November 12 1888

Natives romp home at Newcastle

After suffering their heaviest defeat to date, 3 – 14 to Halifax Wanderers two days previously, the Natives responded with a handsome win over Newcastle and Districts, 14 (five tries) – 0. It turned out this was their biggest win in Britain.

credits Arthur Swan records The Teams.

“THE MAORI FOOTBALLERS. SPLENDID VICTORY OVER NEWCASTLE,

London, November 12. The Maori footballers succeeded in. defeating the Newcastle district team easily by four goals and two tries, The Newcastle team did not score at all.

(special to press association.)

(Received November 14th, 11.54 p.m.)”

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“The immediate response of the tourists (to their defeat at Halifax) was to achieve their biggest winning margin in Britain,, scoring five tries to trounce Newcastle and Districts 14 – 0 on 12 November”.

From “Forerunners of the All Blacks” by Greg Ryan. Published 1993 by Canterbury University Press. P. 58

 “Smarting under our last defeat our boys fairly romped home winners.

Score: Natives – 4 goals, 2 tries.

Newcastle & Districts – Nil.”

Back from injury, Tom Ellison scored in this match
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From “RUGBY FOOTBALL AND THE TOUR OF THE NATIVE TEAM”, compiled by T Eyton. Published 1896.