January 17 1899

“Natives” have good win in friendly Warrington.

 

After a draw at Stockport and loss at Castleford the Natives were pleased to get back on track with a clear cut win at Warrington. It was a timely result with a return match with Yorkshire just two days away.

Tabby Wynyard - three tries.

MAORI FOOTBALLERS.

London, January 17.

At Warrington, Lancashire, the Maori footballers defeated the local Club by two goals and a try to a try.

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“Approaching the return match against Yorkshire on 19 January, the tourists had a loss and a win. At Castleford each side scored three tries, but the home team achieved a flattering 9-3 result with superior goal-kicking. At Warrington, where the team met one of their friendliest receptions in Britain, Tabby Wynyard scored a hat-trick of tries in an encouraging 7-1 win.”

From “Forerunners of the All Blacks” by Greg Ryan. Published 1993 by Canterbury University Press. P. 81.

 “MATCH No. 44 – versus WARRINGTON at WARRINGTON,

JANUARY 17.

Score: Natives – 2 goals, I try.

Warrington – 1 try.

Met a great reception at Warrington, and parted on the best of terms.”


The teams.

From “RUGBY FOOTBALL AND THE TOUR OF THE NATIVE TEAM”, compiled by T Eyton. Published 1896.P. 49.