March 3 1945
NZ Services travel to Paris.
For this match and trip the team’s leading personalities were mostly available. Eric Grant (captain), Morrie Goddard, Roy Roper, Clive Geary in the backs, Frank Crist, Ray Dalton and Rod McKenzie in the forwards were key contributors during the season and all made the trip to Paris.
NZ Services 11: R A Roper try, W F Crist 2 pen., conversion.
Paris University 12.
1944-45 was very much a “win some, lose some” sort of season for NZ Services. They played 20 matches, winning nine and drawing one. The season started badly, losing the first five games but results improved markedly in the second half of the season.