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The Spike or Victoria College Review October 1929

Australian University Match

Australian University Match.

On the 22nd May the Australian Universities' team opened its tour by playing V.U.C. V.U.C. played in white jerseys, as the visitors' colours were green. This match was well page 58 below standard, but was exciting owing to the closeness of the scores. It was not until half the second spell had passed that V.U.C. opened its account by a heady try by Blakeney. The Greens soon equalised the score by an excellent cut-in by D. Kennedy, one of the visiting centres. Play became very exciting then, with both sides out for a win. The defence and tackling, however, was wonderful, and it was not until an infringement occurred that the visitors were able to score the winning points, Lamport, the visiting captain, making no mistake with a kick under the posts. Soon after time was sounded, when the foreign green had triumphed. This was the only match they won. and though it is hard to think they won it against us, we must give them credit for the hard and fast game they played. A dinner was given at Barrett's, where, after several speeches, the visitors were taken to the Lyttelton ferry, where we gave them a rousing send-off.