February 6 1936
Exciting win for NZU team in Tokyo.
Owing to sickness, team altered considerably. Gillies replaced by Jones, Stace replaced by Eade, Simmers replaced by Hudson. Every available man is playing. Match a very exciting one in spite of the heavy field. Final score 22 – 17. McAuliffe and Parsons played very sound games. Scorers; Jones, Watt, Laney, Thomas, McAuliffe and Wilson. Bush converted 2 tries. Brilliant try by Watt who ran 3/4 of length of field evading tacklers all the way was the feature of the days play.”
From: Diary of NZU forward W H K Simmers.