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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 7 (October 2, 1939)

Visiting Fijians

Visiting Fijians.

When it was announced that a team of Rugby footballers was to come from Fiji to play against minor unions in New Zealand there was little public interest shown, but the performances of the native footballers have made them exceptionally popular and regret has since been expressed that the team was not given more games against major unions. In defeating Auckland–and it was a truly representative Auckland side that went down—the Fijians really accomplished something. Next time a team comes from the Islands the public will demand that stronger opposition be provided these latest recruits to Rugby football.