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Some Sidelights On International Rugby

N.Z. V. PROVINCIAL TEAMS. 1897— Auckland beat N.Z. . . . , ' r ll--10 1903— Wellington beat liT.Z. ..: I^4-6 ! 1905— N.Z. beat Auckland . . . . 9—* 1905— Otago - Sbuthland drew with N.Z. ; ....;;.... IQ—l0 1 1905— N.Z. beat Canterbury i . , 21-73 ■ 1906— Wellington beat N.Z. ... S-M) 1907^-N.Z. beat Wellington ■ „ 19— 6 : \ . 1910r-N.Z. beat -Wellington *-. 26—17; 1913— N.Z.' ..beat^ Wellington i. 19—18 1914— Wellington befit N.Z. .. 19—14 1920 — Auckland drew- with N.Z; 11—11 1920 — N.Z. Vv-beot -Manawttttr»" -^plr^fpy '■ Horowhenua . .... . 39r- 0 1920— N.Z* beat Wetllngton . . 38— 3 1922— N.Z. beat Wairarapa .. 12—11 1922— N.Z. beat Manawatu (m:- -: •' eluding four Wei- "''■'■ llngtonians) ........ 45—11 1922— N.Z. beat Maoris XV (which won the rubber against N.S.W. at Sydney) 21—14 SUMMARY. .' :-. Played 16; N.Z. won 10; Provinces won 4; prawn 2. Points— For N.Z., 299; against N.Z. 154. . "GONE WEST." ; At this juncture, when New Zealand Is about to re-entep the International arena, it is interesting to recall the names of some of the famouß players of the Rugger countries who made the great sacrifice m the late war: — ' England: E. R. Mobba (Northampton). R. W. Poultbn Palmer (Oxford and Harlequins). > ' . J, E. Raphael (Oxford and Old Merchant Taylors) Played for England against the All Blacks. R. O.Schwarz (Richmond). The South African cricketer. „ , " *..L. A. N. Slocock (jLriverpbol); Scotland: ; D. M. Bain (Oxford and Edinburgh Academicals). 1 P. R. Bedell- Sivright (Cambridge and 1 Edinburgh Unlyersity). Captained 1004 British team m Australia and Scotland against tho All Blacks. "W. M. Dlckaon (dxford and Blackheath). ■ ii," D. D. Howie (Klrkcaldy). E. Milroy (Watsonlans). J. Poarson (Watsonians). L. Robertson (London Scottish). W. R. Sutherland (Hawick). F. H. Turner ( (Oxford and Liverpool). W. M. Wallace (Cambridge and London Scottish). J. G. Will (Cambridge and Old Merchant Taylors). , Ireland: Basil Maolear (Cork County). Played for Ireland against the All Blacks. Waioßi ' C. M. Prltchard (Newport). Played for Wales against tho All Blacks '■'■■"' and Springboks. ■ J. L. Williams (Cardiff). Played for ►' Wales against the Springboks and : toured Australia with the AngloWelsh team, 1908. (Ho wns a wing threo-quartor. J. P. Williams, the forward, was a London Welsh playor. Tho latter turned out both against N.Z. and South Africa; i. and alao toured with A. I<\ llurdlng's 1908 side.) New Zealand: J. Baird (Otago). R. S. Black (Otago). H. Dowar (Wellington and Trtranakl). E. H. Dodd (Wellington). A. J. Downing (Huwkoa Bay and ! Auckland). . ; D. Gallnhor (Aucklnnd). E, T. Harper (Caritorbury). J. McNoeco (Southland). Oeo, Sollars (Auckland). , Rog. Taylor (Tnranakl). l\ R. Wilson (Auckland). AUBTRALABIAN9 CAPPED BY HOME COUNTRIES, 1 Dr. A. A. Adams (Otago and West Coast). Capped lor England aguinst Franco, 1910. Dr. L. O. Brown (Queensland). Played for England against Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France. 1011-18-14-21. ♦ Captained England against* Wales 1922. Played for England against the second Springboks 1013. Dr. A. N. Fell (Otago), Capped for Scotland against England and Wales 1901-2-3; ngainat Ireland 1901. Rcfu*•d to pluy In tho International agulust tfM All Blaoka at luvorloltli 190 S.

C. M. Gilray (Otago). Capped for Scotland against England 1908-9; Wales 1909; and Ireland 1912. , Dr. A. B. Timins (Victoria). Played for Scotland against Wales 1896-1900---1-2-3; England 1901-2-3-4-5; Ireland 1900-1-4-5. Toured Australia with the Rev. Mullineux's British team 1899.

A. C. Wallace (New South Wales) Capped for Scotland 1923 and 1924.

The late G. C. Wade (New South Wales). c ' 'Capped for England against Scotland' lßß3-4; Ireland 1883-6;' Wales 1883^4-5-6. In his very first game Wade scored three tries, against Wales, against whom a third three-quarter was played for the -first time. He 'also represented Oxford m 1882-3-4 against Cambridge. In ; the above eleven games he was always on . the winning side:, He was; prodigiously , strong, very fast, a first-rate swerver, ' and had a shove off not forgotten m a hurry. A great tackier himself.

Dr. P. F. McEvedy, as a Kent County'rep., was reserve for, England eight or nine times. TonY Lawton, of N.S.W., and Geo. Aitken, of N.Z., were m the respective English and Scotch trials, 1922, but did. not get capped. INTERNATIONALS ON THE TREK.

F. W,. Mellish (South Africa 1921). Played for England m and 1921. B. 1.. Swannell, a member of BedellSlvright's 190,4 British team, toured N.Z. with the 1905 Australian team, and,' along^ with H. A. Judd, was the crack forward. He was subsequently secretary of the^ Metropolitan Rugby Union of N.S.W. Like the British skipper, he too went West m the great war. 1 ' / „ /V ..''. ■ ' :' '.", ' ; -. : . ".■ . ' .

Two other Britishers who settled m Australasia were A. J. Stuart and H. C. Speakman, of the 1888 British team.; /The former afterwards played for ;Ppneke, Wellington and the 1893 NvZ. .team m Australia. Speakman played for' Queensland for several: seasons. '-' '; ■ , '■■>•;

F. Surman (the N.S.W. skipper on N.Z. toiir ,1894) later played for Auckland, and from there was chosen iiveeighth m the 1896 N.Z. fifteen that defeated Queensland at Wellington. Surman, however, was originally a Merlvale (Christchurch) Club player.' ....

■ A few New Zealanders to turn out for Australian States:— -

• -(a). H".;-Y. Braddon and J. O'jDonnell, of N.Z.-. team 1884, afterwards: played for N.S.W. v

(b) fc. G. Cockroft, of N.Z. team of 1893-94, later skippered the Queensland team m, New Zealand 1896.

(c) Tom. Pauling and W. Hardcastle, of,N.Z. 1897> team, were later N.S.W. reps., and> the latter an Australian one.' - ;■■.. ■ "' "■'■.■''.■•■■■ '— ' .'" ■;" '

(d) William "Warbrick, who was one of the best full-baflks Rugger ever produced, trekked to Queensland some years after the N.Z. Natives' tour of 1888-89. . Th.ere he became fampjus and skippered the State fifteen m; many a game. ■■ *.'■■. ■"■ ..£■ ...-• ""■ . f ... It,', is not generally, known that Joe Wapbrick only a..few times m ,the^jJnited Kingdom; ahd so . William 'invt&Jably filled, the fallback position. Tom- .'. Ellison was ' therefore: virtually captain of the New Zealanders,. .

:;•• A.- H. G. Hamzneraley, *w.hq ed Canterbury In 1880, pl$&ed JCor ;England against Scotland' in 1871-2-3, and was skipper m 1874. - Pi Hw?Rose, captain of Otago In 1881, previously represented Cambridge University .botfi, at. Rugger and Soccer, arid at the latter 'game was an English International. • . . <

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Some Sidelights On International Rugby, NZ Truth, Issue 963, 10 May 1924

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