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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1908

Third XV

Third XV.

V.C. v. Kir Ora. Won (by default.)

V.C. v. Melrose. Lost 32—3. Played with twelve men in first spell. Afterwards reduced to eleven. O'Reilly's nether garments gave out. Inder kicked a penalty.

V.C. v. Poneke. Won (by default.)

V.C. v. Johnsonville. Lost 8—3. Our team very tired. Johnsonville played short. Phillips scored try after good dash from 25-line.

V.C. v. Railway. Lost 6—0. Only three third-class men took part in this match, the remainder of the team consisting of Professor Hunter and eleven fourth-class men. Play all through was of a scrambling nature, but finally our condition gave out, and the other side put on a couple of tries in the last ten minutes.

V.C. v. Oriental. Drawn 0—0. Twelve men on each side lined up, after much consultation, on a field half of which was at least six inches under water. Skinner touched down in the corner, but lost the ball immediately after and no score was given, while our opponents kicked "a poster" right on the call of time. A draw was a fitting result of a very fast and even game.

V.C. v. Southern. Won (by default.)

V.C. v. St. Johns. Won 13—0. Full team for once owing to Juniors having finished their games. Tries scored by Eating, Burnett and A. Rutherford. Randrup potted a goal.

V.C. v. Wellington. Lost 9—3. Played under water. Wellington played number of junior players. A. Rutherford swam in for us.