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THE LEAGUE GAME

CANTERBURY OUTCLASSED (b* telegraph— press association.) CHRISTCHURCH, 24th August. The New South Wales League team defeated the Canterbury team to-day by 45 points to 5. Canterbury were quite outclassed. AUCKLAND'S NARROW MARGIN OVER WELLINGTON AUCKLAND, 24th August,. Auckland retained the Northern Union Cup by defeating Wellington. The match was played in the presence of about 8000 spectators. Wellington played a great game from beginning to end, and were extremely unfortunate to lose by a single point. Right from the whistle they attacked, and, before the game had been in progress more than a few mintes, Barber dodged across, and registered the visitors first try. Wellington, 3; Auckland, 0. Very fast play followed, and then Ifwerson took a. mark near the line, and kicked a fine goal. Wellington, 3--2. On resuming, Wellington returned to the attack, but were soon driven back, and eventually from a long kick Weston followed up fast and scored. Auckland, 5—3. Wellington responded with a great rush, but were ultimately driven back, and Ifwerson, securing from the loose, raced round and scored, Webb converting. Auckland, 10 — 3. Even play followed with an undoubted advantage to the blacks, and Finlayson, by beating his man badly, instituted a great passing rush, which ended in Proebstel passing back to the full-back, who scored. Bradley converted. For the next ten minutes Wellington took the offensive and Finlayson scored. Eventually Ifwersen, from a penalty shot, put his side in the lead by kicking r fine goal. Wellington, 11; Auckland, 12. Mr. A. Fergusson was referee. SYDNEY CLUB FINAL (By Telegmph.— Press Association.— Copyright.) SYDNEY, 23rd August. In the Rugby League final to-day Sydney defeated Paddington by 70 points to 42 points. N.S.W. v. QUEENSLAND BRISBANE, 24th August. In the Rugby League Inter-State match New South Wales defeated Queensland by 27 points to 12 points.

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THE LEAGUE GAME Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 48, 25 August 1913

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