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Sat 16 Jul 2:30 pm H Rundle Cup West Coast 03 - 09
Sat 30 Jul 2:30 pm A Rundle Cup West Coast 09 - 16
Sun 07 Aug 2:30 pm A Seddon Shield Marlborough 08 - 05
Wed 10 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Golden Bay-Motueka 06 - 10
Sun 14 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Nelson 15 - 05
Sat 27 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match New South Wales (Aus) 11 - 25
Sat 03 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Placeholder Inangahua 37 - 03

Two sides came to New Zealand this year — New South Wales and South Africa.

It was the first visit ever to this country by the Springboks, Buller combining with West Coast to play the South Africans at Greymouth; Buller representatives in the XV were A.G.Colvin (Westport), L.Griffiths (Granity Rover), Thos.O’Neill (Westport White Star), L.Palmer (Westport White Star), C.Turnbull (Ngakawau) and C.Whittaker (Ngakawau).

The advent of the New South Wales team produced two “firsts”:
(1) The first time an overseas side had played at Westport;
(2) The first time Buller had competed singly in a match with a touring overseas combination, the XV to field being:

  • H.A.P.Casey (Westport)
  • R.Logan (Westport White Star)
  • Owen Grogan (Westport White Star)
  • L.Griffiths (Granity Rover)
  • L.Palmer (Westport White Star)
  • K.S.Svenson (Westport White Star)
  • N.Borlase (Westport Rival)
  • Thos. O’Neill (Westport White Star)
  • L.Walshe (Westport White Star)
  • A.G.Colvin (Westport)
  • C.McLean (Westport)
  • C.Whittaker (Ngakawau)
  • C.F.Schadick (Westport White Star)
  • W.(“Trussy”)Ryan (Westport White Star)
  • Jos.Mumm (Mokihinui)

ln all, five matches were played by the Union, thus:

v. West Coast At Westport Lost 3 to 9
v. West Coast At Greymouth Won 16 to 9
v. Marlborough At Blenheim Lost 5 to 8 {Seddon Shield}
v. Nelson At Nelson Lost 5 to 15
v. New South Wales At Westport Lost 11 to 25

Another South Island appearance was made by Charles McLean (Westport); it was his second.

Granity Rover Club was re-admitted to the Union, and a new Club in Waimangaroa Club received affiliation.

The Schools, too, were granted representation on the Management Committee in an advisory capacity; Mr B. L. Hoare was the first Delegate from that Society.