N.Z. DEFEAT TONGA IN FIRST SCHOOLS TRI NATIONS GAME

A strong N Z Schools Rugby team defeated Tongan Schools 64-0 in the opening game of the series.

This was held at Sunnybank Rugby Club on Thursday 27th September.

The score was in the low twenties at half time with Tonga having little possession and defending strongly.

Tonga were not able to make use of the little possession they gained, with turnovers and the kicking away of possession. NZ had a strong counter attack, going the length of the field from within their own 20m area on several occasion.

Tonga got to the NZ line rarely and on one promising occasion were deprived of a possible try by giving away a penalty on the line.

The next games are–

Monday 1st October–Tennyson

2 p.m. NZ v Australian Barbarians
4 p.m. Australia v Tonga

then–

Saturday 6th October at Ballymore

3.30 p.m. Tonga v Australian Barbarians

5.00 p.m. Australian Schools v New Zealand Schools

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