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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920

Senior XV

Senior XV.

The first competition match was played on May 1st against Wellington, and resulted in a somewhat easy victory by 26 to nil.

v. Poneke; Athletic Park, May 15th. The team failed to show the expected form and was defeated by 20 to 3.

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v. Auckland University College. This match was played at Auckland on May 22nd, in wet weather. Owing to the late commencement the match was finished in semi-darkness. Auckland won by 19 to 9.

v. Selwyn. Played at Kelburn Park on May 29th. Lost S-15. v. Canterbury University College. Played at Athletic Park on. Tune 3rd, as a curtain raiser to the Wellington v. Canterbury representative match. Neither side played very good football, and we eventually won by 23-1).

v. Athletic. This game was played at Petone on June 5th, and after a fast game we defeated what was then the leading team in the competition by 10-8.

v. Berhampore. Wakefield Park, on June 12th. Won 12-5.

v. Petone, at Petone, on June 19th. The game was fast and open, and it was only in the closing stages that our opponents gained the upper hand. Lost 3-19. "

v. Berhampore, Wakefield Park, July 3rd. Draw 13-13. v. Athletic. This match was played in the mud at Athletic Park on July 10th. Play ceased by mutual consent some minutes before time was up. Lost 0-8.

v. Wellington. Played on Kelburn Park on July 17th. Won 5-0. v. Oriental. Lyall Bay, on July 24th. After a strenuous game, in which Aitken and Siddells were hurt and had to retire, we were defeated 0-6.

v. Petone. This match was played at Petone on July 31st. The team was very weak owing to injuries received in other matches. Lost 6-46.

v. Auckland University College. Newtown Park, August I4tb. A mud scramble. Drawn 3-3.