The Nelson Photo News

 

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Bays Won The Second Spell

Just as Australia won the second half of the second test against New Zealand in Christchurch, so did Nelson Bays beat the Wallabies in Nelson. But overall, Australia and Nelson Bays shared the same fate: they lost.

From the outset, the Wallabies made good use of the firm Trafalgar Park turf and, as the score steadily mounted, it appeared a record was on the way. At halftime Australia led, 30-0. The fulltime score was 36-7. Australia scored seven tries and four conversions. John Gellatly scored Bays' try and Ian Jaspers kicked a penalty. Nelson Bays' chances received a setback when All Black fullback Trevor Morris withdrew because of an injury he didn't want aggravated before the second test. However, his replacement, Ian Jaspers, played a fine game and did all that could be expected of a fullback.

The Wallabies had some fine individuals in their backline, with centre Dave Burnet, wingers John Taylor and Jeff McLean, and fullback Arthur McGill prominent.

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Dave Burnet, the Wallaby centre, flashes in for Australia's second try. About the only bloke handy to stop the try was referee Mr J. Walker, of Otago

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The Australian skipper for the match, Peter Sullivan, ploughs over the line, but no score was awarded. That looks like Bruce Smith, Nelson Bays' captain, trying to get his hand on the ball. Bill Baker, Bays' prop, is at the left and Kerry Lynch is in the process of burying himself into the maul

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Wallaby winger John Taylor dives for the corner to score his second, and Australia's fifth, try

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Merrin Hodgson arrives too late and Graeme Walsh is ploughed into the turf as John Taylor scores his third, and the Wallabies' sixth, try

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Although he didn't score a try, Jeff McLean showed he is a winger of class, with some superb running. Here, he bursts through Terry Mitchell's tackle and heads up-field

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Bays' halfback Graeme Walsh clears the ball from a scrum with Peter Sullivan, Wallaby flanker, not far behind. In the background is Australian five-eighth Russell Fairfax

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Barry Stumbles leaps high to gain line-out possession for Australia

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And the scoring opens. Sullivan pushes over the line after two minutes of play

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Nelson Bays' fullback, Ian Jaspers, was cool under pressure. In a typical situation, he clears with Australian flanker Dick Cocks attempting to charge down the kick

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That baker of long loaves, Jock Rennie, has done it again. This time he presented the Australians with a five-foot high bread kangaroo. Here, Jock (left) presents Wallaby skipper Greg Davis with the bread 'roo.

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Bread for breakfast, lunch and tea. The Wallabies make friends with their bread mate. From left, Mick Freney, Garry Grey, Barry Stumbles, Greg Davis, Peter Sullivan, Garrick Fay and, sitting, Arthur McGill. In 1968, Jock baked a world record loaf to present to the touring French side, and the Lions received a giant Yorkshire pudding