. M'Leod; half. H. Nunii; wmgforward, J. Cunningliaiue; pack, J. Francis, W. Sullivan R. Paton,H. Paton, A. Wilson, C. M Kay, U. Millei. Referee: Mr. J. Francis. Tho First Spell. . The plav was of a very ordinary nature, in the eairly stages. Nunn had tlio ill-luck to have his shoulder hurt. He retired. New Zealand scored first, Douglas scoring a good try from a linoout. Roberta kicked a poster. New Zealand; 3; Wellington, 0. In a few' minutes Wellington evened the scores.' Miller finishing off a sterling forward rush by scoring a fine try. Now Zealand, 3; Wellington, 3. Shortly after this W. Sullivan retired hurt. Hie .\UBlacks were soon in the lead again. Gray made an opening in the Uellmgton' twenty-live, and passed out to Lvnch, who dashed over. Roberts coaled with a beautifully-gauged kick. Aew Zealand, 8; Wellington, 3. Wellington were penalised, and Roberts placed another goal. New Zealand, 11; ANolhngtoitj 3. Matters became a good deal more interesting from then on, to tho end of the spell. Tho Wellington forwards poured over the Blacks 111 almost irresistible rushes, and \\cllmgton was unlucky not to score. Iwo brilliant dashes'downi the side-line li.v Young were star items'. In one he badly beat Cutlull for pace, and in tho second he was grassed'just in time by Mitchinson. Cuthiii iii turn gavo the crowd a tasto of bis quality by streaking half the length of the field through tho thick of the local men. However, Wellington saved by forciiig. Tho last score
of tlio spell camo from a great passing rush by tho Black backs. Taylor passed out to Gray, to Roberts, who mado i beautiful opening and cavo tho leather to Lynch, 'and, liko a flash, tho winger was over. Roberts goaled. New Zealand, 1G; Wollinptoii, 3. Wellington's Second Spell. Tho second spell was opeiiod with a sensational try by tho White backs. Kinvig picked up in tho loose, banged tho oval out, to jU'Leod, on it went to James Ryan, who beat his man, Rot a pass out to E. Ryan, and back again oamo tho leather to J. Ryan, who scored. H. I'aton converted. New Zealand, 16; "Wellington, 8. A warm "Wellington forward rush saw Miller robbed of a score through his tripping and falling short of tho loathor just as ho was about to touch down. Howovor, ft'ellington was soon recompensed. New Zealand wcjo penalised in their twentySve, aiid from a side-lino H. Paton landed a splendid goal. Now Zealand, 16; Wellington, 11. From near, halfway Paton shortly aiftcrwards landed another great goal. Now Zealand, 16; Wellington, 14. Getting out of their twenty-fivo for a few minutes, tho Blacks attacked. Roberts beat tho Wellington backs badly and sent a long pass out to Stohr, who had no diffi- , culty in scoring near tho corner. Now Zealand, 19; Wellington-, 14. /The Last Pinch. And so tho game remained till within • a few minutes of the end. Wellington attacked most of tho time and had Cutliill in trouble on several occasions. Defending hard, ono of tho Now Zealand backs kicked for the line. Kinvig fielded tho leather'just as it was about to go out, and fromi a distanco of fifty jvards potted a wonderful left-foot goal. Thus ended a thrilling gamo:-— < Now Zealand 19 points, Wellington 18 points. ■ the "Curtain-fialser." The "curtain-raiser" was a'match between the Wednesday representatives and the Saturday junior representatives. Wednesday won by 17 to 6. For tho winners S. Hutton, Clarke, Hunt (2), and Christophson scored trios. Corson converted a try. For tho losers, King scored two tries. Mr. E. 0. Hales was referee. THE SEND-OFF. DINNER TO THE ALL-BLAOKS. • The All-Blacks wore tendered a send 1 - ■off at tJio Grand Hotel Inst evening, and the.Wellington representative team was entertained at the samo timo. ' Mr. 6. F. C: Campbell presided. Members of the executive of the (New Zealand Union, including the chairman (Mt.'N. GalbraitOi) wero present. The gathering wtas a very pleasant one, and tho tourists wetro wished the very best of Success. OTHER RUGBY MEW 3 NOTES. ' MITCHINSON HONOURED. There were nearly 100 Rugbyites ,pre- ■ sent at the send-off to Mr. F. MitchinBOEi last night. Dr. A. K. Newman, M.P., presided in tho early portion of ( tho evening, and later Mr. A. Wiren occupied the chair., Mrt G. F. Mason (Wellington) and several of the AllBlaoks attended, andi both the New Zealand Union and tho Wellington Union were well represented l . During tho evening Mr. Mitahinson was presented with a suit-case, a silver match-box, and a silver tobacco pouch. The gathering was very .enthusiastic one. PLAYERS GONE SOUTH. A. Wilson and J. Francis, of Wellington, who are to play in tho second tost against Australia, at Dunedin on Saturday, left for south by the Waliine last night. They will remain-in'Dun-edin after the matcli umfcil .Thursday, as tho Wellington represontatives play Ota'go ion Wednesday next.. On tho Saturday following Wilsoil and Francis will play against Australia in the third ; test at Ctlinstehurch. ; INJURED PLiYERS.
H. Nimri-j who left the field early in tho Now ZealaiidrWellington raatc-h yesterday afternoon, will not bo .' able to go . south with tho Wellington representative team. J. Morris Tviil replace him. W. Sullivan, who had Ms ribs _hurt intho samo match, and had to retire, may not be aiblo to play., wimngtoFS TOUR. Tho Wellington representative team will leave here, td-night, play Canterbury on Saturday, Otago on Wednosday, and Southland on tho following Saturday. , HOUSE MATCH. Messrs. Johnston and Co.'s "Green Stripe" representatives met Messrs. Nathan and Co.'s "Glaxo Uonnie Babies" in. their annual Rugby match on Kclburno Park yesterday afternoon. After a 'good garno the "Green Stripe" team defeated their opponents by 17 points to 5. Tilyard (3) and Ward (2) scored for the winners, and AVoon converted one of tho tries. Garwood, Wilson, and Thompson wero tho best players on the winning side.
THE AUSTRALIANS. BEATON AT INVEROARGILL. (By Telegraph.—Prosß Association.) Inver'cargill, September io. , The .Australians commcnced tho fifth match of their tour against Southland an Rugby Park this afternoon. Tho attendance was about 4000. Southland were tho first to attack, and soon compelled tho visitors to force. Tho Australians tried many passing 5 bouts, but itheir combination was poor, and they lost frequent chances. Fast following up by Baird stopped Simonson's return, and tho ball went ovor tho lino, and A. M'Neeco scorcd. Southland 3—ro. A great forward rush by Southland soon afterwards ended in Whittakor scoring. Martin converted, and tho first spell ended —Southland, 8 points; Australia, nil.
Southland attacked in tho second spoil, ami shortly after tho start A. M'Nccce scored between tho posts, as tho result of a faulty kick by an Australian. Tho try was converted by Martin. Southland, 13 points; Australia, nil. Southland continued to attack until well on to tho end.of tho spell, when tho Australians opened out and played attractive football. Aftel- pressing 'for ,somo time, Wood scorcd from a long line-out pass, but no goal- resulted. Tho Australians kept in tho Southland territory, and within a fow minutes of time Murphy scored from n 'scrum on the lino, and Simonson converted. The gamo ended ' scon afterward!: with the scores reading—Southland, 13 points; Australia, S points.
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REAL RUGBY., Dominion, Volume 6, Issue 1852, 11 September 1913
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