RUGBY. ORIENTAL (11) v. UNITED (9). The above senior match was one of the toughest and keenly fought games this season. Oriental had a fine forward pack, the Carroll Bros, and W. Dustin taking part, while P. Carroll was a distinct acquisition to their back division. From the kick off the blues put ftp a hot attack and it seemed as if the United men were hopelessly outclassed, for from a throw-in Campbell scored a neat try, and almost immediately on top of that, from a pass by Harris to G. Eglinton, that player got across, six pionts being scored in almost as many minutes. The Reds then asserted their rights to be considered in the game, and from a fast forward rush carried play to the Orientals' 25's, and after considerable play Kilpatrick potted a beautiful goal. The United men kept up the pressure until the half spell. On resuming the Blues became aggressive, but were gradually shoved back by the Reds, and a quick pass from Smythe to Maire let him over. Kilpatrick converted. United 9, Oriental 6. From this out to near the end both sides had opportunities, the United team being continually let down by their full-back, allowed Oriental to scrum near the line. Harris smartly passing to K. Eglinton, this player scrambled over the line, Barker converting. The game ended —11 —9. Mr Williams refereed.
FEILDING (6) v. WESTERN (6). After a real good game at Feilding the match ended in a draw, both sides scoring six points each. Western's score was a dropped penalty by Arnott, and Eliott scored a brilliant try. Feilding J s score was two tries. HUIA (11) v. ASHHURST (0). The Huia team played a pretty game, and some really good passing was witnessed among the backs. Ashhurst had opportunities, but lack of combination spoiled them. Collet, C. Larkin and Tawhia scored tries, the last named converting his own. Mr Jacobs was referee. LINTON (14) v. UNITED (0). A real good game until near the finish, when Linton asserted themselves, scoring in quick succession. Mr Thompson refereed. HIGH SCHOOL (13) v. UNITED 111. (3). The High School on the High School ground defeated United 111. by 13 to 3. Mr Burgess refereed. FEILDING 111. (tf) v. WESTERNv 111. (0). At Feilding Western were defeated by 6 points to nil. RANFURLY SHIELD. Press Association. —By Telegraph. HAWERA, .Tune 27. Taranaki successfully staved off the challenge by Wanganui for possession of the Ranfurly Shield. In the first spell play was pretty ordinary, Stohr converting a penalty, and Taylor getting over at the corner. In the second spell there were fine bouts of passing amongst the Taranaki backs, Colman and Whittington scoring tries, the former being converted by Stohr, who also scored a goal from a penalty. Taranaki backs threw the ball about well in the second spell, and a series of pretty passing rushes ensued. Wanganui scored one try as the result of a passing rush between O'Donnelland Smith, which was not converted, the game ending in a victory for the home j team by 17 points to 3. Mr W. J. Meredith was referee.
THE LEAGUE GAME. ENGLAND WINS FIE ST TEST BY 23 POINTS TO 5. By Electric Telegraph—Press Association —Copyright. Received 5.5 p.m. SYDNEY, June 28. After a successful country tour the Northern Union team played the first of the three test matches against Australia in dull weather. Rain overnight softened the ground, which was in the visitors' favour, and this was quickly noticeable. The country matches had improved the Englanders' form, and playing with greater dash and splendid combination they effectually stopped the Australians' opening rush. The visitors' first goal came from a free kick brilliantly taken by Longstaffe. Even play followed until the Englanders' three-quarters got away, and after a fast and brilliant passing run Moorhouse scored between the posts. Jarman failed to convert. A few moments later play settled down in the Englanders' half, and close play followed, England making persistent attempts to get her backs gning, but she failed. There was un-
interesting play for some time, which remained in the Englanders' half until a forward rush took the ball to Australian territory. The Englanders were unable to cross the line, and some uninteresting long kicking followed. The backs gave way, but there were several dashes on both sides towards the end of the half. At half-time the scores were: England 5, Australia 0. Exciting play marked the opening rushes of the second half, the Eng-
landers again showing their determination to reverse their previous defeats. Although the game centred dangerously n'ear the visitors' goal, the Australians failed to score. After fast and clever three-quarter work Clarke notched another point for England, Robinson converting-. The Englanders continued to press, Longstatfe adding a brilliant penalty goal from the half-way line. After some open play in the centre the Australians followed up the ball across the Engenders ' line, but the Englanders touched down. Australia pressed hard, but the Englanders got going, and by brilliant passing Robinson was enabled to score, Longstaffe failing to convert. Tackling keenly the Englanders broke down Australia's defence, Holland scoring an easy try, Robinson converting. Play was fast and furious, and Moorehouse added a further try, which Bpurred the Australians to make a final effort, which resulted in Norman slipping over and scoring Australia's only try. Bolewski converted. The final scores were: England 23, Australia 5. ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS DISPLEASED. By Electric Telegragh—Press Association —Copyright. SYDNEY, June 27. The English footballers are displeased at the transforming of last ' Saturday's Brisbane match from the 1 test England v. Australia to England v. Queensland. They now have to play three tests in eight days, which will involve a great hardship. It is stated that they have no power to alter their rule, and must play short in the event of players being inured.
TARANAKI v. WANGANUI. Press Association —By Telegraph. WANGANUI, June 28. Taranaki beat Wanganui at RugbyLeague yesterday by 16 points to 3. WELLINGTON RESULTS. WELLINGTON, June 28. Athletic (15) v. Wellington (10). Poneke (22) v. St. James (5). Petone (22) v. Melrose (0). Oriental (10) v. University (0). ASSOCIATION. Corinthians (5) v. Thistle (2). Y.M.C.A. (3) v. Swifts (0). Diamonds (3) v. Wanderers (0). Petone v. Brooklyn, unplayed.
The final matches of the second round were played on Saturday. Rangers defaulted to Pohangina. St. Andrews beat Jackeytown by 9 goal to 3. Perry (4), Eobinson (4), and Grant scored for the winners and Hcarsey for Jackeytown. St. Andrews are leading for the championship, having an unbeaten record, with Pohangina, with three defeats, lying second.
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FOOTBALL., Manawatu Times, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 12827, 29 June 1914
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