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NORTH v. SOUTH

A VICTORY FOR THE NORTH BY 12 POINTS TO 8.

FULL REPORT OF THE PLAY

A RECORD ATTENDANCE

As reported on Saturday a record crowd assembled to witness the big game. The grounds presented a fine spectacle with every seat on the stands occupied and even the trees holding youthful enthusiasts. It is estimated that there were fully uOOO prer.ent. Bright sunshine prevailed up until nearly the end of the match and there was not a breath of wind. Amongst those present were His Worship the Mayor (Mr. J. Vigor Brown;, Mr. R. T. Bailey (chairman lof the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union). Mr. "W. J. McGrath (ex-chairman and delegate to the N.Z.R.U.). Mr ,T. D. Avery (secretary N.Z.R.U.). Mr. W. Hislop secretary II.B.R.I".), Mr. D. Gallaher (North Island selector), Mr. Warden (South Island selector), Mr. Galbraith (chairman of the N.Z.R.U.), Mr. Fairhurst (chairman of the Dannevirke Referees' Associate-;!), and Mr. H. Glass (manager cf the Dannevirke team). and Mr. "Merry" Wood (the wellknown rep. captain). The following were the teams : NORTH ISLAND. ! (All Black). | Full-back: J. O'Leary. Threequarters: Stohr, Roberta (Taranaki), McGregor. Five-eighths: Kaipara McKenzie. Half-back : E. Roberts. Wing-forward : Dustin. Forwards: Desmond, Bruce, Downing, Moana, Wilson (capt.) (Hookers): Scllars Elliott. SOUTH ISLAND. (All White). Full-back: Docll. ' Threequarters : Macdonald (Otago). Lynch, Alexander. Five-righths : Black, Grey. Half-back : Burns (Capt.) Wing-forward: Nolan. Forwards: Richards, Eorbcs, Maxwell, McGuffog, McDonald (Marlborough). (Hookers): Ongley, Williams. Referee: Mr. A. Williams. Li'?e immircs: Messrs R..T. Bailey, and Laws. ■Timekeeper:'Mr. W. J. McGrath. assisted by Messrs. M. Wood and T. Roulston. The players arrived at the ground :;hort!y before '.i p.m., and the. North Island men en making their appearance led by Mr. Williams, the referee, were received with loud cheers fiy the waiting'throng. A few ■moments later the Southern players appeared, and they ..also were recciv-; cd with, great applause. The teams; ■immediately lined up for (he great fight for the premier honours of New Zealand football. Th? North Island, judging from first impressions looked the heavier as far as the forwards were concerned. ■ THE GAME. The North won the toss and their opptincnts -kicked off. Burns found the •'•line at half-way, and at the ■ throw-in, Downing secured and punted to touch. The came player burst through with a dribble, 'but Roberts saved with a kick to line, and from the scrum. McGregor secured arid punted 'to touch, another scrum ensuing at mid-field. Dust ; n ..secured from a :x-rt;m, but hi", pass ws ed iin.d .'touch was found. .A high kick by Roberts followed, and Stohr obtaining possession- punted., -..t0 Southern territory. ", THE UIIiST'TJtY, . ! From a scrum, the ball travelled'in • brilliant fashion to ttustin-r'Rb'bcrts (Trranuki), Kaipara, and back (6 Roberts who made a fine f-cintmg run and-scored the/first try immediately behind. ,the ' posts; O'Leary was entrusted with the kick and converted in uniuisla'kablc fashioii.-.' North Island ........... 5 Docll. in tuittiug forth a desperate effort to stop Roberts, sustained a severe blow on the temple and was removed from the field. • ' , following the try, 'Black marked n clever fashion, but a poor kick resulted in very little ground being gained. South Island found flic line at nrd-way from the (hrown-in they secured,-but a faulty pass* enabled the Northern men to gain ■ ground* Kaipara caught from a line-out, and kicked to Burns, who punted into touch at- midfield. From another throw-in, E. Roberts obtaining possession, and the ball was played through to Southern ground, where a force-resulted.' MecKozic secured, but a-ni'skiok had the effect of sending the ball out of play at midfield. A 'throw-in by North Island followed, from which some tight play resulted, a scrum eventuating at halfway. Roberts secured and passed to McKenzie, who- punted down the field and the South returned to !touch.

At tins stage, Docll rrsiinird bin position in the field. Burns, obtaining the ball, from a line out, punted, and O'Leary returned to Alexander, who kicked 1o touch, gaining considerable ground. From a. .scrum. Burns secured and punted down the field, butO'Leary found touch. O'Leary again found "the line well down Southern territory. At the line out Kaipara obtained the ball but ultimately lost possession, and on a scrum taking place, the ball went to Burns, who kicked into toaeh. .From a throw-in Downing secured and passed to the half back but no ground was gained owing to the pass not being taken. Another line out followed, from which Dustin obtained possession, but he was smothered and Alacdonald in finding the line pm his men on the offensive. South securing from a serum, found no advantage therefrom, the Northerners being too fast for them. From a scrum. Grey came round on the blind side and sent the ball over touch. On South Island again obtaining possession from a serum their opponents came round, smothered and carried the ball through. K. Wilson being prominent in this piece of play. Burns, with a magnificent dash, burnt .way from a scrum but O'Leary yaved.

Loose play followed. an<l South Inland found the lino veil inside Northern territory. McGuffog knocked on from a throw-in. and a rerum ensued twenty yards out. South securing, their captain centred across the Northern line, where the oval was forced by O'Leary, and on the kick out the Southern men sent into touch at halfway. R. Wilson, from a throwin by South, obtained and passed, but play was smothered. Following this North wa:; penalised for offside play and on Burns punting high. Downing accepted splendidly and touch was again found at midfield. From a scrum Mouna obtained possession and several Northern players came through with Downing in front, play being thus carried to the Southern 20. Subsequent to n high kick by Lynch, ragged play was seen in midfield where Burns securing, the ball travelled from that player to (Irev. thence to Black, where il. was mulled. South immediately afterwards again obtained possession, and Burns passed to (Jrev. who put in a fine punt which put the opposing team on the defensive. Burns again securing, kicked magnificentlv " dowp the pitch, where O'Leary failed to ac-ept, and Alexander, bv means of smart following up smothered the full back, obtained possession, and scored a wellmerited try for South Island, to the accompaniment of great cheering. DoelK from a difficult angle, converted amidst foud applause

McGnffog- shortly afterwards received a rough handling in taking the ball and was obliged to retire. South is'and • •> North Island •■■• ">

South secured, and on punting clown matters looked dangerous. Following this, Roberts (Taranaki) marked, and found the line in inagniftWnt style. The Northern men secured and £. Hobcrts punted down the field, v.-he re the leather was returned to touch. From a scrum North Island gained the bail, and ERobcrts, going on the blind side, punted over the touch line. Another scrum followed, and ragged play was subsequently in evidence. Collaring the ball, E. Roberts streaked for the line ,only to be tackled in the nick of time by Alexander. Amidst im- i lnccsc excitement, a further scrum: followed on the line. 'From loose play South secured and punted well down the field, where O'Lcary returned into touch and 'shortly aforwards the Southern men found temporary relief. E. Roberts obtained the ball out of a scrum, and, punting to Doell, the latter player marked, and front the kick found touch. E. Roberts was again prominent, his men securing from a ycrum. Roberts passed to McKenzie, but the ball ■failed to go further. E. Roberts again securing passed to Kaipara, but the backs were smothered, and North Island Mere penalised. Doell, from the kick, found the line well down the field. A scrum enabled the Aorthcrncrs to carry play well into South Island's 23, and loose play ensued, subsequent to which Burns obtained .possesion and punted to O'Lcary. who found' touch conveniently. Aitother' spell" of 'loose play was witnessed and a passing rusn by the Northern team was nipped in the bud by Black. Agap loose play'was in evidence, and -South came through, but found E. Roberts a defence from-whence they were sent reeling backwards. Shortly - after. Alexander marked. Doell sent the ball across'the touch line, and from ■■-a. return Stohr-failed .but O'Lcary filled the breach, and punted well ahead. Alexander, however, failed to 'accept, and touch .was again found. Whites burnt through at this I juncture with a good rush, but E. Koberts marked splendidly, and Roberts (Taranaki) kicked weti away from-the danger zone. E. .Roberts* ' again secured,, kicked, ai.d Maedon■iild, iii waiting for tuo bounce, failed to take the bail.- McGregor, following up, smartly secured, but was smothered, a scrum resulting. Subsequent .to a scrum, from which North eccured, E. Roberts, in. almost effecting a score from the blind side, found "the fates against'him. From a scrum the -same player secured, but was well smothered by Macdo'nald. A penalty was at this point given against South Island, ntohi essayed a goal, but failed, and the Whites forced. The .Southerners came through and some very ragged play ensued, E. Roberts latterly finding the touch line. Kaipara then obtained the ball, but his pass was intercepted by Lynch, who'scat to touch in his own 2.3. A scrum at the centre line saw Blacks secure. i arat the ball travelled from Roberts to McKenzie. and Kaipara, but the latter was smothered by. the Southern backs. Grey obtained and punted to the touch line. Following a spell of loose play, the Southern men Burns, Black and Alexander put in a magnificent dash, but the last player was thrown into touch. "Whites st cured from a scrum ami looked exceedingly dangerous, but McGregor intercepted, and averted the clanger. The Whiles from a line out carried the piny into Northern ground and the Blacks forced rmrp more. Another splendid forward rush by the Southern men transferred the play to Northern territory, where Grey secured, and a magnificent t<> Alexander saw the lati tor player battle his way through the line and score amidst tremend- | (ins applause. The k'ck, taken by I Uoell, was ineffective. j South Tslan-l 9 j North I'sland 5 i From loose play the Whites burst through with a fine forward rush, transferring the ball to Northern end. From a mark by McGuffay, a splendid but fruitless attempt at goal was made by Doell. Roberts returned to Grey who sent out of pay. (iive and take play resulted in the line being found at half-way by Alexander. and following the throw in. Bums collared, and with a nicely jiiriged kick, again sent into touch. At this .stage. South Island forwaieb were putting up a particularly vigorous display. North secured again, and Burns .coming round on the blind rich*, kickf-d down th.- field. where Doell got possession and put

the ball out of play. Burns here cleverly secured a mark from line out. MeKenzie caught and trap.v ferrcd t<: Kaipara, the ball then passing to Roberts (Tarauaki). but on the latter passing to McGregor. Macdonald intercepted. Half-time arrived with the score standing: i SOI'TH ISLAM) s I NORTH ISLAND j ! SECOND HALF. I The Southern team kicked off. and I forced their passage through, but E.! Roberts saved and hard upon a line out. the Blacks got in motion. Stohr burst away and scored a second try. O'Lcary failed to add the major points. South Island $ North island S The Whites kicked off. Bruce marked, and the South, obtaining possession, kicked to Roberts (Taranaki). This player punted high. | putting his men on side but no ap-j prcciable advantage resulted. A j scrum took place. North securing.] and E. Roberts came through on the I blind side. BJacks again get pessis-j sion from another scrum, but Me-! Guffeg intercepted and kicked toi line. Play, from a penalty, crossed touch at midfie'd. and Burns, amidst applause, marked. The ball next j travelled to Gre\. who punted well I towards Northern goal but Roberts) (Taranaki) returned ami after a tussle, Macdonald sent o;'t of play in-1 side Northern 25. Subsequent to a scrum and some lor:.- play. the Whites seeded. but E. j Roberts saved the situation \erv i cleverly. More loose play .wis noticeable, the ball eventually finding totich. r.nd from the line out. Burns secured but was smothered. The Whites hung on gallantly, and succeeded in carrying the leather through but were stopped in an effective manner by E. Robert::. Rums, from the succeeding piay, punting into touch. The Blacks worked through from a throw-out. but Alexander intervened, and sought refuge at touch. Another throw-in found Kaipnra with the ball, but owing to a bad pass, no developments occurred. Stohr sending out. A spell of midfieid play was now witnessed, both teams making determined attempts to break away. A penalty was awarded against South and at the rebound. Burns kicked well ahead. L'p to this stage play was principally confined to the forwards, the Northern set showing superiority in the, scrums, whilst the South Island were seen to greater ad van:.- j age in the loose work. Downing secured, crd amidst j great cheering, punted to totich. following which" Blacks aguin burst away, but Lynch blasted their hopes with a resolute and effective tackle. At this poir-t Grey received a slight injury, but after a short interval, resumed his position. MeKenzie kicked to midfickl but the fulN»sck, Docfl. sent the bah across the touch line. Nolan, getting possession from a sc'nnn. passed forward in transferring to Black. A scrum ensued in Southern goal, and E, Roberts passed to MeKenzie, who potted a. magnificent goal.'

North Island '- South Inland s Tl'.'..- pal c\i>>nt!\ spurred tb'Wrthrrpc:- !■• <-Mil £;r-.at«-r cffoit:.. ■shcrtlv p''!f!-vari!s thcv funiis-hcd a hrillinjt i:i'-l> wh'vh he'd lbr spc-ila-■.or, ; Hellhound. I-i encode, tlic '■" all [*. i i'i f"«Ti ; 'in f :c-'.i E. Robr-is to Kaipa:-. aivl •ack 10 K a'para. «h" v.a pulled up ipv Lmh-1' ui«ciTr.i*i::r er:d kiekinp ~ ir.iicl,. Thi« «:>:. «be "= »c biliJiaisi la:h <f p!a-. mi il.c iiiatfh si fa--■?oulh :.e< ured < r.rv nun c fn-m a hue at. training- abc*-! 2J wuiu. On .-jx.ilh rt,ain obtain:. K tl:o ball from t liiro-i u, the N. r-l-fi-M f- rwi,c!~ .•.c-:p- -Mrifl tl-"r\ 1'- " pi"" "»'"■ ■up. The Rl-iks -v-fl lt .u=*i V i Rtod ,»a<-Mi-g nn-kcnu -* caused i '•nf-idcv-i.b'r (W.iuwn'. E. Robert.-* \yi"- 'ug t: Ka-para. wh'J'f truihfci i" M'" Ken.•■(.", i:ov-"-er. vi- ; r.i<-!i-pplc'M>> lihck. the* latt-- j--la\sr running enough td OLca:y. and pu:it<:ig bpfom he wis tackle-'. N-.th srcar>»l. and liK'rc«o- < -V. Kit" t«.u<b. 5 t ,.j,,- J,.n'\ r-ftrr oh: .1 sued po--cs-<if>. rail dovn fi''l'!. v.lmjv J/w-i !i -haigrd li : i;i and pli\ was l ran-H ■ ••- .(1 -„, -.1... lilacW cr-smil. Mo:p ■iis-lics l:y tin* N'-'l» Ma-i^f"!!"! 1 h.-m ima'b.ij; J her i.oi.onent"s t-ita-|pl. il-'- define'- wh-eh was t-i\»d ■o the it'nnuo-i. Tw- \'- rtiiP'-n f.--wards were i-<»v. -howng great suprr"oritv. «!:.• forward- of tlic Smith island tram tiring \i'ibU. From a ,:-r:im. the Blacks forced them'olve -. hro;:U>. uu" an nifriigem'-nt affoidd relief t<> the- exponents. E. Hobc.-f- getting the baH from the vcruni, feinted and cut through, but >vas collared and dbposesFcd. McKenzic rpcuring avd passing to "Stohr. The latter, however, was •■acklctl, and robbed on the line A "inc out followirtß. Hi'- leather wem o McGregor, who. pairing in field. set in motion a per ; od < f Mrcnuous ilay i'i the Southern's 20. MeKenzie \pain obtaining po;-?essioj;. and ;d forward. Maedonald secured, and ran flown the line, evading all opposition iintM h<" reichp'l O'Leary who broußht h ; m to earth. InKuffi•■ient bnekinft-up aihv.ed "ileKcnr.ic o collar «hc ball, ami with a good kick placed the Whites once more oa he defensive. I>. (irov atrain Rot away, and punted, but Slohr 'iiter-t-ciJtCfl with a ki'-k to line. E. Roberts, following tin- throv-Mi. f»assc<l ;o the blii'd J-ide. but without resultThe same piaye•■ acain pa: scd to McKctizie, who transferred to Kaipara. The latter dashed away antl iltiinatcly passed t< R. Wilson, who

-as successfully tackled on the line. At lli?:- point in the same South fero~d (ioKii. and on City kiekinp off. Bruce marked. Htohr. who took the kirk, failed, and the Southerners foreed. K. Robert- marked from the kick oil hv Crrv. and Roberts (Taranaki) sent out of piav. Bruce broke through, hut h ; * ?'a-s out su hi> backs wat unprcduvtive. Nolan, ob-rain-j ih • ball, and rV-ntins: to advan-U-iiV. farted f>" mr.vi- f ?lp m ' ! ' L Burr.' here came into and massed to lircy. the latter tram>ferv- : n« to Black, wlm kicked to Stohr. The lati.r -e.i k«.! through and found touch ..n-r more. Uive ?.ml

take play ensued. Bruce, from, a thrown-out. caught and passed out to hi& bark;. Kaipara marking. Stohr lock the kick. but nothing in the way of a tor it resulted A feature of (lie succeeding play was the remarkable cellaring by Grey and beautiful handling by Burns, which had the effect of shaking off the Northe-.n pressure. Interchange kicking followed. South Island losing a good opportunity to break through owing to faulty fielding of the ball. The Whites new put in a spell of good defenshe work, in which Nolan, their wing-forward. was most prominent. A brilliant run by £. Roberts* MoKcnzie and Stohr took place amidst. loud cheers, but Blacks nulificd the effort.

Here Black sustained a broken and dislocated collarbone, and was obliged to seek the pavilion. E. Roberts and company were in evidence with another passing rush. b:it Dor!! marked well jiml gained «>:ne thirtv or fortv virds with a

goad kick. From a tcrum midway. Burns caught and passed to Stohr, who petted, but the ball missed the posts antl vas forced. O'Leary obtained from the kick-off. and put the ball over touch well down; Some ioorc play ensued. Bruce kicked ahead, and following uf> .>■ smartly had the North L'and ; n-difficulties, but O'Leary speriibicd ajbd. sayed the situation. Give and take play fcHowcd. but the North found safety at touch. Grey. Lynch and ~Alex*tn.'dcr were now prominent with a-ftne passing run. North, however, intervened and centred, where ." Moan* marked finely. From the resultant kick Lynch accepted and punted well ahead, playing being' transferred; across the held. FoL'owing'a lime out vigorous forward pjiy bv Downing fully merit ed the applause acr- .-tied it. Alexander, in the closing stages of the game, look great risks in not taking abaltfitt the tall and was lucky in emerging Eafely put of his difficulties. R. Wilson was" now to the fore in a forward nub. which resulting in forcing the South Island. The last outstanding incident of the game occurred from iEc kick out after the last force,, Bfqcjft - securing and punted to Kaipara,- Who-' ran in field and kicked to Grey, the latter marking. Doell from" the mark fcur.d the line wUh a well-judged kick, and the whistle going the great event terminated with NORTH ISLAND ......". IS ~ " "SOUTH ISLAND ....... IT

NOTES ON THE PLAX- .

NOBTH ISLAND TEAM... J. OLcary, full-back, proved; bin*- • <■ udf worthy of-his 1 place in Ihe N«rth Island team. He did not. make * -~- single mistake during the irh«leNrf< - the game. . . • "V ■* Stohr used his speed to *dv4fttAg^ c . and played up to his reputation. He" was ably seconded by Roberts, at**-- - other Taranaki man. - vr McGregor, of Aucldarid, who apt pcared for the first time in rep. play, acquitted himscif vert credit- -' ably. ~ _ '_. Kaipr.ra. though a .little |ou c^re-.]T ful in the first half, proved his worth, ;, in the second spell, doiag .some very useful work. He was ably scColhlbl by McKenzie. * *' -W-.. The half-liack. E. Roberts, show-; s d how the half-back gam; should be played, and footballers generally might well take a lesson frojp him. . Dunstan, v. nig forward, wis vety quick in getting on to -hia half, andin the line oat showed good discretion in placing the ball. ' The forwards were a good , lot- ' Rangi" Wilson. Moana, and Ddjraiitg showing up to the best advanjt-, agr. Downing's passing back from the line might well be copied by." other forwards with.advantage. " » Thr h«-r>kcTs managed'to get-their si-are tf the ball. . / SOUTH ISLAND.* Doell, who was hurt early in the • game while endeavouring, to stop » % rush, pluckily resumed pay in a tew minutes, and was able tu cave his tillc on sc\cral occasions by his resourcefulness. Maedonald was a very nippy three- * quarter, and his passing was very good. Lynch was a very safe centWS three-quarter.' taking the ball well. Alexander, the wing three-quarter, was the pick of the backs. Black. who, unfortunately, was hurt towards the end of the game, put in po' d useful work. •Dolly" Grey, an old player, worked well with his. captam, Burns, at half. They appeared to thoroughly understand each other's • play. Burns was quick at getting out his ball, but would have done better had lie worked more on the "blind side.'' The wing forward. Nolan, gave 4 good display of what a wing for- 1 ward should do. Of the forwards, who were a he.-i\y. capable !<tt, MeGufTog. Maedona I<l and Forbes wore, very prominent in the line out? ami following uji the ball. Onglev one of the hookers. in a brother of Joe Oiigiey. well-known in Ha.wke's Bay representative football, and now playing for Fcilding. He was very good and hia following up caused the Blacks a deal of trouble. He ami Williams held their own against the opposing pair. GENERAL. Showing the spirit in which >h«* game was played the South Island was not jH-nalised upon one single occasion, and the North seldom. Th 1 * few occasions on which penalties were rc-crded was a decidedly pleasant feature. Mr. A. William:, who appeared for the iir-t time a*-. r?fercc in a. North v. South match piovcd himself in the opinion of both pub ic and players to be quite worthy of the confidence placed in him by the N.Z.K.I - Speaking generallv of the game. it may be said that the N .Z.R.I - showed their wisdom in having the n;-;!i h played in Hawke s Ray, as it 4 will cducr.l e the public and footballers in thi- province as to how the game should be played. From a spectator's point «jf view the game was

I excellent in every department. Play J was free and open and in capital spirit. The smiling faces among the ; r huge audience showed that the peo|r pie were thoroughly enjoying the match. Undoubtedly it was the ° finest exposition of Rugby ever seen in Hawke's Bay. The regrettable accident to Black was one of those "things which will happen," and IS must not be taken as an indication of rough play. About £3OO in gate and ?tand money was drawn at the match', representing an attendance of over 4000 spectators. >r . LOOKING HACK WARDS. Last yrar's inter-island match was played in Wellington when the North Island amply avenged the successive defeats of the previous two seasons the closing scores being: North 19, South 9. Five members in each of Saturday's teams played in last year's game, "Rangi" Wilson, Ivaipara, Roberts, Downing, and Elliott of the "Blacks," and Burns, Lynch, Grey, Forbes, and Macdonald (Marlborough) of the "Whites" being old hands. The big gate at Napier on Saturday compared more than favourably with that of the same match in Wellington last October when there were not more than 4000 spectators present. THE TEAMS ENTERTAINED. On Saturday evening, the teams were entertained at dinner in the Caledonian Hotel, by the New Zealand Rugby Union, Mr. F. Logan, vice-president of the N.Z. Union and president of the Hawke's Bay Union, in the chair. Among those present were Mr. J. Vigor Brown, M.P., Messrs. J. D. Avery (secretary, N.Z. Rugby L'nion), A. E. Currie (hor. solicitor to Hawke's Bay L'nion), R. T. Bailey, chairman, and W. Hislop, secretary of the Hawke's Bay Union. After the company, to the number of about 70 had dined, Mr. Logan, in proposing the toast of the N.Z. Rugby Union, said they had all been exceedingly pleased with the scientific exhibition of football witnessed i that day on the Recreation Ground. Taking-into consideration the fact that the teams were drawn from all J parts of the Dominion, the combina- | tion, was remarkably good. The N.Z. [ Rugby Union has practically been ■ born, in Hawke's Bay, and in this i connection, Mr. E. D. Hoben who for many years was secretary of the Ha%vke's Bay L'nion, had done good : work. That the N.Z. Union had ; done much in the best interests of football, went without saying. The toast was enthusiastically honoured, Mr. Galbraith replying. His Worship ,the Mayor, proposed "The Teams," coupled - with the names of their respective captains. His Worship said he thought, from an old man's point of view, that the best team had won. Messrs. Burns and Wilson, who captained the teams, responded briefly. The toast of "The Chairman" was honoured on the call of Mr. Avery, and the toast of Mr. Williams, the referee, was also drunk. Mr. Williams was heartily congratulated on the efficient manner in which he had conducted the play. The proceedings then terminated. WELLINGTON CHAMPIONSHIP. Wellington, July 15. Fine weather was experienced yesterday afternoon. The senior Rugby matches resulted as follows: — Oriental (6) v. Poneke (0). St. James (10) v. Victoria College (5). Petone (12) v. Wellington (0). Athletic (24) v. Southern (3). MANAWATU (29) v. HOROWHENUA (3). Palmerston N., July 14. A representative football match played yesterday between Manawatu and Horowhenua was easily won by Maxiawatu by 29 to 3. NORTHERN UNION. NEW SOUTH WALES (14) v. NEW ZEALAND (3). Sydney, July 14.. A return match between New Zealand and New South Wales was played yesterday. The teams were: New Zealand: Full-back, Har-

greaves; threequarters, Weston, Bradley and C'arlaw; five-eighths, Moir and Curran ; half-back, Barber ; forwards, Evans, Irvine, M. Hayward, Rukutai, King, H. Hayward. New South Wales: Full-back, Fraser; threequarters, Framley, Messenger, Campbell and Broomham ; half-backs, Norman and Harroway; forwards, Pearce, Noble, Courtney, MeCue, Sullivan, and Cann. The game was played in slush, and rain fell continuously. New South Wales showed excellent combination and their passing was good considering the conditions. They played with determination from the start. Their forwards secured the ball oftener than those of New Zealand from the scrums, and the defence 01 both teams was sound. The New Zealanders did not follow the tactics adopted by them in the previous niatoh against New South Wales, nor did they indulge in so much footwork until later. Then they made some good rushes. Messenger, from New Zealand's twenty-five, in a dodgy run. forced through. Messenger converted. King retired injured, and Derv.in took his place. The pressing of New South Wales continued, and Norman, who was playing a fine game, picked up at the twenty-five and transferred to Broomham. who handed to Pearce. who scored at the corner. Th? try was not converted. Awarded a free kick for off-side play. Messenger kicked a goal, and at the end of the spell made a similar score. New South Wall's were unable, in the second spell, to cross the line. Tliey were, however, given a free

kick for lying on the ball by New Zealand, and Messenger kicked a goal. The New Zealand forwards rallied. Half way tnrough the spell Broomham picked the ball up off a rush, but was downed. The ball was carried over and M, Hayward scored, but the try was not converted. Curran retired injured. Final score : New South Wales 11, New Zealand a. The attendance was 8000. AN INSUBORDINATE TEAM. Sydney, July 14. Under the original arrangement tr.e departure of the New Zealand League team was fixed for next Wednesday. Yesterday the manager received a cable advising the team of arrangements to play Wellington on the following Saturday, and instructing them to sail yestereve. Before the manager had time to take steps tc comply, the team decided that if they had to leave yestereve they would not play in yesterday's match. The manager advised the New Zealand League of the position. The president of the New South Wales League cancelled the banquet to the New Zealanders to-morrow night as a protest against their attitude ,on the ground that he could not honour players acting insubordinately to the New Zealand League. The League's executive endorsed the president's action.

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NORTH v. SOUTH, Hastings Standard, Volume II, Issue 180, 15 July 1912

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NORTH v. SOUTH Hastings Standard, Volume II, Issue 180, 15 July 1912

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