November 25 1944
NZ Service beaten again by South Africa
Much about this February 25 game was the same as for the previous encounter:
- The venue, Richmond Athletic Ground.
- Proceeds were still in aid of New Zealand Services Institute Sports Fund.
- The programme price remained at 3d.
- The Air Raid Shelters were still located just outside the ground, behind the grandstand.
- The team captains were the same, W/Cmdr. P Hopkins (RAF) for South Africa, F/O J H MacDonald (from the Marlborough family that has produced a number of NZ Maori representatives and an All Black in Leon MacDonald) for New Zealand.
- There were changes to both playing XVs but not many, so the unchanged result was not unexpected.
Scorers for NZ Services.
M P Goddard and J L Greyburn tries. J H MacDonald Conversion.