February 24 1945

NZ Services squeeze past Oxford University.

With a team that included four backs and a forward making their only appearance of the season NZ Services still managed a narrow 14 – 11 win against Oxford University, in Oxford.

 A factor in the team chosen for this match may have that next the Saturday NZ Services were to play Paris University in Paris, a season highlight., and one that may had possible players working duty rosters, leave schedules etc to make themselves available.

Ray Dalton – try scorer

NZ Services stalwarts who played at Oxford included Clive Geary, Frank Crist, Ray Dalton (a try scorer on the day) and N A Elmes, who also scored.


NZ Services 14: A G Robertson, R A Dalton and N A Elmes tries. W F Crist, pen. goal and conversion.

Oxford University 11.