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TAURANGA, Tues day (AAP). — A lucky bounce allowed Austra lia to draw with a de

termined Bay of Plenty side at the Tauranga Domain today.

In a hard, bruising rugby ! union encounter, each side ■ scored a converted try.

The lucky bounce came in the 20th minute of the : second half, with Bay of i Plenty leading 6-0, when

from an orthodox back : movement Wallaby centre

David Burnet ticked : through.

The ball fell short of

1 Bay full-back Bruce Trask,

1 and Burnet — one of the i fastest Wallabies —

scooped it up, evaded

Trask, and dived over the line between the posts.

Neither side really de served to win the game. Both squandered opportu nities through ovcr-kicking (Bay of Plenty) or bad handling (Australia).

The rucks were fast and furious, and the Bay of Plenty pack gave the Aus

tralians some hard lessons.

The Bay forwards won 18 rucks to eight.

Full-back Arthur McGill was the star of the Wal laby side. His tackling — unlike the rest of the team — was sound, his line kick ing accurate, and he marked the bail with assur ance and skill.

Former All Black flanker Alan McNaughton gave the Australian scrum-half Gary Grey a trying day.

Australian five-eighth Geoff Richardson had an other solid game and im proved his chances of Test selection.

Scorers: Australia: D. Burnet, try; A. McGill, conversion. Bay of Plenty: G. Moore, try; B. Trask,


Team change

WELLINGTON, NZ, Tuesday (AAP). — One change was made today in the All Blacks rugby team to play Australia in the first Test in Wellington on Saturday. Half-back Bob Burgess withdrew from the side after an influenza at tack and was replaced by John Dougan.

Digitisation generously supported by
Mr Stephen Yorke
Digitisation generously supported by
Mr Stephen Yorke