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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.


Sports Editor

Auckland ran out easy winners of the North Island Universities quadrangular rugby tournament held at Easter when it beat Waikato 24-3 in the final at College Rifles Park, Remuera, Auckland.

Victoria lost the first game of the tournament to Auckland 9-11 in the main fixture on Saturday.

Overall the match was an even encounter with the forward packs keenly contesting all aspects of play.

Unfortunately the forward play of both sides deteriorated to scrappiness later on in the game and the backlines offered little in variation of attacking moves.

The scorers were Auckland 11 (P. Cooney, W. Peters tries; R. Peters penalty goal and conversion), Victoria 9 (M. Williment three penalty goals).

Waikato beat Massey 14-8 on Saturday and went into the final against Auckland.

Victoria played Massey on the Monday, gaining a decisive victory over Massey 20-0.

The big Victoria team carried loo many guns for the smaller Massey team with All Blacks Gerald Kember and Mick Williment leading the way.

Williment scored 14 points with his boot, while Kember at second five-eighth was the nucleus of many attacking backline movements.

Victoria's half-back R. Barlow, supplied with plenty of ball by a hardworking Vic pack, gave good service to his backline.

Scores: Victoria 20 (M. Sayers and G. Kember tries; M. Williment four penalties and one conversion); Massey 0.

Victoria's squad was: M. Williment, A. Osborne, G. Wallis, I. Uttley, D. Heather, G. Kember, R. Barlowc, R. Trott, D. Barton, J. Kirkby, J. Tovey, C. Balasoglou, R. Gregory, P. Barrett, I. McDonald, J. Smith, D. Howman, M. Luckman, C. Sutton, B. Blake, M. McKee, M. Chadman, M. Sayers, P. Churchouse.