February 8 1919

NZ Army beat United Services at Torquay.

In their 3rd match the NZ Army team had their second win, 9 – 0 over United Services at Torquay before a crowd boosted by New Zealand servicemen from the surrounding area. Whilst not as clearcut as their 22 – 3 defeat of Monmouthshire a week before the three tries to none was nevertheless a satisfactory result.


Percy Storey - try scorer.

“NEW ZEALAND RUGBY WIN.

(Received 2.30 p.m.) LONDON, February 9- At Rugby football to-day the New Zealanders defeated the United Services at Torquay by 9 points to nil. The spectators included hundreds of New Zealanders from neighbouring camps. — (A. and N.Z. Cable.)”

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AS19190210.2.73&cl=&srpos=0&e=——-10–1—-0–&st=1

There were eleven past or future All Blacks in the New Zealand team and two of them, Percy Storey and “Moke” Belliss, scored tries.

The four non All Blacks were:

P Tureia, a five eight from Poverty Bay who represented that union 1920 to 1927 and captained NZ Maori against the Springboks in 1921. A Poverty Bay selector 1931-32 he served with the 28th Maori Battalion in World War II and was killed in action in Libya in 1941.

The other three were forwards: Roy Sellars, who had represented Auckland in 1913 and NZ Maori in 1912-13, Jack Kissick, Taranaki 1911-15,21-22,24 and R W Bilkey, a try scorer in this match, who was an Auckland representative 1912-14 and appeared for NZ Universities in 1913.


The teams.