|Wairarapa Rugby Union|
|(Founded , 1886 ; Original Member NZRU )|
|Headquarters : Masterton|
Ranfurly Shield Match #72
3rd June 1925
HAWKE’S BAY 22, WAIRARAPA 3
For Hawke’s Bay: B.A.Grenside (2), JJ.Mill, C.J.Brownlie and M. Mahoney, tries
H.H. Wylie, goal from a Mark; George Nepia and L.A. Miller, conversions.
For Wairarapa: Frank Booth, penalty.
Referee: F.C. Atkinson (Wanganui).
THE RANFURLY SHIELD. RETAINED BY HAWKE’S BAY
WAIRARAPA TEAM BEATEN, TWENTY-TWO POINTS TO THREE.
[BY TELEGRAPH. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.] NAPIER. Wednesday.
The first Ranfurly Shield match of the season was played here to-day in fine but dull weather.
Hawke’s Bay (holders) defeated Wairarapa by 22 points to 3. The ground was a trifle heavy following recent rains.
The attendance was close upon 10,000. Hawke’s Bay kicked off and the first open movement came when, from a scrum, Mill set his backs going, all of whom handled until Grenside took the ball offside.
The resultant free kick took play to midfield. A spell of forward play followed, during which the defenders were awarded two free kicks for off-side breaches.
Yates got down to a loose Wairarapa forward movement effectively. Play, however, remained in Hawke’s Bay territory until Cyril Brownlie appeared where his opponents did not expect him and cleared.
From a scrum near midfield Desmond came away with the ball at his feet but Paewae intercepted beautifully and play went into the challengers’ territory where Nepia had an unsuccessful long shot from a free kick.
Hawke’s Bay attacked but tho Wairarapa forwards several times came through a line-out by which means ground was made. There was little advantage to either side in an exchange of kicks.
A series of line-outs and scrums characterized the next ten minutes. Then Kivell found an opening but Gemmell lost the ball on the line and a force-down resulted. Pirst Blood to Challengers.
The Wairarapa forwards came through splendidly and reached Hawke’s Bay territory. A free kick in an easy position gave F. Booth a chance and Wairarapa drew first blood.
- Wairarapa 3 Hawke’s Bay 0
Falwasser then originated a’movement which ended in Grenside scoring after several backs and forwards had handled Nepia missed the kick.
- Wairarapa 3 Hawke’s Bay 3
Desmond continued to lead his forwards in penetrating loose work which called for solid defence from the Hawke’s Bay backs. Kivell got another chance and this time passed in well, with the result that several handled until Mill cleverly dummied his way left and right out of the loose pack and scored under the posts. Nepia converted.
- Hawke’s Bay 8 Wairarapa 3
Half-time soon followed. Early in the second half tho superiority of the defenders became more marked, and the Hawke’s Bay attack worried Wairarapa. Mill smartly secured from a scrum near the line and let Grenside over. Yates missed the kick.
- Hawke’s Bay 11 Wairarapa 3
The Concluding Stages. For a brief spell Wairarapa attacked and Falwasser was compelled to force. A long kick by Nepia took the ball up field. From a line-out Wylie passed to Brownlie, who gathered with one hand and scored. Yates missed the kick.
- Hawke’s Bay 14 Wairarapa 3
When next in striking distance Nepia attempted to pot a goal but was unsuccessful. The visitors valiantly assailed the home territory, but the backs did not shine and the defenders were really not seriously hampered. Wylie marked well out in front of the posts and placed a good goal.
- Hawke’s Bay 17 Wairarapa 3
The visiting forwards continued to shine in loose work and! were unfortunate in not having more assistance. Otherwise their attacking movements might have borne fruit. Falwasser followed up his own kick before stumbling, and then , Mahoney took up the running and scored. Miller converted.
- Hawke’s Bay 22 Wairarapa 3
Fortunes fluctuated during the remaining stages of tho game without further score.
THE RANFURLY SHIELD.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 19035, 4 June 1925
1925 MATCH RECORD
Played 14 – Won 9 – Drew 1 – Lost 4 – Pts For 228 – Pts Agst 149
4. July 29 v. , at Masterton
Won 40 to 12
C.Stringfellow (2), J.G.Donald (2), M.Parker, R.Jury, J.Wyber and A.Desmond, tries
N.Hood, dropped goal; F.Booth, 6 conversions.
Referee: Mr.H.J.McKenzie (Wairarapa).
|Wairarapa REPRESENTATIVES 1925|
|Versus (Appearances Match # )||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14|
|N.Hood||Mast. Red Star||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|L.Neighbours||Mast. Red Star||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Seymour Willoughby||Red Star||X||X||X||X||X|
|+ A replacement during the match|