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Ranfurly Shield Challenge #4 – 21st June 1924 – Match Report


Ranfurly Shield Match # 68  – 21st June 1924
Hawkes Bay 46 – 10 Poverty Bay
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Referee: Mr G. A. Maddison (Hawkes Bay)

Poverty Bay were the next challengers to meet the full fury of Hawke’s Bay, being annihilated at McLean Park, Napier.

Five of the six All Blacks took the field, Paewai nursing an injured shoulder. George Nepia, making his first appearance at fullback for his union was in magnificent form.

The halftime score was 13-0. Grenside (4), McNab (2), C. J. Brownlie (2), Ormond, Falwasser and Kivell were the scorers of the Bay’s 11 tries, Nepia converting two and a penalty goal, Mill converting two and Irvine one. R. Whaitiri and Scott were Poverty Bay’s try-getters, Tureia converting two.

Hawke’s Bay: H. G. Nepia*; B. A. Grenside, W. P. Barclay, A. C. Falwasser; N. L. Kivell, J. Mardon; J. J. Mill*; J. Walkert, S. W. Gemmell*, J. Ormond*, C. J. Brownlie*, J. A. McNab, M. J. Brownlie* (capt.), A. Kirkpatrick, W. R. Irvine*.

Poverty Bay: W. J. Langlands; H. Harris, V. S. Caulton, R. Whaitiri; P. Tureia, J. Mouat; Piki Smith; C. N. Deveryt, T. Morgan, A. Matthews, M. Whaitiri, L. R. Stichbury, J. H. Scott (capt.), E. R. Thomas, E. Torrie.

The referee was Mr G. A. Maddison of Hawke’s Bay.

McNab had represented North Island this year. On 26 July, Wairarapa drew with Hawke’s Bay, 13 each at Masterton.

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