April 19 1919
SERVICE FOOTBALL .
NEW ZEALAND BEATS FRANCE 20 POINTS TO 3.
“LONDON, April 23.
Playing at Twickenham, the New Zealand Rugby football team defeated France by 20 points to 3.
Fifteen thousand spectators attended the match. Sir Douglas Haig was accompanied by the King, who shook hands with the players. Play was even in the first half. The Frenchmen opened, scoring with a try. Singe shortly afterwards equalised matters, Stohr’s kick at goal failing. In the second half the New Zealanders quickly assumed and maintained the upper hand. Hazell, West, Kissick, Brown, and Ford scored tries, Ryan converting the last. The New Zealanders were in superb condition, and their sounder knowledge of the game gave them a distinct advantage. Before the match, the King congratulated the New Zealanders on winning the inter-services tournament, and handed the cup to Ryan, the captain of the team. A New Zealand team also beat Cardiff by 21 points to 3.—(A. and N.Z. Cable.)”