February 11 1936

NZ Universities win again after short turnaround.


Despite playing two days before and then travelling the following day the Universities were relatively untroubled to record another win, this time 23 – 8 against All Kansai Student XV.

Colin Gillies - try scorer.

“10/2 /36
Left Tokyo 9am for Kyoto and Nara arr. 6pm. Team for match vs All Kansai selected; Tricklebank, Watt, Lewis, Grant, Wild,Gillies, McAuliffe,Laney, Burke, Wilson, Hudson, Simmers, Drake, Eade, Stace, [ Bush, Parsons, Fookes, McVeagh, Chapman, Thomas all on injured list. Most of colds now better.]

11/2 /36

Morning very dull – snow threatening.
Afternoon- match vs Kansai Universities on the Hanazona ground which was in excellent condition. We played a very half-hearted game due mainly to tiredness after strenuous test match on Sunday and long trip on Monday. Certainly had much the better of it though and won 23 – 8. Gillies, McAuliffe, Wild and Stace scored. Tricklebank converted all tries and one penalty. He played a very sound game.”

From: Diary of NZU forward W H K Simmers.

The teams.