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Ranfurly Shield Challenge #2 – 3 August 1913 – Match Report


Ranfurly Shield Match # 29  – 3rd September 1913
Auckland 27 – 03 Poverty Bay
Venue: Alexandra Park, Auckland – Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mr Len Simpson (Taranaki)

Played at Alexandra Park, the result was never in doubt after the first 20 minutes.

Nevertheless the visitors scored first, Kaipara taking a mark five minutes after the start, from which Tate kicked a goal.

Ten minutes later McGregor scored to make it 3-3. By halftime it was 11-3, and thereafter it was all Auckland.

McGregor (2), Macky and Wylie tries, O’Leary three conversions and three penalties, compiling Auckland’s total.

Four changes were made, J. D. Stewart, T. Clifton Webb, J. H. Hall and W. Cunningham* replacing Murray, Olsen, Nesbitt and Wilson.

Poverty Bay:
D. H. Miller; C. Ryland, W. Rukingi, J. Carruthers; A. P. Kaipara (capt.), W. Tate; G. Pollock; T. Duggant, G. Froum, J. Nicolas, J. Prickett, Noble Haenga, Moana Paratene, Peter Murphy, E. McQuarrie.

The referee was Mr Len Simpson of Wellington.

Ryland and Rukingi had been members of the New Zealand Maori team which had toured Australia in June 1913, as had also F. L. Tresize (Auckland).

Extracted from
“Ranfurly Shield Rugby”
first published 1960
Publishers: A.H.Reed & A.W.Reed
by Arthur H.Carmen