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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1913

N.Z. University Football Tour

N.Z. University Football Tour.

This year, owing to difficulties in getting a team away, Sydney University invited the N.Z. University to send a football team to Australia in lieu of their sending a team here. This invitation was gladly accepted by our clubs.

We sent over our best available representatives, and they were successful in winning all their matches. The three matches against Sydney (University were all very evenly con-tested, Sydney leading in every case at the end of the first spell. Rapid scoring on the part of our team in the second spell pulled the game out of the fire in each case. The win again Metropolitan (27—10) is noteworthy, in that it is the first time that a N.Z. University team has beaten a Metropolitan team. Victoria College had six representatives in the team—P. J. Ryan (vice-captain), A. Faire, R. H. Quilliam, P. Sandel, T. Shaw and T. Fawcett. Mr. W Perry acco45mpanied the teamas manager. M. Paulsen, also of Victoria College, who travelled with the team, also played in the last match.

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The members of our team were unanimous in praising the manner in which they had been entertained during their stay in Sydney, special mention being made in every case of Mr. Hyam Marks, President of the Sydney University Football Club. Owing to the prevalence of smallpox, the team was forced to spend another week in Sydney, but the members seemed only too pleased to be able to do so.

It is to be hoped that when the Sydney team visits inhere next year we can send them away with equally pleasant memories.