RESUI.TS OF MATCHES : —Seniors. — Brits 15 v. Athletic il. Star 5 v. Invercargill nil. Waikiwi 17 v. Pirates 3. —Juniors.— Winton 20 v. Invercargill nil. Winton II 6 v. High School nil. Athletic II 3 v. Waikiwi nil. Pirates II 3 v. Star nil. Waikiwi 111 (forfeit to Athletic III) Star HI 6 v. Pirates 111 5. In’gill 111 6 v. Brits 111 nil. In’gill B. (forfeit to Brits II). ATHLETIC v. SUITS. Rugby season started, and play between the above clubs was of a very scrappy, nature. Moriarity wants a bit of weight off. McGrath converted Vincent’is try with half-an-inch to spare, but did not do the trick with Welsh’s. Googs, why don’t you try placing the ball upright now and then. Sherbourne, you should always go for the ball, not your hat. You nearly made a mess of things on Wednesday. Tommy Clark was the best forward of the Brits, but he could do with a little more training. “Snakey” Woods could do with some of "Temuka’s” spare beef and a little training. He seemed a trifle lazy. The Greens play ed a plucky game throughout, and set a good example to other clubs in slinging the ball about when the Brits were leading. They must reckon it’s as well to be beaten by -10 points as three. INVERCARGILL v. STAR. ,A very tight, hard game between these two clubs. Blues’ forwards all over Star in the first half. The blue and white came to light in the second spell. Mile®, Lang, and Brown all good on the lino-out, but played too much of the same game. Where was Tom Brown’s “roar ?” Saving it for the dinner, Tom ? Why doesn’t Steel buy a jersey ? It’s.up to him. Blue forwards a good crowd. Threequarters are weak, though they should have had two tries in the first half. Dunbar was weak at times, especially at finding the line, and did not compare too favourably with McKenzie, who, with a little coaching, should make a good man. Johnson the best forward in the Star pack. Why didn’t his mates follow his example in the first halfand put some dash into the play ? Peter Anderson still going strong. Where did you get that lug-cap, Peter ? It fits.too soon ! Raines’ try the score of the day. The Star have Field to thank for it, though. Where did the Blue barrackers get to after the ball went through the uprights ? Why does Baird hesitate when on the run ? “ He who hesitates is lost,” and ‘■'Billy” was lost on 'Wednesday. He was the weak spot in the Star •‘threes,” and the Blues knew it, too. Barlow had hard luck in not securing a score in the first spell. Baird kicked the ball hard. Bill Stead put in a nice run. If he had gone on instead of passing he would have got a score. The Blues seemed paralysed. What’s up with your foot, Bill ? You were running lame. Bert Stead was in groat form, and saved his team time and again. The genial sec. of the Star, “Gillie,” more than held his own in the barracking lino in the pavilion. WAIKIWI v. PIRATES. Waikiwi all over the Blacks. ‘ Pirates reckon Waikiwi -are a lot of cannibals. .Jerry and Co. shouldn’t start rough play. Let the other side hoe it in first —then have a cut. McNeece found his right place at last. He played a clinking game all through as wing forward. Pres. Lennie and Supporter Curtis had a lively time from Waikiwi barracket's. Glasgow should make a great improvement in the Star pack. They want a good leader—someone to talk. Were yon pleased with the win, “Cob.” McKenzie, for a now beginner did very well, but was nervous, and speculated too often. Take the ball on the full, Mac. It is reported that one of the Pirates wanted to fig-ht after the match. This isi not sport. That sort of thing should be left to the local Boxing Association. Pirate forwards, without Robinson,
Whitaker, Organ, West, and Hansen, were lost. Pyle the erstwhile junior, played a great game, and thoroughly justified his inclusion. Alex. McNeece’s try was a splendid effort, and shows that he knows something about the art of cutting in.
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Football., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 5, 4 May 1907
Football. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 5, 4 May 1907
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