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I THE ALL BLACKS.
A HOLLOW VICTORY.
LAST MATCH OF TOUR.
For their defeat In the test match series the visiting New Zealand Rugby Union foot- ballers had a full measure of revenge in the last fixture of the tour against a second New
South Wales fifteen at the Manly Oval yes-
terday Playing the fast, oien football which supporters of the game always associate with All Black teams, they registered a runaway
win of 56 points to 19
The New Zealandcrs fielded a strong com- bination, practically the best available Their opponents were mostly >oung players w o wore wearing the blue jersey foi the first time, and lacked the experience effectively to repel the almost continuous Black attack Ten minutes after the kick-off-how they were kept out for that length of time 1B something of a inysterv- they opened their scoring, and thenceforward threw the ball about or took it on the toe In a manner which bewildered the home defence The nature of the game did not vary until towards the close when the visitors, fatigued from theil scoring efforts, slackened up, and the Blues took a turn in the scoring The New Zealand forwards were koonnesB personified the New South Wales pack nevei moved together with the same compactness and were left in the shade by the lightning-like manner in which their rivals broke away from the serum, and away from the heavy ruck work In fact, there was scarcely a passing movement bv the Blacks In which at least several of the forwards figured, while In the greatest number of caseB they were there to score The backs gave an immeasurably better dkplay thau In any of the preceding matches, and somo of their flying, passing rushes were reminiscent of the "fireworks' which the New Zealanders of the old school were wont to provide That was In attack had they been called upon to exert anj strenuous measures of defenco their honours would have been probably a good dei! less, for their tackling w s for the most pait indifferent Lindsov, the New South Wales hook, got the ball from the scrum fairly regu- larly, but the New South Wales three-quarter line managed to dissipate Its many chances It Jjad not the dash and workmanship of the star Blue back division, and its movements
were easily checked
There was little doubt that the final scores would have shown a greater disparity had Steel, the speedy Blick winger, boen given an occasional opportunity Regarded as one of the finest try-getting three-quarters that the Dominion has produced, he haB been llteially starved of chances dur- ing the tour Mark Nicholls and Dick- enson distinguished themselves by their tr'cky and elusive runs, but had a tendency to subordinate team play to Individual efforts Like the bocks, the forwards were wonderful opportunists, and quite a number of their tries were gained as the result of mistakes b> their opponents The bulk of their try-betters went across unopposed and scored between the posts Mark Nicholls consequently had a field day of goal-kicking, no fewer than 20 points
coming from hiß boot
Although outclassed, the Blues stuck man- fully to their guns Louden, Douglas, Es re, and Llndsav were the pick of an honest, hard- working pack while Black, Minga*,, Cooney, and Dawson played well among the backs The game was witnessed by several thousand en- thusiasts'who, in spite of the one-sided nature of the play, found much to interest them dur-
ing the afternoon
New South Wales-bull back, G C Walker three quarters 1 J Burrowes, It C Cooney, 1 Dawson, 1 H Black, the eighth K Chambers halfback, V Mingay foi wards, F rvre, C I indray, A B Erby, T H Holdsworth W Douglas, A li Thom, G K M'lvav, D II Loudon (captain)
New 7ealand -Mill bick, li Bell three quarters, J Steel W A Jon! G Dickenson five eights M Nicholls, B O Mathieson half back H F Mchollä; forwards, S Shearer U P Calcinai, 1! Masters J niclnrdson, h Cupples X White, L Peterson, win« forward, L A Bellis (captain)
The play liad not lone been In progress after the change of ends when some great footwork bj Peterson gave Whyte a clear opening to score Dickenson's op purtumty c-nnc when, after securing well Inside half waj, he went ahead towards the open goal, and in a fine feinting run shook off the opposition, and scored for Nicholls to corvert Two minutes later the Blacks were oier again 1' Nicholls starting a forward rush, which culrrlneted in Cvipples going across for a con verteil try Then Whvte got hi« second tri, after a. liealr move, In which Bell and Bcllls were prominent
Nicholls gonled At this stace the visitors' run o' accring received a severe setback Mlncav net hu hicks moving nicclj and Black took a difficult high pass to score n splendid trv in the corner Eyre failed from a difficult angle Chamber", who hnd been plav
Inc well at fullback, gained considerable ground with a resolute run from his own goal line to past half way, and then passed to Fvre, who showed 4 great tun* of speed to score Mlngnj filled at goal Then followed onotrer brilliant three quarter nish bv the Blues and Black wns over in the comer again Thom who hid been in the thick of everything, gooled with » great kick from a difficult ancle lust on full time ford 'speculated' vigorously and fol'oued on smartly to score a rather lucky trv which Nicholls converted
After eight minutes of even exchanges the New South Wales forwards with Douglas and M'Kay <n the van, carne awav with a fine dribbling rush »no the lastmentloned dived foran excellent try Mingay failed to convert Burowes and Coonev were con- spicuous in several good but fruitless run« and then the Black half hack sold n neat "dummv" and made a fine onenlng for Bellis to score between the post» Mark Mcholls was successful with the kick The same plaver a few minutes later was npnlauled for a great dodgy run from 40 yards out which resulted in a trv hut he missed the goal Steel, from just Inside halfwav, kicked a great penalty goal, and the New /ealandcrs led 11 to 3 Peterson o star in the line outs and alwavs on the ball «as the next scorer and Meliolls ad led the maior points with an easy kick Then Richardson (his seventh of the tour) and Win te scored tries both of which Nicholls con- verted Hlchanlson, who had plaved with characteristic virility and intelligence, retired with an Injured sholl] der and Williams took hi-, place The game took rather a dramitlc turn when the Blue forwards, with Douglas conspicuous caine through splendidly, and Coonev was on hand to score Mingay gol!«! The home team suffered a severe loss when Walker the sound and resour-eful full hack was forced to retire P Tindale of North Svdncv took his place Tust before half time Mark Nicholls sent out a long pa«s to Ford on the wing, and another try was recorded Nicholls goaled At the intcna! the scores were - New Zealand, 31* New South Wales, 8