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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1909

Second Fifteen

Second Fifteen.

The success of the Second Fifteen was not as great as might have been expected considering the fact that the Club decided at the commencement of the season to enter only three page 38 teams—a senior, a third grade, and a fourth grade—for the Rugby Union's competitions. The first match of the season was played at Miramar on 24th April against the Selwyn Third Fifteen and resulted in a win for College by twelve points to six. The following team donned the4 green jersey in the first match—Lyon, Inder, Hamilton, Duncan, Edie, Phillips, Enting, Jackson, Leary, Daniell, lynch, Ramsay, Randrup, Russel and Cash. If this team could have been retained throughout the season there is letter doubt that their position in the championship would have been considerably higher, but being the surce of supply for the first Fifteen they soon lost the services of Several of their best players. Among these were: Lyon, Duncan, Phillips, Ramsay and Russell. The vacancies thus caused were filled by Dobbie, Richmond, Melody, Hall and Jordan. Eleven matches were played during the season, and of these College won four, drew two, and lost five.

The following is the list of matches played and the result of each:—

V. C. v Selwyn. Won, 12—6. Tries were obtained by Duncan (2) and Lyon. Phillips kicked goal.

V. C. v St. James. Lost, 3—16. Duncan scored a try.

V. C. v Wellington. Won, 11—3. Tries by Enting, Russell and Phillips. Phillips converted Enting's try.

V. C. v Petone. Lost, 6—25. Tries by Daniell and Phillips.

V. C. v Epuni. Lost, 0—19.

V. C. v Kia Ora. Won, 8—5. Tries by Cash and Randrup; Enting converted Cash's try.

V. C. v Upper Hutt. Lost, 0—18.

V. C. v Johnsonville. Drawn, no score.

V. C. v Poneke. Lost, 0—11.

V. C. v Kis Ora. Won by default.

V. C. v Exchange. Drawn, no score.

One other match, a match againt the Stat Boating Club, was to have been played very late in the season when all other games had been finished, but this match was abandoned by mutual consent.