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The Gisborne Photo News



Olympians v. College Rifles

The Auckland senior championship winners, College Rifles, demonstrated their winning form to a large crowd of spectators at Rugby Park last month when they downed an olympians team by 36 points to eight.

The game was closely contested in the first half, but during the second spell, the Olympian defence collapsed to allow the visiting team to run up 27 points.

The Olympians were Gisborne players, with the exception of East Coast five-eighths, David Hooper.


Rifles' Ron Brown, one of three brothers in the team, dives across the line to score after beating two Olympian defenders


Rifles' captain and half-back Graham Neilson clears the ball with his tongue between his teeth as an apparently displeased Clive Gilbert approaches him.


Buster Taylor finds progress difficult



Ron Crawshaw hits the ground after a loose tackle by Rifles' players (centre right), but gets the ball away to Murray Hollis (right)


In a line-out duel, Denis Hansen wins the ball from Doug Fee


With two defenders in hot pursuit, prop forward Alan Rowlands streaks for the line after intercepting a pass to score Olympians' second try.