February 6 1936

Exciting win for NZU team in Tokyo.

A depleted N Z Universities defeated Waseda University 22-17. Despite a heavy field it turned out to be a good game of rugby.

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Jim Watt - brilliant try.

“6/2/36
Owing to sickness, team altered considerably. Gillies replaced by Jones, Stace replaced by Eade, Simmers replaced by Hudson. Every available man is playing. Match a very exciting one in spite of the heavy field. Final score 22 – 17. McAuliffe and Parsons played very sound games. Scorers; Jones, Watt, Laney, Thomas, McAuliffe and Wilson. Bush converted 2 tries. Brilliant try by Watt who ran 3/4 of length of field evading tacklers all the way was the feature of the days play.”


The teams.

From: Diary of NZU forward W H K Simmers.