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FOOTBALL.

THE RUGBY GAME.

COMPLETION OF FIRST ROUND.

THREE SENIOR TEAMS LEVEL.

Ihe first round of the Auckland Rugby umon'a senior competition was completed on Saturday afternoon in showery weather ■Despite coiuitor-attractions there was a large attendance of spectators at Edon Park to »eo the match between College Rifles and . onsonby. A most interesting game resulted in a win for College Rifles by 11 points to 0. J here was little to choose between the two l° r . Waa never luoro thlin three points between them at any stage of the same Ponsonby wore the first to score, but h little later College Rifles gained a try which was converted. Ponsonby took the cad again, but at half-time College Rifles had scored 8 points to <6. Ponsonby obtained a try in the third quarter, which again put them m front, but in tho last quarter Pilling succeeded with a penalty kick, which prave College Rifles the match. The Ponsonby team were considerably lighter than their opponents, and though beaten they played a splendid game, the issue being in doubt till the final whistle. On No. 2 ground at iden Park, Newton scored their, first win of the season in tho competition, defeating Parnell by 24 points to 6. A fine giinie resulted between University and Marist Brothers Old Boys at the Domain, the latter winning by 14 points to 9. Grafton proved far superior to North Shore at the Devonport Domain and won by 27 points to 3. The positions of tho teams are:—Grammar School Old Boys, College Bifles, Grafton. 12 points; University. Ponsonby, Marist Brothers Old Boys. 10; North Shore. 4; Newton, 2; Parnell. 0. COLLEGE RIFLES Y. PONSONBY. College Rifles set the game in motion and atter an exchange of kicks Grierson put College Rifles on to the attack. Ponsonby immediately started a passing rush, but Seagar intercepted and carried play to Ponsonby s line Pardiugton gained possession and kicked back to Grierson, who had an unsuccessful pot at goal. A long kick and fast following up by the Ponsonby forwards took play to College Rifles' territory. A melee ensued in front of the goal-posts, from wmch_ College Rifles were penalised a,nd prentice kicked a goal. After play in midneld Muir started a passing rush, but Grierson failed to hold the ball. The College Rifles forwards, however, got it at their toes and carried play well into Ponaonby's twenty-five. College Rifles were awarded a free kick and Pilling had a shot at goal, but the ball failed to rise and Pitman sent it out near his own twenty-five flag. A strenuous few minutes' loose play followed in midfield in which the Ponsonby men repelled the College Rifles team only by vigorous tackling. A long kick by Muir was followed up by Saxon, who secured posses®Jon but was stopped in the twenty-five. Close work followed on Ponsonby's line and eventually College Rifles wore awarded a free {uck. Pilling had the shot at goal, but the ball struck the opposing forwards and was promptly rushed through to the College Rifles' line. Grant saying by kickiug out. Play returned to midfield. where Muir secured and passed to Hirst. The latter sent on to Seager, who got over. Saxon converted. Ponsonby, headed by Lucas, wore attacking when the bell rang for the c h";nae over. College Rifles 5, Ponsonby 3. College Rifles attacked, but good footwork by the Ponsouby forwards saw tho game in midfield. Lucas got on to tho ball, and appeared to have a good chanco of sooring ,but was obstructed. Prentice failed to kick a goal from the penalty. Hirst was collared in possession almost immediately, and from the melee that ensued in College Rifles' twenty-five. Ponsonby were awarded a free kick. Prentice scoring a goal. College Rifles then opened up some passing bouts, in which Hirst, Muir, Grierson, Laxon and Grant participated, tho last two mentioned just failing to cross tho lino. Tho play went from one side of the field to the other. College Rifles making" great efforts to score. The hall was kicked back to Pilling, and he took, a !mark. H' 3 kick at goal just fell short. Almost immediately Ponsonby were penalised, and this time Pilling succeeded in kicking a goal, making the half-time scores: College Rifles, 8; Ponsonby, 6. Watson headed an attack by College Rifles at the commencement of the sA'ond spell, but Holison kicked out in his own twenty-five. Close- forward rushes carried tho ball hack again, but a free kick to College Rifles relieved. A good kick by Donovan and (a.st following un by Lucas had College Rifle' again d f nding, but over-eagerness on the part of Ponsonby led to a penalty, and the ball went out a.t tho hajfway flag. The ball was kicked back to Grierson. who failed to find the lino with a clearing kick, and Lucas gathered up and crossed. Prentice failed to convert, making tho scores: Ponsonby, 9: College Rifles, 8; when the teams changed over The last quarter was strenuously contested and roused the spectators to great enthusiasm. College Rifles, headed by Seager, attacked, but a penalty relieved. College Rifles then _ to throw the ball about a,nd Pardington intercepted a pass bfltween Hirst and Grierson, and raced for the line. He was overtaken and passed to Grierson, -who immediately turned round and sent tho ball the other way. This set College Rifles on the attack, and after a seramble in Ponsonby's twenty-five College Rifles were awarded a fre« kiek, and Pillins found tho goal, making the final scores: College Rifles .. .. .. 11 Ponsonby 9 Mr. F. Paull was refer©*

MsARIST BROS. V. UNIVERSITY. Marist Brothers attacked at the commencement and took play to University's twenty-five, but tho latter's forwards relieved. The ball was carried to Marist Brothers territory and kicked over the line and forced. After even play Marist Brothers carried the ball to their opponents' twentyfive, a mark by Maxwell affording relief. Good work by Courtney and Ma-lloy had University again defending. The ball was kicked over, and McDonagh was just beaten for a try. Marist Brothers kept up tho pressure, and Thomas, securing possession in front of tho goal posts, got over. Marist Brothers. 5; University, 0. On changing over University openod up tho game. Milliken carried play to Marists' twenty-five, where McNamara got the ball and passed to Park, who got over. The kick was not successful. University continued to mako the game faßt and open, but through Watson charging down a kick by Eddowes. attack was turned into defence. Anderson picked up, but a pass forward spoiled what appeared to "bo a certain score. Maxwell, Park, and Milliken then rushed play to the other end, the last-named scoring. Keegan was not, unsuccessful with the kick. A free kick allowed Marist Brothers to invado their opponent's twenty-five, where M&lloy secured and passed to Sims, who got across. Tho kick was fruitless. Half-time sounded shortly afterwards, with tho scores: Marist Brothers, 8; Ponsonby, 6. On resuming the* game was very fast, and Marist Brothers forced three times from long kicks. University kept up tho pressure, but faulty passing allowed Marist Brothers to clear with a kick. Docherly followed up fast, and carrying the ball with his toes, scored a fine try._ The kick failed. University attacked again, and as the result of a fine forward rush Malloy scored. Milliken failed to a<ld the eitra points. Marists, 11; University, 9. On changing over Marists increased their lead as the result of a mistake by Pilclior. He kicked the ball over his own line, and P. Courtney, who followed up fast, touched down. University attacked strcnuousy, and made great endeavours to even up the scores, but Marist Brothers' defence was too strong, and tho same ended: Marist Brothers 14 University 9 Mr. Marshall was referee. GRAFTON V. NORTH SHORE. Nortli Shore were first to attack, and they carried play to Grafton's twenty-five, where Whfte had an unsuccessful penalty kick at goal. Nixon returned the ball to midway, but North Shore were soon back again, Fairgray, Stewart, and Godick starting a passing rush, which reached Grafton's territory. Findlay got in and kicked out near North Shore's line, but a free kick afforded relief. Grafton were soon back again, and Nixon, gaining posession, passed to J. Gasparich. who got over. Nixon converted. Grafton, 5; North Shore, 0. On changing ends Nixon headed another assa.ult on North Shore's goal lino, which was only suppressed by Stewart forcing. Maintaining the pressure, W. Lamb intercepted a pass and raced for the line. He passed to Thompson, and the latter scored. Nixon ' again converted. Almost immediately Grafton were awarded a. penaltv kick, and S. Lamb found the goal. North Shore then attacked, but Godick was '•■aught j. n possession, and play taken to tho other end, where, from a passing rush, W. Lamb got over. Nixon converted; making tho half-time scores: Grafton, 18-, North Shore, 0. On resuming, Gralton attacked solidly, and after North Shore had forced M. Lsmb added another try. Nixon was unsuccessful with the kick. North Shore then took a hand at attacking, and after a good run Martin scored a try, which White failed to convert. Grafton. 21; North Shore, 3. In the last quarter further tries were added by .T. Gasparich and Hughes. Nixon failing with tho kicks at goal. Tho game ended:— Grafton 27 North Shore 3 Mr. Meredith was the referee.

NEWTON v. parnell. opened -with, three men short, but non*rS m f ♦ % oarri £ d play U > their ?opN«u?+ -twenty-five. Too hard kicking iet set m and Earl started a passing resulted in Wilkin, crossingft™ added the extra points. Newton reS. a r>e , lla l t y kick to Parnell renr» j attack. Newton continued to T>V»t? u 8 ®'•»»* coup]© of force-downs sayed Parnell. Newton. 5; Parnell, 0. . °k a ngin6'over Parnell rushed the ball » hue. and the latter had to f™™' u ® kick out was brought back, and ;o°!T m e , en , su ?, n B scrum Parnell were penal- !^. d - , ■*■»« hall wa s sent well up the field, but faulty handling by tlio Parnell backs aJJowed -Dixon to get in and make an openii rt , , BCOTO a try that Earl converted. Just before half-time Clark added another try, but Kelly failed -witli the kick a t goal. Newton, 13; Parnell. 0. I arnell had Newton defending: at the cominencement of tho second half, but good footwork relieved Tho ball was sent back to lrovarthen, who fumbled and was forced to take a speculator to save. Halliday. howfl e < r ' .Got the tyill an{l mil over. Earl conff' r, X 1 l ooae » la y ia Parnell's terrin n-1 sco red near the comer. Halliday failed to convert, the ball striking Mi upright. Parnell reached Newton's twenty-five, but almost immediately Thomas broke away with the ball at too. and after carrying; it along for about 50 yards, Dixon snapped it no and got over. A free kick j^ for ,T- ard 2 lsl ? to Pa mell had Newton ut difficulties. Smith scoring a try which J-revarthen failed to convert. Twice Newton went_close to adding to their score, but Darnell backs repulsed them. McClure gathered .up in midfield, and after a good run, scored. Tho kick failed, and tho gam© ended:— Newton m «. 24 Parnell .» . „ a , .. 6 Mr. Grigs was referee. THE JUNIOR MATCHES. Second Grade.—Ponsonby, 6: beat Grafton, 3. Third Grade.—Ponsonby, 13, beat Y.M.C.A., 0; Technical 'College Old Boys, 8, beat Grammar Old Boys, 6; Grafton, 9, beat §t. John's, 7; College Rifles A, 17. beat bt. Stephen s, 6; Telegraph, 13, beat College Rifles, 5. Fourth Grade.—Telegraph, 7, beat Grafton, 6. g Fifth Grade.—Ponsonby, 33, beat Ellerslie, Churches' Association.—St. James', 9, beat Kmgsland United, 0; Ponsonby Church of Christ, 12, beat Grange Road, 0; Gordon, 21, beat St. Stephen's. 3; Dominion Road, 5, beat St. David's, 0. Cadet Competition.—2lst and 23rd Companies drew, 3 all. SOUTHERN RESULTS. [BY TELEGRAPH. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.] CHRISTCHUKCH. Saturday. To-day's Rugby football results were:— Marists, 10 points, beat Linwood, 3; Oldl Boys. 22. beat Sydenham. 3: 'Varsity, 14. beat Cliristchuroh, 3; Merivale, 14, beat Albion, 5. WELLINGTON; Saturday. Kugby football matches played to-day resulted.—Berhampore. 6. beat .Marists. 5; PeI tone, :IG, beat Wellington. 6; Oriental, 10, beat Poneke, 9; Athletic, 29, beat Selwyn, 8. ® MASTERTON, Sunday. Tho Wairarapa Rugby representatives defeated the Bush team yesterday by 23 points to 12. The scores indicate the merits of the teams. COUNTRY COMPETITIONS. [Br TELEGRAPH. OWN CORRESPONDENT.] CAMBRIDGE. Saturday. , The Hamilton junior representatives played the Cambridge junior representatives at Victoria Square this afternoon. The attendance was a large one, in spite of a steady drizzle. The Cambridge forwards played very solidly, but the visiting backs proved superior to those of the home team. Henley scored twice for Cambridge before being injured, In tho third quarter Kiely scored the first try for Hamilton, which Jamieson converted Campbell scored twice towards the end of the match, making the final scores: Hamilton. 11; Cambridge, 6. Maungatautari defaulted to City at the Leamington Domain Roto-o-rangi played Matangi on the same ground, neither side registering any score. Hautapu succumbed to Leamington at Victoria Square, scoring only one try. The game ended: Leamington, 9; Hautapu. 3. ' TE AROHA, Saturday. The Te Arolia Ramblers defeated Te Aroha West to-day by 11 points to nil. F. Miller scored a try, which Gavin converted. W. Voysey kicked two penalty goals. Mr. L. Buchen refereed. Te Aroha Rovers defeated Waihou by 3 points to nil. G. Ryan kicked a penalty goai. Mr. E. Stewart refercod. HAMILTON V. GRAMMAR SCHOOL OLD BOYS. [BY TELEGRAPH. OWN CORRESPONDENT.] HAMILTON. Saturday. Tbc annual match, Hamilton Rugby ITnion v. Grammar Old Boys (Auckland), was played hero this afternoon, before a large crowd in showery weather. A very interesting and exciting game resulted in a draw: Grammar Old Boys (four tries); Hamilton (two tries and two penalty goals), 12 points each. The local forwards were responsible for most of the credit of the match. Given a fine day Grammar Old Boys' rearguard would have been a stiff proposition. The curtain raiser. Waipa Rugby Union Reps. v. Hamilton B. Reps., resulted in a win for the former by 16 points to G points.

WHANGAREI RETAINS HARDING SHIELD. [BY TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT.] WHANGAREI, Saturday. Northern Wairoa played a fast and determined game at Kensington Park this afternoon, challenging Whangarei's right to the possession of tho Harding Shield. * Whangaj rei retained the trophy by one point, scoring two penalty goals and one converted try against two converted tries. It was a lucky win, as in point of aggressive tactics and clever combination the best team lost. "Wild excitement prevailed among the large crowd . of spectators as the pace increased toward the close, each side striving for a more decisive result. KUSABS CUP COMPETITION. TAURANGA BEATS WHAKATANE. # iBX TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT.] TAURANGA. Saturday. A semi-final for the Kusabs Cup was Played at To Puke this afternoon, between teams representing the Tauranga and Whakatano Rugby Unions, in (ho presence of a large gathering of spectators. A strong south-westerly wind. interspersed with showers, prevailed. The game was mainly confined to the forwards. Whakatano having the advantage in weight. The play was willing and at tunes, the backs were responl\ ?x. f l r , rlll ff, T ork ' - but the .condition ? the J? all milltat ed against effective handl m ( g- .1 rc w , as , no , ecore unt 'l fi ™ minutes before the end of the fourth quarter, when C. Faulkner made a great bid to score, but was checked a few yards from the Whakatane line. A scrum wag ordered, and the Tauranga. halfback, J Boreli. working the blind side cleverly eluded several opponents and scored. The kick at goal failed. The Whakatano forwards replied with. a sweeping movement to the Tauranga zone where rahawera picked up from the loose and transferred to Abbox, who scored in a good position, but the try was not converted lime was sounded with scores even—three points each. It was then agreed to play on for another 20 minutes. Both teams worked strenuously to secure the upper hand and 10 minutes later the speedv Whakatano three-quarter, G. Mezted, secured the ball and sprinted down the eastern sideline to score at the corner. Kororiko failed to convert. The Whakatano forwards returned to the attack, and invaded tho Tauranga twenty-five. Here D. Lovell fielded, and put in a great run toward the eastern wing He then passed to Tu Tangitu, who cut in cleverly and transferred to G. lies, who ran through at top speed and put the finishing touch on a brilliant movement by scoring between tho posts and the comer. D. Lovell kicked a fine goal against the wind Hard fast play followed to tho 6all of time, but no further score was registered. The "game ended: Tauranga, 8; Whakatane. 6. Mr W. L. Porrant, of Rotorua, was" tho referee'. Tho victory places Tauranga in the semifinal for the Knsabs Cup against Rotorua. ihis match will probably b e played on July 2. THE PEACE CUP. THAMES AND PAEROA DRAW. [BY TELEGRAPH.—OWN CORRESPONDENT.] THAMES. Sunday. The firdt of the season',, challenge matches tor the Peace Cup, ployed at Thames yesterday between Thames (holders) and Paeroa (challengers) resulted, after a fast and well contested game, in a draw, three points each. I aeroa kicked off against a strong wind, and J names carried play to tho Paeroa twentyfive, when a free kick enabled Paeroa. to clear. t rora give-and-take play J. Stewart tor 1 names, had an unsuccessful shot at goal. Pivptt then led Paeroa up field, and iaylor had a good «hot at goal, but missed and desultory play followed to the change over. Paeroa. attacked strongly, and from a free kick well out Deane kicked, a splendid goal. From this on, play travelled up and down held at a fast rate. Half-time sounded with ploy at halfway. From the kick off play settled about halfway for some time, nnta a gopd passing bout between Tate, grassing, Buchau, and Wigging resulted in tho latter scoring for Thames. Smith failed to convert. From this on give-and-take play lollowcd, .iinlil the change over sounded. £ Rom tho kick off Thames made a determined attack, and play was willing.. Paeroa had Ihamer, on tho defensive, the lattor being compelled to force twice to save tho position. F***?* continued' the pressure, play being in Thames territory when time was called.

SOUTH AFRICANS'- TOUR.

DEFEAT OF NEW SOUTH WALES. visitors "Win by 15 points. Australian and N.Z. Cable Association. (Reed. 5.5 p.m.) SYDNEY. June 26. Tbe Springboks defeated New South Wales yesterday by 25 points to 10 in the presence of .20,000 spectators. The teams were :~ Sprmgboks.—Fullback, G. P. Morkel; tnreequarters, A. Van Heorden, "W- ClarkJ. Weepenter, C. Meyer; halves, J. Michau, J. Da Kosh; forwards, T. Pienaar, JY* -S;. R. Morkel, Harry Morkel, M. Ellis, I<. W. Melliss, T. Krueer, P. J. Mostert.

New South Wale«.—Fullback, Nothling; three-quarters, E. Carr, W. Sheehan, L. Yvogan, R. Lane; five-eighth, N. Mingay; half, A. Walker; forwards, T. Davis. D. I? owles, T. Smith, J. Holdsworth, W. Friend, J. Thorn, V. Dunn. C. Fox. It rained throughout the game which consequently was devoid of that sparkle ami brilliancy which was anticipated. The first stages were stubbornly contested, the visitors demonstrating their superiority in combined efforts in both the vanguard and back division. Van Heerden, the hurdles champion at the Olympic Games, played a dazzling wing game, scoring five tries by clever individualism, though he was opposite to Lane, who • was somewhat weak on the defence. The half-time score was; South Africa 13, New South _ Wales 3. Two tries were scored for the visitors by Van Heerden and one by Meyer. G. Morkel converted two. Mingay kicked a penalty goal for New Soutn Wales. /When Van Heerden had added three additional tries for the greens in the second half, Carr, the New South Wales sprint champion, exchanged places with Lane and then ter mmated the first-named's scoring. New South Wales strenuously endeavoured to get moving, but the solid determined tackling of the Springboks* forwards effectually blocked open play. Looso play in New South Wales' twenty-five gave Meyer a further opening which ho accepted, making the scores: South Africa 25, New South Wales 3. New South Wales, per medium of Carr. charged into the Springboks' territory. The latter ultimately accepted a return from the fullback near touch, and sprinting across, scored. Nothing drop-kicked a field goal-, making the final scores: South Africa . . * . u K . • 25 New South Wales .. *.'lO

MORRINSVILLE MATCHES. [BY TELEGRAPH. OWN CORRESPONDENT.] MORRINSVILLE, Saturday. The Morrinsville Rugby Union's senior competition was continued to-day in showery weather. Waitoa defeated City by 22 points to 0; Tatuanui defeated Terriers by 6 points to 4, and Kercone defeated Mangateparu by 12 points to 0.

UNDER LEAGUE RULES. FIRST GAME ON CARLAW PARK. CITY DEFEATS MARITIME. AN EXCITING CONTEST. Only on© senior game under League rules was played on Saturday, City and Maritime meeting at Carlaw Park. After a liard and extremely well-contested game City won by 10 points to 8. The other senior fixtures that had been arranged for Saturday were Newton v. North Shore, at Devonport, and Manst Old Boys v. Fire Brigade, at the .Domain. In regard to the former it is stated that an arrangement was rAde botween the captains of the respective teams to pospone the - game. Notwithstanding this, the majority of the North Shore players were on the ground ready to play, and evidently unaware of any arrangement made by the captain. In the case of the Firo Brigade team, the members were called to a nr© in the city shortly after mid-day, and performed strenuous work suppressing the outbreak. They arrived late at the Domain, and m view of the unusual circumstances it was decided to abandon the match. CITY V. MARITIME. A great deal of interest was manifested in the second meeting between City and Maritime this season. The former had proved victorious in the first game between the teams by a substantial margin. It was held by many that M-aritime had been caught at a disadvantage on that occasion, as it was the first game of the season for the team, which drew a bye on the opening day. Subsequent form substantiated this opinion, and Maritime supporters on Saturday were confident that the team would make a great bid for victory. This view wa,s amply borne out by the result, and when the first spell ended with Maritime leading by 8 points City's chances did not appear to be bright. As matters turned out the City players, sticking grimly to their task, gradually wore their opponents down, and pulled the game" out of the fire. Unfortunately the extremely heavy state of the ground and the greasy ball prevented the teams showing their best, and a good deal of the second spell was little more than a scramble in. the mud. In the circumstances both sides are to be commended for their efforts to make the game fast and open. There was plenty of excitement right through, and notwithstanding the unfavourable conditions it was a fitting contest for the opening day of the League's new park. City got the ball in the first scrum, and rushed it to the Maritime twenty-five. A penalty gave relief, and a Maritime rush took play to the City twenty-five. The ball was worked back to the Maritime side of half-way, where B. Davidson had a fruitless shot at goal. The next exciting incident was a dash by Littlewood, the Maritime threequarter, who almost reached the City line. A strong rush by City took the ball right down the field to the Maritime line. It was kicked over the dead ball line, and a scrum was ordered near the line. Maritime gob possession of the ball, and Yardley, making a fine run, transferred to J. McGregor. The latter passed to G. Davidson, who punted over the fullback, but was blocked from following up, and the ball went out at the corner. From the ensuing scrum Lunn snapped up the baft and dashed over to score the first try obtained on the new park. Grey converted. Rush and counter-rush followed the kick-off. A penalty to Maritime sent the ball into City quarters, but it came back with a rush. A good dash and kick by G. Davidson sent the ball out at the corner, and Lunn was almost over the line again from the ensuing scrum. He lost the ball as he dived and a force resulted- A City rush took the ball to the Maritime line. It. was dribbled over and.Flynn forced. In a hot attack on the Maritime goal Peckham took a mark in a good position, and B. Davidson had a shot at goal, which fell' short. Good kicking by Grey transferred play to 'midfield, but the City forwards came back with a rush. City were almost over, but Flynn relieved with a timely kick. A rush by B. Davidson was held up just on the' line, and a Maritime rush cleared in goo'd style. A fast rush to the City quarters was well stopped by Harley, and a succession of scrums followed, with little advantage to either side An exchange of kicks ended in favour of Maritime, and a scrum took place on the City line. Lunn got the ball and, working the blind side of the scrum, transferred to Littlewood, who scored in a good position just before the interval. Yardley failed with the kick: Maritime, 8: City, 0. Shortly after resuming M : .nogue took a mark on the Maritime twenty-five. He took the kick and landed a nice goal: Maritime 8- City, 2. City again attacked, and from a penalty Minogue had another shot at goal, which went wide, and Maritime forced. A City kick sent the bail into touch near the corner, but a penalty gave relief. Further ground was gained for Maritime by G Davidson, who made a fast dash down the side-line and just failed to sidestep his brother. A hard kick by City sent the ball over the Maritime lino, and Littlewood just forced in tune A sweeping rush by Maritime took the ball to the City line, and a hot melee ensued, but the defence proved sound arid no score resulted. The City forwards cleared the line with a rush, and good kicking gave further relief. City were getting the ball well from the scrum, but it was too greasy to handle well, and many promising movements went astray through faulty harfdling Peckham made a good dash, but the Maritime backs came back with a good passing run. A long kick by City sent the[ball to the Maritime twenty five. The fullback endeavoured to dodge the City forwards, but'lost the ball, which was rushed over the line and Hawkes, who followed up fast scored The shot at goal failed. Soon afterwards a City rush took play to Maritime quarters, and in a hot rally I-ramus dashed over and scored Minosrue landed a goal placing City in the lead the score being: City 10: Maritime. 8 Hard kicking, by City compelled Maritime to force twice m quick succession. Maritime made strenuous efforts to equalise the scores but the remainder of the game w us fouaht out m midfield without further score result ing. Ihc game thus ended:

City. .. . Maritime. * 8

JUNIOR GAMES Fourth Grade.—City, 30 points, defeated Kingsland. 0. Fifth Crude.—Marist Old "Boys. 9 poinfw defeated Otahuhu, 0: North Shore. 5 points' defeated Pon6onby. 3. NEW ZEALAND LEAGUE TEAM. BEATEN BY IPSWICH. Australian and N.Z. CabU Association. (Reed. 6.5 p.m.) BRISBANE, June 2G. Ipswich defeated the New Zealand League team by 6 points to 5. N.S.W. REPRESENTATIVES. A. and N.Z. SYDNEY, Juno 26. The following New South Wales team has been selected to play a combined New Zealand and, Queensland team Fullback Eraser; threequarters, H. Border Craig' Pfters Vest; fiv;e-eighths, Caples'; halfback, Thompson; forwards, Watkina Gray Town send, F. Burse. Pqarce Schultz,

INTERPROVINCIAL MATCH.

WELLINGTON BEATS CANTERBURY. [BI TELEGRAPH.— PRESS ASSOCIATION,] CHRISTCHUKCH, Saturday, fast and open game was witnessed in the Rug by League match, Canterbury v. Wellington. The visitors won by 21 points to 15. The score represented very well, the merits of the teams. The opposing forwards wore fairly evenly matched, but the Wellington backs were better than those on the other eide. The Wellington tactics also were superior-, and their tackling was stronger. Shortly after the start, Tetley scored an cas y try for Wellington, which was converted. Soon afterwards, JRowe scored for Canterbury, but the try was not converted. Canterbury then rushed the Wellington goal ana Watta scored out of a< scramble close up to the goal post. Howe had an easy'kick and converted. Canterbury 8; Wellington. 5 Indecisive play was followed by good r j r. y Canterbury backs, which enabled Sanders to take the ball well up the left wing. He was pushed into touch, and, irom the scrum following, Canterbury set up a paesing rush, which enabled Rowe to score in a handy position. He converted his try: Canterbury, 13; Wellington, 5. Toward the close of the first half, Shanahan scored for Wellington, Nicholls converting. On returning, Smith, on© of the Canterbury forwards, had a penalty kick a little below halfway. It sailed beautifully over making the scores: Canterbury, 15; Wellington, 10. Wellington made a quick: rush, and after a neat passing bout. Tetley scored a try which Nicholls converted witn. a fine kick, the score becoming: Canterbury, 15; Wellington, 15. Nunn, a Wellington broke away smartly and transferred to Tetley, who beat the Canterbury defence with a clever feint and scored at an awkward angle. Nicholls failed with the Kick. Scores: Wellington, 18; Canterbury, 15. Toward the close of the gapie, Shananan scored a try for the kick failing. The WellingtonianG* staying power was good and they held Canterbury well. . A curtain-raiser. r>lay.pd between t Avon (Christchurch) and City (Wellington) juniors, resulted in a win for Avon, by 23 points to 3.

i'RANKTON V. CITY. [BY TILLEGUAFH. —OWN CORRESPONDKNT.] HAMILTON. Saturday. Thero was a large attendance at the League match, Frankton, v. City, to-day. The ground was wet and, in consequence, the ball was very greasy. For the first 20 minutes Frankton pressed. From a penalty Mawhinney kicked a goal. Almost immediately Walters scored: Frankton. 5; City, 0. On resuming after the interval, City's combination improved. Russell. Bulcraig and Matthews playing well. Manning exentually obtained a try. which Matthews converted, equalising the scores. Fast, spectacular play followed, and Bulcraig scored another try, making the final score's: City. 8; Frankton, 5.

THE GAME IN THE . WAJKATO. [BY TELEGBAFH.—OWN COBBESPOXDENT.] CAMBRIDGE. Saturday. In tho Rugby League competitions, Power Board, completely outclassed, the Suburbs team at the Showgrounds, this afternoon. The final scores wero: Power Board. 29: Suburbs. 0. . THE ASSOCIATION GAME. THE SENIOR COMPETITION. SECOND ROUND COMMENCED.. The second round of Association football games was commenced on Saturday. The principal match was that between Huntly and Ponsonby, played at Victoria Park, before a fair number of spectators. A splendid exhibition of the game resulted in a draw, each side scoring 1 goal. At Devonport. Y.M.C.A. defeated North. Shore by 2 goals to 1. while Northcote maintained their leading position by accounting for H.M.S. Philomel by a like score. On the Outer' Domain Y.M.C.A. Old Boys easily defeated Kohima rama by 6 goals to 0. The positions of the teams are: Northcote, 14; Ponsonby. Huntly. 12; Y.M.C.A. Old Boys, 11: H.M.S Philomel, 7; Y.M.C.A., 4; North Shore, Kohitnarama, 2. HUNTLY V. PONSONBY. Ponsonby won the toss and Porteous kicked off against -a stifi breeze, passing to Hayes. Ellis intercepted and passed out to Simm on the left wing. The latter made a good run and from a good way out sent in a welldirected shot that went just over. From the kick-out Knott returned to Huntly's back line, where Steele endeavoured -to head clear, but the ball was carried back toward the goal by the wind. Following up in fine Btylo. Ellis took it on the full and sent in a fine low shot that went • through at the corner, scoring for Ponsonby after three minutes' play. Huntly went forward from the kick-off, but Alpc relieved with a welldirected kick and a fine piece of combined play by Ponsonby's forwards followed. Tho ball travelled from Knott to Ellis, and then out to Simm, who went on for come distance and passed in to. Mclvor. Tho inner left passed back to his wins, whose shot missed by inches.. For the first 20 minutes the play was all in Ponsonby's favour. Occasionally Liddle "and Tait broke through on the wings for Huntly, but the Ponsonby backs, aided by a strong wind, consistently returned the ball to their forwards, who were combining splendidly and had hard luck several times in not adding to the score. Clever passing between Mclvor. Ellis, and Pealing frequently endangered Huntly's goal, and the city team wero awarded a series of corners result- Erratic shooting lost many opportunities to score, and a penalty kick taken by Knott was a very poor attempt. Toward the end of the spell Huntly seemed to warm to their work and, taking a hand at attack, were soon having as much of the play as heir opponents, m spite of the heavy wind against them. A good pass from Porteous to Liddle saw the outside right make a smart run down the wing, and play hung in Ponsonby"s twenty-five. Two corners were conceded without result. Play became fast and full of iucident, excitement running high. Taking the ball down the line at top speed. Liddle passed to the centre just as he reached Ponsonby's twenty-five. Racing up. Hayes received it on the full and sent in a fast shot, which Booth cleared brilliantly. Roberts returned to Huntly's end, where Simm secured and, cleverly evading the defence, sent in a good Bhot that Allsop hit clear. A long shot by Easton had Booth in difficulties, Martin getting back just in time to clear. The spell concluded with a splendid run by Simm. whj received from Ellis in his own twenty-five and, showing exceptional speed, quickly took play to the other end. where his shot was cleared by Craxton. At halftime Huntly were one down Upon resuming Porteous intercepted at the kick off and kicked hard up field. Alpe delayed too long in clearing, and Liddle was upon him, taking the ball through smartly and missing the goal by inches. Ponsonby wero next to attack, but the work of the forwards was very weak in front of the goal, and splendid opportunities, including a fine centfre by Innes. went begging. Keen, even play continued for some time. Innes, Pealing and . Mclvor were conspicuous in* attack for Ponsonby, -whose left wing was getting very little to do. For Huntly, Hayes and Liddle wore repeatedly making attacks on their opponent's goal, only to be held up by Alpe and Martin. Their efforts were ultimately rewarded, Hayes scoring with a fine shot from the wing man's pass and equalising the score. Forcing the play, Huntly kept up the pressure, and there followed an anxious time round Pdnsonby's goal, tho ball finally going behind after a series of corners. Tho pace slackened off considerably toward the end of the game, but interest was maintained right up to the final whistle. If anything Huntly had the better of iniatters during the final stages, but their opponents wero always' dangerous. Time was called with the score: Huntly 1 Ponsonby 1 Mr. F. M. Ritchie was referee.

13LM.S. PHILOMEL. V. NORTHCOXK

Losing the toss Tremain kicked off for Northcote against a strong wind. Going straight through with the ball at too the Northcote forwards had soon reached their opponents' back line, where a good shot by Tremain was well saved by Batty. Bailey returned to midfield. and after a spell of even play the sailors attacked strongly. Hooper failing to goal by inches when a scoro looked certain. Philomel continued to press, and shots rained in on C rax ton, who was playing a remarkably fine game, stopping everything that camo his way. After an attack by the Northcote forwards, in which Burford figured conspicuously. Heatley made a. fine run dov.-n the wing, passing to centre, whero Sexton headed for goal. Robinson secured from the clearing kick and sent in a long shot, which Craxton just managed to turn over the bar. Nothing came of the corner, and shortly afterwards Burford secured from a melee in front of Philomel's goal and scored with a good sliot. The sailors replied with a determined attack, which they finally managed to press home, when Heatley scored a goal from a long pass by Hopkins. They kept up the pressure, but no further goals were scored during the spell, half-time arriving- with tho score 0110 all. Shortly after resuming a free kick was awarded apainst Metge, of Northcote, and Corbctt directed the ball right into tho goal mouth, Craxlon saving in a finished manner. Fast and interesting play of an even nature followed. Tremain and Burford were playing well for Northcote, and only brilliant work by Batty saved goals against the navy men oa several occasions. Philomel frequently wont close to scoring, Hopkins, Lewis and Hooper sending in some lino shots that had tho dofence in difficulties, but could not pass Craxton. A corner to the sailors eaw Hopkins place' behind, and Sexton returning- immediately afterwards with a tine individual effort, forced another corner without result. Prom tho kick out the Northcote forwards rushed play to their opponents' goal. Batty saved but failed to clear, and Burford secured from the rebound to score his second goal and put his sido ill' the lead. Toward the close of the game Philomel appeared to have tho best of matters, but failed to equalise, and the game ended in a win for Northcote by 3 coaJa to 1. ' Mr- Guest ■was re for®*.

Y.M.C.A. V.. NORTH SHdRE. _ Y.M.C.A. attacked from the kick-ofi, and. the tirst few minutes oi play saw the bail hong in North, blrore twenty-live. "Pitkin finally secured, and cleverly dodging the dote 1100 passed. 10 iilstrey- in a good positipn fo- til© latter to" score. Keeping up the pressure the visitors continued to hold the upper hand lor the remainder o£ the spell, but no addition was made to the score, half-time arriving with the home team one. down. Shortly after resuming Pitkin made a smart run down the wing, passing to centre for Reiishaw to head a line goal. With two goals against them North Sl2oro made determined efiorts to >score Braithwaite slipped in going to tackle, and McKcnzie, who was following up at top speed, went through -to find the not with a fast shot. ■ For the remainder of the game Y.M.C.A. forwards appeared to hold the advantage, although North Shore occasionally broke through, and Bacre, who was playing a fin© gam©, went close to scoring on several occasions. McKcnzie also did some smart work on the wing, but frequently he was unsupported, and opportunities were missed. Jußt before th© final whistle sounded Walbran, for Y.M.C.A., headcc! for goal cleverly, and was unfortunate not to score. Y.M.C.A. were attacking' when no 3ide was called with the score: Y.M.C.A 2 North Shore .. .. .. ..1 Y.M.C.A. OLD BOYS V. KOHIMARAMA Aa was expected, Old Boys completely outclassed Kg h irr.ara.niH., winning by 6 goals to JUNIOR MATCHES. Second Division.—Ponsonby, 2, beat Methodist, 0 Sixth Division,—St. Heliers, 4, beat Y.C.L, 0; Brotherhood, 2, drew with Belmont, 2. Y.M.C.A. MATCHES. Senior League.—Swifts, 2, drew with spurs, 2; Rangers, 4, beat Rivals, 1. .Boys' League—Second division: Spurs, 2, drew with. Swifts, 2: Rangers, 1, beat Rivals, 0. Third division: Swifts 1, beat Spurs, .0; Rangers. 1, beat Rivals, 0. Fourth division : Rangers, 2, beat Rivals, 0 • Spurs drew with Swifts, no score.

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FOOTBALL., New Zealand Herald, Volume LVIII, Issue 17818, 27 June 1921

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