February 17 1945

NZ Services have 5th win over Guys Hospital

NZ Services beat regular opponents Guys Hospital at Honor Oak Park 17 – 9 on February 17 1945. It was the side’s 6th meeting since 1941 and the New Zealanders 5th win.


Rod McKenzie - All Black veteran.

Results

                                    NZ Services                         Guys Hospital

 13/12/1941                17                                            6

17/10/1942                11                                            0

30/1/1943                  0                                              23

12/2/1944                  13                                            11

26/2/1944                  9                                              8

17/2/1945                  17                                            9

All matches were played at Honor Oak Park. NZ Services scored 67 points, Guys Hospital 57. Most of the matches were played in January or February and possibly there would have been a further match in 1946 had NZ Services been still operating. With the war over and military personnel returning home the NZ Services last match was on January 5 1946.

17/2/1945.

NZ Services 17.

M V Hill, A G Hunter tries. J D Ridland dropped goal W F Crist 2 con.

Guys Hospital 9.

 It was not the strongest NZ Services line-up for this match but included past All Black Rod McKenzie (1934-38) and one for the future, Roy Roper (1949-50).