RUGBY. FIRST GRADE. The following table 6hows tho position of the teams in the Senior Grade competition:— 4i w[l -t ■ td* I i it £K ° o2 '3 o J S£ J Q CM Ch O K-aikorai 9 8 0 1 116 29 17 University ... 9 7 1 1 180 41 15 Southern ... ... 9 5 22- 126 42 12 Zingari-Richmond 8 5 2 1 72 33 11 Dnnedin 9 3 3 3 57 8+ 9 Alhambra 9 3 5 1 41 85 7 Union 9 2 5 2 32 112 6 Port Chalmers ... 9 1 .7 1 34 109 3 Pirates ...... 9 0 9 0 14 137 0 KAIKOBAI V. SouTHEKN. Through their defeat by Kaikorai on Saturday by fivo points to three, Southern practically lost any chance they pay have had. of winning the championship banner of 1914. Kaikorai continue to lead in tho championship, with 17 points, from University, while Southern have only 12 points to their credit. Tho match was played on Tahuna Park, owing to the. Carisbrook Ground being unfit for play as a result ol the recent wot weather. The ground -was in fine order, and there was a largo attendance of spectators. Taking the game right through, Southern must be accounted unlucky to lose. Though the hill team, with a slight breeze behind them, had the best of the game in the first epell, the Southern dominated the play in the second. But the- Whites' could not put the finishing touches to tho several chances which came their way, included in which were several shots at goal from penalty kicks within fair range. The game was strenuously fought out, and one or two foolish outbursts of temper on the part, of players were witnessed. The referee cautioned Mowat for tackling Deuchrass after he had parted with Uie bail, and later on apparently administered a caution to "both sides. Finally, in the closing stages of the game he ordered off both Eckhold (Southern) and Duncan (Kaikorai), for fighting. From the fence, however, it appeared that there were at least five players engaged in the melee, though the other men may have been endeavouring- to separate the combatants. Desprte the unfortunate- incidents referred to, it could not be said that the play was, "dirty"— though it certainly was vigorous.
Southern kicked off against a south-west breeze. Good line kicke by Sinclair and Dfyden soon hod the Whites busily engaged defending their line. Eckhold relieved the pressure, but the Blues came away with , a passing rush, which, however, broke down, and Southern dribbled past the centre. The hill forwards worked play to the Whites' twenty-five, where Wbodrow and Mowat broke through. M'Dougall put in a ■ good run, but was well tackled by 'Andrews. The Kaikorai were trying to openi up the play, using the long line every time. Hanna had a couple of unsuccessful shots at goal from penalties, and Deuchrass returned the latter kick into midfield, but Scott found the line with a great kick. Fumbling 'by Deuchrass saw the Whites in difficulties, and then A. M'Donald kicked too hard. Southern forced. Scott had a shot at goal from near half-way, without result. The heavy Southern forwards then had a turn at attack, Curran helping his side with a good, kick to , the touch line, but H. M'Donald led back. Play surged backwards and \ forwards, and Sinclair put in a fine run to the Whites' twenty-five. Scott waited for the ball to bounce and missed- his chance, and Graham rushed the ball through, Andrews finding the line at the .. corner. Play came back and Scott showed up in a good run on , the open side, and passed out, but M'Dougall dropped the ball. , The hill forwards pushed on, and A. M'Donald and Duncan wede all but through th'e defence. The ball shot out of a loose scrum behind tho goal line, and in the bunch Deuohrass appeared to lose sight of it, Richardson falling on the ball near the goal post. Sinclair kicked a goal The Whites camo away with the ball at their feet, but the Blues countered heavily, Sinclair having a free kick in a fair position., Eckhold sent the ball well back, but shortly afterwards a pass from th'e same player went astray, and the Blues were once again trying to push home "a fierce attack. Eckhold was playing a fine defeneivo game, getting the line with fine punts. The whilstle went for half-time with play in neutral territory. Southern evidently had instructions to make the forward play as tight as possible and ; acted fully up to them. Good passing saw the Whites' backs missing a favourable opportunity, a paes from Whitty going astray. Deuchrass drove back a Kaikorai rally in fine style, and the Whites' set up i a fierce attack right under the goal posts. Then Eckhold sent along a quick paes to Whitty, who handed out to Andrews, and the epeedy three-quarter ran round the opposition and ecored a good try in a fair position. Graham was ■unsuccessful with the kick. Eokhold showed up with a good punt to the line, but bad passing allowed the hill men to break through to the halfway. Deuchraes put in a great line kick and Aitchison etopped a dangerous Southern rush. Andrews made a fine dash on the wing, and pinned Scott before he got in his return. Scott, however, threw off his opponent and found/the line. Graham had. a long shot from a penalty, and Mowat led a big relieving rush. A boy's' treble voice dominated hoarse cries of "Put him off!" though it could not be seen from the other s ; de of the field who " him " was.' Graham had another unsuccessful penalty kick, and then Kaikorai were forced. After some give and take play, the White forwards sw<n>t away all opnosition, and Whitty mark<*d ;in front of the goal, but Graham again failed with th ß kick. Scott was now" putting in some tolling returns. Graham had one, more chance, with a ncnalty, but it was hie day off. Then Eckhold and Duncan ordpred off, and the whistle went shortly 'after. Scores: Kaikorai ■- ... 5 points. Southern ' 3 points. Mr H. M'Farlane was referee. Univebsits v. Poet Chaimers. The University and Port Chalmers teams met at Kavensboume on Saturday afternoon, and an interesting' game resulted in favour of the former by 16 points to 7. The ground, which has a firm sole of grass, was in surprisingly good order, 'and greatly facilitated play of a fast and exciting order. Tile forwards proved to be fairly well matched, aodi played a hard, vigorous game of a "give-and-take" order, in . which neither side made any concession to the other There was a very good attendance of the supporters of the teams. Port won the toss, and the University forwards were at once enabled to assume an attacking position, with the result that' the former team was speedily compelled to force down. From the kick out some fairly even play succeeded until the Port forwards piished an attack home, and Coleman crossed the line close to the corner. M'Pherson failed with the kick at goal from a ■ difficult angle. The Green forwards, playing with great dash,. again had University in trouble, but their efforts were frequently nullified by the fine defensive work of Cuthill and M'Mullan. On one occasion, when the Port forwards were again pressing, the ball came out,' to M'Pherson, and that player potted a good goal from a difficult -position. At this etage Port were leading by 7 points io nil. University then commenced to liven up, and Cuthill started » clever attacking movement which enabled M'Mullan to score behind the posts. Pilling kicked a goal. The spall ended after a brief period of even play. i' . _ The second spell opened with some fast and interesting play, in which both teams showed frequent glimpses of good football. The Port forwards launched l attack affer attack against tho Blues' line, but they coukl not penetrate the defence, though on one .occasion ' Univerity had to force for; safety. The concerted play, however, of the Universitys backs and forwards gradually cleared the line, and was shortly successful in pushing an attack far into Port's territory, where Nisbet would have .been over but for a timely save by Kelly at full back. The, Blues' forwards continued on the agressive, and at length F-'sher dashed over in a good position. Pilling converted. Shortly after tho University backs were again in motion, and. the forwards also taking a hand, M'Queen got in nrcar the corner. Tho last try was obtained by BlundeFl, and no goal resulting, the game ended: University ... ... .... 16 points. Port Chalmers 7 points. Mr 'if. , Foster was referee, and during the course of the game he had occasion to order Wilson, a Port forward, off the ground on a charge of striking an opponent. DuNßDiif v. Union. The Dunedin and Union aro the two oldest clubs under the jurisdiction of the Otago Ru-pby Football Union, and contests between them are regarded by tho older generation ae " time-honoured," tout it cannot be said, judging bv the display at Bishopscourt on Saturday, that the6e conteste arc now honoured by anything eke bat time. The attendance was sparse, and the play of a very inferior order. Neither
sido had even a fair oonooption of attack, and tho defence was of an indifferent dharacter.
With tho sun and wind at their backs the Maroons soon beoamo aggressive, chiofly through judicious kicking by their backs. From a scrum on the Blues' lino Robson scored, Mills failing with tiho kick at goal. A apasmodio- attack by Dunedin was repulsed, and the Maroons aprain became diingoroufl, but a, long kick by Patterson enabled tho Blues to force. Not to bo denied, the Maroons wore soon again in an attacking position, and from a freo kick Mills added three points to his side's score. A momentary invasion of Union quarters was replied to by a fine rush by the Maroon forwards, and Diinedin being penalised, Mills made a splendid effort at goal, tho leather passing over tho outside post. Shortly afterwards half-timo wae announced, with tho score: Union 6 pointe. Dunedin nil. On resuming, play remain in the neutral territory for some time, until Denhain, securing the ball from a scrum, made a dashing run, and judicious passing onabled Aitcheson to score near the posts. Fortune's kick at goal was resultleas. Tho Dunedin forwards wore showing much better combination at this stage, and were superior both in the loose and in the scrums, and were more than holding thoir own. With play at the Maroons' twenty-five, the Blues were awarded a penalty kick, and Denham equalised the scores. Shortly afterwards the same player had another shot from a penalty, and was almost successful. Tho Maroons made a final effort, and though they reached within striking distance of the Blues' line, tihey could not succeed in scoring, and when Mr J. D. King, who controlled' tho game admirably, sounded the whistle, the scores remained: Union ' 6 points. Dunedin ... .4. 6 points. AIHAMBBA V. PIBATES. Tho match Alhambra v. Pirates was played at Tahuna Park, and proved a fairly fast and open game. R. Black was absent from the Pirates, and Mucan filled the vacancy. Mr B. Watson acted as referee. Play was-slow for 10 minutes, and Piratee missed an easy shot from a mark by Pvle, who played centre tihree-quarter. The next incident was a good run by Holmes, but tho Reds' forwards, headed by Mackey, broke away. A. Scott led a Pirates' rush back again, bat the Rede' full-back, who was playing safely, proved equal to the occasion. A rush by the Reds was next stopped by the Blacks' full-back, and in a paesing rush by the Reds Anderson almost got over. The referee a oouplo of freo kicks against F. Williams for holding the ball, and Thompson and Sim saved the Reds on two' occasions. Jus't on half-time Mackoy scored for Alhambra, no goal resulting. The second spell opened sensationally by F. Williams running half the length of the field and kicking over the Black full-back's head. Wilson came fast and scored a good try. Holmes then broke away nicely, but spoilt a good chance by running into the Reds' forwards. Thompson next secured possession, and sent_ Anderson away, the latter boing stopped just on tho line. From a freo kick Thomson placed, an easy goal. From ia' forward scramble Priest scored for the Reds, and Thompson converted. Immediately after Holmes picked up the ball, and running round near the posts, scored, and converted his own try, the game terminating: • . ■ ■ Alhambra ... ... ... 14 points. Pirates ... : , .. 5 points. WAIKOTTAITI v. PALMERSTON. A match between. Waikouoiti and Palmerston was played at Pahnerston on Saturday, when the visitors won by 10 points to 8, after a fast and even gamo. THE BA.NFURLY SHIELD. TARANAKF DEFEATS WANGANUI. (Psn Unii*« Pbess Association.) HAWERA, June 27. The Ranfurly Shield mutch Taranaki v. Wanganui was played to-day, and, after an exciting match, the, result was a decisive win for the home team by 14 points. The teams were as follow: — zWangainui.—Lockett, Temperton, Menu, R. Collier, F. Collier, R. Campion, Swan, J. Collier, H. Collier. T. Leahy, lakarangi, R. Leahy, R. Batley, J. Smith, O'Donnell. Taranaki.— Stohr, Young, F. Whittington, Neuli Cameron, Brown, Coleman, Taylor, H. Whittington, Patterson, 0. Young, Smith, Robertson, Dewar, BirchaJl^ Taranaki kioked off, and, through Meuli misfielding, they attacked. Tno ball oame out from the line, and Birchall marked, J. Stohr having a shot at goal. Play -was not brilliant, being confined chiefly to the forwards, with occasional abortive attempts at oassing. 'About half way through the spell Wanganiii woke up, and put in some pretty work. Whittington intercepted the ball from one good rush, and transferred play to Wangareai territory. Brown, Cameron, and Meuli were associated in a good rush, Meuli going out just on the line. Wanganui were forced. Wariganui removed to half-way, but then the Taranaki forwards took the ball right down under the posts, and, Wanganui forced, again. Wanganui attacked after, the kick-off, R. Collier being prominent. Back oame the Taranaki forwards in a loose rush, and the ball came out to the backs, but Whittington and Young spoilt a good chance by mulling the •passes. Then Meuli took a mark in a good position, and Stohr piloted the ball between the posts. Taranaki ... '_. ... ... 3 points. Wanganui ' Nil. • Following on the kick-off Whittington. jn&do a good return to the b'ne well down. From a loose scramble Taylor, who was handy, got across. No goal resulted. Taranaki -. 6 points. Wanganui ' ... ... ... Nil The remainder of the eoell was for the most part in Taranaki's favour, without much brilliancy on either side. On the re-, sumption of piay Wanganui set up a strong attack, and carried the ball to the corner, where O'Donnell secured it and scored. Taranaki ■ . r 6 points. Wanganui :.. ... ... 3 points. Tho Wanganui supporters were hopeful as their men continued to attack. They had, their opponents penned down for some time till Brown relieved the position with a fine kick/ and Taranaki set up a series of attacks. Tho forwards romped over the visitors, and tjie backs got in some fine passing rnehes. Play wa6 confined almost solely to Wanganui territory. For an infringement of the rules Taranaki got a free kick, and Stohr kicked a fine goal. Taranaki '.. 9 points. Wtvnganui 3 points. Away again went the Taranaki forwards, but Wanganui rallied, and pressed home an attack. A score lookrd imminent, but the forwards cleared in great style, and play was transferred to Wangajiui territory. Smith almost got over. Fine passing rushes amongst the Taranaki backs gave the spectators an interesting time. Once more Wanganui dashed out past the half-way. Temporton ran and kicked to the centre, and the ball came out to Collier, who missed a good chance. Back oame Taranaki, and play wae right on the Wanganui line, and twice Wanganui saved by forcing. Then came one of the most brilliant pieces of play. The ball waa handled by Brown. Cameron, and Ooleman, who cut in and finished by touching down behind' the posts. Stohr kicked a goal. Taranaki :.. 14 points. Wanganui 3 points. Again and again Brown set hie backs in motion, and Meuli on one occasion was just pushed into touch. Young made a great lone-hand dash, but he lost the ball Once more tho chain of backs was set going, and Whittington got over at the corner. No goal resulted. Tho match finished shortly afterwards, with the scores:— Taranaki ... 17 points. Wanganui ... 3 pointe. Mr W. J. Meredith gave satisfaction as referee. MATCHES IN OTHER CENTRES. (Peb United Press Association.) ' AUCKLAND, June 28. The football matches played yesterday resulted as follows:—City and University played a drawn game, neither s"-de scoring, and they are still equal, leading by 3 pointe from the next team in tho championship. Marist Brothers beat College Rifles by 8 points to 3. WELLINGTON, June 28. Tho -weather was fine but cold for Saturday afternoon's game. Results:—Athlotio beat Wellington by 15 points to 10; Poneko beat St. James's by 22 points to 5; Petone beat Melrose by 22 pointe to nil; Oriental beat University by 11 points to niL CHRiSTCHURCH, June 27. Tho following are the results of Saturday's football matches: —Old Boys (11 points'! beat Merivale (6 ooints), Oliristchuroh (15 points) beat Sydenham (8 points),, Linwood (3 points) beat Marist Brothers (nil), and University (19 points) beat Albion (10 points). ASSOCIATION. THE BROWN SHIELD. (Pis Unitwj Piuces association.) CHRISTCHURCH, June 27. The following players have been selected to represent Cantc-'bury in tho Brown Shield match against Bawko's Bay at Lancaster Park next Saturday:—Tennant, Baker, Macuirlano, Clay, Fullarton, Baxter. Ward, Bieset, G. Norman, Grant, and 'Jhaner.
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