April 16 1919
New Zealand win King’s Cup.
NEW ZEALANDERS’ VICTORY.
AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND CABLE ASSOCIATION.) • LONDON. 17th April.
In the Rugby match, played at Twickenham, New Zealand beat England by nine points to three. The New Zealanders’ . superiority surprised everybody. They mastered the Home team in every department. The ball was seldom in the New Zealand half. The forwards played a magnificent game, repeatedly storming the English line.
LONDON, 17th April. The King will attend Twickenham on Saturday to present the cup to the New Zealand Rugby captain after the match between New Zealand and France.”
New Zealand results in King’s Cup matches were:
v Royal Air Force Won 22 – 3
v Canadian Expeditionary Force Won 11 – 0
v South African Forces Won 14 – 5
v Mother Country Won 6 – 3
v Australian Imperial Forces Won 5 – 6
v Mother Country (final) Won 9 – 3. W A Ford, A P Singe tries. L B Stohr pen. goal.
The King’s Cup returned to New Zealand and is competed for annually by the New Zealand Army, Navy and Air Force.