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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1933. Volume 4. Number 6.

Weir Defeats St. John's in Rugby Game — House Backs in form — Weir v. St. Johns

Weir Defeats St. John's in Rugby Game

House Backs in form

Weir v. St. Johns.

On 9th September, the first Saturday after vacation, a fairly strong team from the House met a representative team from St. John's Hostel in a football match on Kelburn Park. The House lined out as under:

Ewing, McNaught, Sainsbury, Wild, Donovan, Shaw, Willis, O'Shea, Eade, Bradshaw, Gray, Carlyon, Brown, Thurston, and O'Connor.

The game was of an open nature, due mainly to the fact that most of the House forwards left the packing to someone else, and preferred to play as extra half-backs, with the result that the visiting forwards did well in keeping the ball in the tight. Had the visitors fielded backs of a penetrating type, the score would undoubtedly have been different. The House backs made several good passing rushes, and much amusement was caused when Donovan with a clear field, tripped over a few blades of grass. The final score was 17-11 in favour of Weir, and Mr. Cooke held the whistle. Later a very welcome afternoon tea was served in the Common Room, and everyone agreed that it was a pleasant game, and it is hoped that this match will be made an annual fixture.