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ATHLETIC NOTES.

FOOTBALL. There was a fair attendance at Alexandra Park yesterday afternoon, when a combined team from the St. Stephen's and Throe Kings Maori Colleges played the Wednesday Rugby Union junior representatives. The former won by 11 points to nil. Notwithstanding the score, tho game was very even, the Wednesday representatives attack' ing repeatedly, but. the eollego boys' defence was lino and could not be pierced. The back play of the colleges at times was very good, while tho whole team all through played a good even game. Ormsby kicked a penalty goal and Moki and Iloha scored tries.' Moki also converted one. For the winners Nathan, Koto, Mai, Maa, Moki, and Roha showed out most. The Wednesday team lacked combination, but the forwards showed out well in the loose. Scott, Roseoe, and Copping were most noticeable. The college boys gavo a Maori haka during" the interval. Mr. W. Telham was referee.,-. .'-, ■, ; A match was played at Whangarei during the week between clubs representing North and South Wards in the second round of championship fixtures. The game ended in a win for the former by 12 points to nil. Tries were scored by W. Courtney,,Eyre, and McLean. The North team, by a succession of passing bouts, had their opponents on the defensive during the greater part of the second spell. North are leading for the championship by two points. MATCH AT NELSON. [BY TELEGRAPH— TRESS ASSOCIATION.] Nelson, Wednesday. The football match, Christchureh High School Old Boys v Nelson College Old Boys, was played to-day beforo a large attendance. * The weather was perfect. The visitors showed general superiority and won by 13 points to nil. Guthrie scored in the first spell, but Kirk failed to convert. In tho second spell Bigg-Wither and Pougall each scored a try, Saunders converting both. MANAWATU DEFEATS OTAGO. [BY TELEGRAPHPRESS ASSOCIATION".] Paluerston North, Wednesday. Between 2000 and 2000 people witnessed tho match between Otago and Manawatu this afternoon. The weather was pleasant, though a strong westerly wind blew diagonally across the field. The ground was wet and slippery at the opening, but improved considerably as the game progressed. Manawatu had the same team out that played against Wellington, with the exception that Taylor replaced Hughes at fullback. The contest was an even one from start to finish, and was a very fair exposition of high-class football, especially as regards forward work. " All Black" Casey and his partner snapped the ball in the scrum almost every time, and with this exception the home forwards were equally as good as tho visitors and superior in some "departments, especially on the line-out. The fielding of the bocks on both sides was clean and workmanlike. The line kicking, with the exception of Booth's, was not consistently good on either side. The visitors took the field with the wind behind them. The kick-off was returned by Clark to touch at midway. Then followed a knock-on, and from the scrum Winiata got possession and cut clean through. lie was stopped by Booth Just in time. play after a while settled in Manawatu's territory and Otago made strenuous attempts to score. McKenzie finally snatched up the ball and fell over the line. Booth missed with tho. kick at goal: Otago 3, Manawatu nil. Wimata and Boon then broke away with a couple of good dribbles and danger threatened Otago's line, but, Booth speculated and saved. Booth then made a good run and when near Manawatu's goal-lino passed in, but McKenzic lost the ball and Manawatu forced. Heavy Otago rushes and good saving by the Manawatu backs followed. At last Eckhold shot right through the Manawatu defence, but Stalker arrested him a yard from the line Manawatu forced, but were early going again, and threatened their onportents line. Otago returned to the attack but when half-time was called had failed to improve their score. The first part, of the second spell was taken up in scrummaging work at centre, but Manawatu came away at last. Ward, getting possession, passed to Winiata on the wing, who need his pace and amid great applause crossed the Ii UP Maid tailed to convert: Manawatu 3, Otaco 3' Otago gamely returned to the attack, hut relief came early for Manawatu. The local men made an attempt to score, but laded. A tiger rush by Manawatu swept play Ro ,i afterwards to within a few feet of the Otago line, and Skelley secured the ball from the. line-out and scored '1 he kick at goal was again a failure.: Manawatu 6. Otago c. the remainder of the game wis slow and uninteresting and all in favour of Manawatu. No further score was made. The general opinion was that the best team won. Mr. .1. Manning acted as referee.' SYDNEY UNIVERSITY TEAM. DEFEATED BY OTAGO. [BY TELEGRAPH—PRESS ASSOCIATION".] DUSEDEf, Wednesday. The football match between Sydney University and an Otago team was played on tho Caledonian Ground to-day in beautiful weather and almost perfect conditions. The play of the visitors was again disappointing, and they appear to have become stale. The score (Otago 6, Sydney' University 3) perhaps indicates tho difference between the teams. The visitors played with a fair breeze in the first spell, hut Otago were 60011 attacking. Two shots at goal by them were ineffectual. The local men kept up the. pressure, and then the visitors showed some fair passing until a local man cut. in. The visitors got on another passing run and got into the' home 25, where Verge unsuccessfully tried to place 11 goal from a penalty Otago returned to the attack, but the visitors turned the tables and the local men had to force. As tho result of hard kicking, and the Otago backs passing well, the visitors were soon in trouble, and from a line-out which took place Whelan secured and dived over the line. The kick at goal was unsuccessful. This appeared to wake up the visitors, who set up a strong attack, but bad passing spoiled several likely-look-ing chances, and nothing resulted hut a'forcedown.

The second spell opened with some ragged play. The local men set up an attack which ( nearly ended in a score. Fisher was prominent in relieving the pressure, and the visitors, Ingood forward play, got into Otago's quarters. Play was soon back to Sydney's territory, and a passing bout between Given mid Sibbald enabled the latter to score. The kick at goal was resultlese. The local men were soon attacking again after the kick-otf, but scrambling plav ended in the. visitors reaching Otago's 25, where Hughes obtained the ball and scored with but little opposition. The try was not enhanced. Encouraged by this success, the visitors again attacked strongly, and a shot at goal from a mark was without result. Each side had a turn at attacking, but -there was no further score, and the game ended: Otago 6, Sydney University 3. ' CYCLING. The following handicaps have been declared for the 10-milo road race tor members of the Onehunga Cvcle Touring Club, to be held next Saturday— E. J. McKay scratch, E. Spiers 2m., G Galloway 2m. 155.. A. C. Rushbrook 2m. 30s S. Hunt 3m.. H. Christini 3m., Charles Rushbrook 3m- 30s , F. Koget 3m. 455., It. Sutherland 4m T I. Partington 4m. 305.. N. Wadman 4m. Mb'.! .I.' Duthie 5m., H. Thompson 5m., 11. Campling sni. 305., W. Hill sm. 305., H. Sayers 6m. a Revues 6m. 305., W. Savers 6in. 30* E. V. Sutherland 7m., W. Kel.ulU7m.. A. Sayera 7m. 30s. O Casey 7m. 305.. C . H. Frank /in. 305., S. Uavward Bm., B. A. Johnson Bm. oos., J..Rnbudson Bm. 305., G. D*vii S e 9m., C. Denize 9m. 30..

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ATHLETIC NOTES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13281, 13 September 1906

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ATHLETIC NOTES. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13281, 13 September 1906

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