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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)

Australian Schoolboys on Tour

Australian Schoolboys on Tour.

Recently returned to Australia, the King's School Rugby team reported having had a memorable visit to England, where sixteen matches were played against English public schools. The scheme was an ambitious one— to take a school Rugby team on tour— but the success exceeded wildest anticipations. Of interest to New Zealanders was that the tourists lost only two matches—to Radley and Marlborough Colleges. Captain F. A. M. Webster, noted English athletic coach who assisted S. A. Lay in his preparation before winning the English javelin throwing championship, is associated with Bedford School, which drew 3-all, while one of the masters of Marlborough College is Wilfred Kalaugher, a New Zealand Rhodes scholar. In making a report on the tour, Mr. R. A. O. Martin, manager of the team, stated that English and Australian boys are almost identical physically and have the same outlook on sport—playing for the sake of the game.