November 12 1888
Natives romp home at Newcastle
“THE MAORI FOOTBALLERS. SPLENDID VICTORY OVER NEWCASTLE,
London, November 12. The Maori footballers succeeded in. defeating the Newcastle district team easily by four goals and two tries, The Newcastle team did not score at all.
(special to press association.)
(Received November 14th, 11.54 p.m.)”
“The immediate response of the tourists (to their defeat at Halifax) was to achieve their biggest winning margin in Britain,, scoring five tries to trounce Newcastle and Districts 14 – 0 on 12 November”.
From “Forerunners of the All Blacks” by Greg Ryan. Published 1993 by Canterbury University Press. P. 58
“Smarting under our last defeat our boys fairly romped home winners.
Score: Natives – 4 goals, 2 tries.
Newcastle & Districts – Nil.”
From “RUGBY FOOTBALL AND THE TOUR OF THE NATIVE TEAM”, compiled by T Eyton. Published 1896.