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RUGBY.

AUSTRALIAN TEAM IN NEW ZEALAND. I

MATCH AGAINST THE COLONY.

HOME TEAM WIN BY 14 POINTS TO 8.

WELLINGTON, Sunday.

! Thirty six hours rain flooded tho lower parts of the Dunedin Caledonian ground, where the football match I between Australia and New Zealand was to be played Tho area was almost under water, and the Otago I Union committee wished to postpone the match, but

the Australians were very leen on plajing, so they decided that the gamo should take place on Tshuna Park. Rain continued, and made thb ground »cry

.soft.

The teams were -

I Now Aaland -Hill bael, Turtill, three quarters,

Ollray, McKenzie, Mcpherson, five eighths, Wrigley, Smith, half back, Buigcss forwards, Dodd, \\atkin, Cross, Purdue (2), J Spencer, francis, A McMlnu

Australia -Full back Penman, three quarters, Wick ham, Mae Smith, Bodo Smith, and Russell, hulvis, Anlczark, Bore, forwards, Burden, Clarkcn, Oxlade, Judd, Richards, Hirschberg, Swanncll, and Lucas.

The visitors had the advantago of a strong wind in the first spell Nsw Zealand immediately attacked strongly, then from a free kick at half way Wickham, for Australia made au excellent though unsuccessful kick at goal Good passing nnd a forward rush again put the visitors on the defensive, and Wrigley scored a try, from which no goal WOB kicked.

New Zealand, three points to nil

Anlczark, with a fine kick shifted the play Into the enemy's 25s and a long kick by Penman gained moro ground The ball came out from a scrum to the AUB tralian three-quarters, and McLean scored Wickham

failed to convert

New Zealand, titree points, Australia, tarreo points Play became faster, the ball travelling from end to end until the New Zealand forwards made a deter mined rush, carrying all before them, and Australia

forced

Just beforo the spell ended Australia very nearly scored, the Now Zealand full back forcing just in

timo

Tim second «pell opened with fast pla} hy Loth

teams Wickham was collared dangerously near too Australian line, but he relieved the situation hy a good kick The visiting full back and B Smith -hen got in a lot of work ind did it well Good play took place In neutral ground till offside by Oxliidc let î.crw Zealand get avvav McMmn dribbled to the line and . picking up scored Again no goal was kicked

New Zealand, BK points, Australia three points.

Offside play hi Claricin nullified the advantage gained by the visitors, and the local men got very aggressive McMinn scored, and again the try w"s

I unconverted

New Zealand, nine points to three

Soon nftenvards good passing enabled Cross to score for New Zealand, and this time Francis kiel ed a

goal

After good play by Anlezark, Smith, and McLean, from which Australia were unfortunate in getting no score, the game ended

New Zealand, 14, Australia, 3

AUSTRALIANS' RECORD Or THF TOUR

Against Wellington, Wairarapa, and Horowhcima, lost

by 7 to 23

Again Nelson, nest Coast, Buller, and Marlborough,

lost bj 3 to 12

Against Canterbury, lost by 3 to 8

Against New Zealand, lost by 3 to 14

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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
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