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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 6 (October 24, 1926)

Myers Cup Rugby Contests — Newmarket the Victors

Myers Cup Rugby Contests
Newmarket the Victors.

Annually since 1921, in which year the late Sir Arthur Myers presented a cup to be competed for by the various Railway Workshops in New Zealand, Newmarket and Petone Workshops representatives have tried conclusions for the trophy. Newmarket has four wins to its credit, Petone one and one match was drawn. The scores in the matches to date are as follows:—

(Newmarket mentioned first in each case).— 1921, 21—3; 1922, 9—5; 1923, 6—3; 1924, 5—8; 1925, 3—3; 1926, 13—0.

Each team travels in alternate years. Keen rivalry exists between the two shops and the contest is a popular event. In addition to the benefit derived from the game itself these inter-shop visits give the men opportunities for meeting other employees, examining their methods, and exchanging ideas. Such competitions are obviously beneficial to all concerned and should be encouraged. Newmarket and Petone are awaiting challenges from other shops for the Myers Cup. They think there are others who possess rugby players competent to make a bold bid for the trophy.