Auckland rugby league team

The Auckland rugby league team is the team which traditionally represents all of the clubs which play in the Auckland Rugby League competition. As well as a senior men's team there are also Auckland representative teams throughout the various age groups such as under 15s, under 17s, under 19s and under 21s.

Auckland
Club information
Full nameAuckland
Founded1908
Current details
Ground(s)
CompetitionNational Competition
Records
Premierships1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Minor premiership2010, 2011
Rugby League Cup191021, 192426, 192829, 1950–59, 1960, 1961, 1964–68, 1986–89, 1991, 1995–96, 2008–09, 2012–present

Under the new zone scheme introduced in 2010 the Auckland team represents North, East and West Auckland while South Auckland is represented by the Counties Manukau rugby league team. The zone team is named the Akarana Falcons.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
Advertisement for the Auckland v NZ Māori match at Victoria Park on July 10, 1909.

Auckland played its first game on 24 August 1908 when they took on Wellington at Victoria Park, Auckland in the first provincial game of rugby league in New Zealand. The Auckland Rugby League had not yet been formed so the side was not an official one as such.[2]

Auckland had played against several touring teams over the years, though once the Auckland Warriors started playing in the 1995 ARL Premiership it diluted the standard of the representative side, and they have not played against full international sides in recent years. Auckland beat Australia, England and France in the space of 21 days in 1977. A feat which the Warriors commemorated by wearing replica strips in their clash with Australian club Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in round 24 of the 2007 NRL season on 26 August 2007. The Warriors won 36–14 in front of a packed Mount Smart Stadium.

Current Auckland teamsEdit

 
Auckland zone in 2010

The Akarana Falcons participate in the Albert Baskerville Trophy. This team represents the Hibiscus Coast Raiders, Richmond Bulldogs, Mt Wellington Warriors, Ponsonby Ponies, Glenora Bears, Ellerslie Eagles, Mt Albert Lions, Te Atatu Roosters, Bay Roskill Vikings, Northcote Tigers, Marist Saints, East Coast Bays Barracudas, Pt Chevalier Pirates, Waitemata Seagulls, Glenfield Greyhounds, New Lynn Stags and the Waiheke Rams.[3]

ColoursEdit

 
Auckland Lions players during a match against St George Illawarra in 2007

Auckland representative sides traditionally wear a blue jersey with a white double 'V', in the same style of the New Zealand national rugby league team jersey but with blue instead of black, this is still the jersey worn by the Auckland Vulcans NSW Cup team.

Record versus overseas touring teamsEdit

1910 Auckland v Great BritainEdit

The team for the match was: (fullback) Alf Chorley; (three-quarters) L Nolan, George Smith, Albert Asher; (five-eights) Alfred Jackson, Ronald MacDonald; (halfback) Len Farrant; (forwards) Fred Jackson (captain), Charles Dunning, Jim Griffin, Alex Stanaway, Harry Fricker, and George Seagar. The emergency players named were (backs) Sid Riley, Arthur Carlaw; (forwards) Joe Bennett, Jim Rukutai, and Bob Mitchell.

23 July Auckland 9–52 Great Britain Victoria Park  
3:00 Try: George Seagar, Albert Asher, Jim Griffin [4] Try: Bert Jenkins, Bill Jukes 2, Jim Davies 3, Joe Riley 2, Jim Leytham, Herbert Kershaw, Jim Lomas, Billy Winstanley
Con: James Lomas 7, Jim Leytham
Attendance: 10000
Referee: Jack Stanaway

1912 Auckland v New South WalesEdit

Auckland won their first victory over an ‘international’ side when they defeated New South Wales by 10 points to 3. The game was marred by several acts of violence with the visiting side said to be at fault repeatedly. Near the end of the match Sid Deane was sent off for punching Billy Curran.

31 August Auckland 10–3 New South Wales Victoria Park  
3:00 Try: Bob Mitchell, Rukingi Reke
Con: Arthur Hardgrave
Pen: Charles Dunning
[5] Try: Bob Williams Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Angus Campbell

1912 Auckland v New South WalesEdit

New South Wales reversed their earlier loss with a comprehensive win over a disappointing Auckland effort. Charles Dunning and Bob Mitchell who had both been named to play originally were forced to withdraw due to illness and were replaced by Harry Fricker and Jim Griffin.

21 September Auckland 2–25 New South Wales Auckland Domain  
3:00 Pen: Arthur Hardgrave [6] Try: Frank Burge, Arthur Halloway, Dan Frawley 4, Ray Norman
Con: Dan Frawley, Ray Norman
Attendance: 9000
Referee: Archie Ferguson

1913 Auckland v New South WalesEdit

30 August Auckland 2–27 New South Wales Auckland Domain  
3:00 Pen: Karl Ifwersen [7] Try: Les Cubitt, Dan Frawley 2, Sid Deane 2, Con Sullivan, Billy Cann
Con: Dan Frawley, Howard Hallett 2
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: S Benson

1914 Auckland v EnglandEdit

25 July Auckland 12–34 England Auckland Domain  
3:00 Try: Charles Savory, Jim Clark
Con: Karl Ifwersen
Pen: Karl Ifwersen 2
[8] Try: Stan Moorhouse 2, Billy Hall, Bert Jenkins, Johnny Rogers, Dick Ramsdale
Con: Alf Wood 5
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: R Benson

1919 Auckland v AustraliaEdit

20 September Auckland 8–32 Australia Auckland Domain  
3:00 Try: Bill Davidson, Bert Avery
Pen: Karl Ifwersen
[9] Try: Les Cubitt 2, Frank Burge 4, Herbert Gilbert 2
Con: Charles Fraser 2, Ray Norman 2
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: A Ball

1920 Auckland v EnglandEdit

24 July Auckland 24–16 England Auckland Domain 1  
3:00 Try: Bill Cloke, Stan Walters 2, Wally Somers, Penalty Try, Thomas McClymont
Con: Bill Davidson 3
[10] Try: Jonty Parkin 2, Billy Stone, Jim Bacon
Con: Billy Stone, Gwyn Thomas
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Bill Murray

1922 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

The Australian University team was made up of players from Sydney University and Brisbane University.

21 June Auckland 12–13 Australian Universities Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Ivan Littlewood, Nelson Bass
Con: Bill Davidson
Pen: Bill Davidson, Thomas McClymont
[11] Try: WP Lynskey, F Cripps, J Dunworth
Con: H Courtenay
Pen: J Craig
Referee: Bill Murray

1922 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

24 June Auckland 7–18 Australian Universities Auckland Domain  
3:00 Try: Nelson Bass
Pen: Bill Davidson, Arthur Singe
[12] Try: J Craig, Cunningham, Cripps
Con: J Craig, Courtney
Attendance: 12-15000
Referee: Bert Gallagher

1922 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

28 June Auckland 24–16 Australian Universities Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Eric Grey 3, Bert Avery 2, Maurice Wetherill
Con: Bill Davidson 3
[13] Try: J Craig, Lynskey 2, Connaghan
Con: J Craig 2
Referee: Archie Ferguson

1922 Auckland v New South WalesEdit

Auckland played the touring New South Wales team in front of 20,000 spectators at the Auckland Domain but was heavily defeated with Australian legend Frank Burge running in 5 tries.

16 September Auckland 25–40 New South Wales Auckland Domain  
3:00 Try: Bert Avery 2, Ivan Littlewood, Lou Brown 2
Con: Craddock Dufty, Maurice Wetherill
Pen: Craddock Dufty 3
[14] Try: Toohey, Ives, Latta 2, Gray, Frank Burge 5
Con: Horder 2, Frank Burge 3
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: W Murray

1922 Auckland Province v New South WalesEdit

A few days after the match with New South Wales an Auckland provincial team took on the touring side. The Auckland team was largely made up of Auckland club players but also included Bill Te Whata who had played in Australia for the New Zealand Māori side, and a handful of others from the Waikato including former Auckland player Tim Peckham. They lost a tight match by 21 points to 20. Frank Burge was ordered off for disputing Wilson's try late in the match.

20 September Auckland Province 20–21 New South Wales Auckland Domain 1  
3:00 Try: Bert Laing 2, Maurice Wetherill, Billy Wilson
Con: Craddock Dufty, Bill Davidson 2
Pen: Bill Davidson
[15] Try: H Horder, W Toohey 2, B Grey, Frank Burge
Con: H Horder, Frank Burge 2
Attendance: 5500
Referee: Les Bull

1924 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

4 June Auckland 15–7 Australian Universities Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: George Davidson, Ivan Littlewood 2
Con: Craddock Dufty, Bert Laing
Pen: Craddock Dufty
[16] Try: Barry
Con: Ryan
Pen: Ryan
Attendance: 7000
Referee: Neild

1924 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

7 June Auckland 17–2 Australian Universities Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Ben Davidson, McNeil, Nelson Bass
Con: Craddock Dufty 3
Pen: Craddock Dufty
[17] Pen: Ryan Attendance: 4000
Referee: A Gallagher

1924 Auckland v Australian UniversitiesEdit

Frank Delgrosso had to come on the replace George Davidson after he collided badly with teammate Clarrie Polson when they were both going after the ball. Polson received a bad cut over his eye and he also later had to retire and was replaced by Billy Ghent.

14 June Auckland 14–4 Australian Universities Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Bert Laing 2, Clarrie Polson, Harry Douglas
Con: Maurice Wetherill
[18] Try: Ryan 2, Frank O'Rourke, Les Halberstater
Con: Dunworth
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: W Ripley

1924 Auckland v EnglandEdit

There is film footage of the match taken by Tarr Film and archived on the New Zealand Archive of Film, television and Sound Ngā Taonga website.[19] In scoring on halftime Ben Davidson was knocked out. At the start of the second half Auckland attempted to replace him with Lou Brown who ran out on to the field. However the England captain when seeing this objected as replacements were forbidden in the second half of rugby league matches at this time. Auckland were forced to play with 12 players for a time until Davidson recovered well enough to return to the field.

26 July Auckland 11–24 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Ben Davidson 2, Nelson Bass
Pen: Craddock Dufty
[20] Try: Johnny Ring 2, Frank Evans, Jack Bennett, Charlie Carr, Stan Whitty
Con: Jonty Parkin 2, Ernest Knapman
Pen: Jonty Parkin
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Les Bull

1924 Auckland Province v EnglandEdit

30 July Auckland Province 13–28 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Hec Brisbane, B Johnston, Frank Delgrosso
Con: Craddock Dufty
Pen: Craddock Dufty
[21] Try: Ben Gronow, Sid Rix, Tommy Howley 2, Joe Darwell, Jack Price
Con: Ben Gronow 4
Pen: Ben Gronow
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: L Neild

1925 Auckland v QueenslandEdit

9 September Auckland 18–18 Queensland Carlaw Park 1  
Try: Stan Webb, Bert Avery 2, O’Brien
Con: Frank Delgrosso 2
Pen: Frank Delgrosso
[22] Try: Eric Fraunfelder, Cecil Aynsley, Jeff Moores, Herb Steinohrt
Con: Jim Craig 3
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: W Ripley

Auckland Province v QueenslandEdit

10 October Auckland Province 14–54 Queensland Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Arthur Singe, Penalty Try
Con: Frank Delgrosso
Pen: Frank Delgrosso 3
[23] Try: Arthur Henderson, Bill Spencer 4, Tom Gorman, Cecil Aynsley 3, James Purcell
Con: Jim Craig 9
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Les Bull

1928 Auckland Province v EnglandEdit

The entire Auckland Provincial team were Auckland club players aside from Joe Menzies.

8 August Auckland Province 9–14 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Len Scott
Pen: Craddock Dufty 3
[24] Try: Alf Frodsham, Les Fairclough, Emlyn Gwynne, Billo Rees
Con: Walter Gowers
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Percy Rogers

1928 Auckland v EnglandEdit

11 August Auckland 15–26 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Len Scott, Roy Hardgrave, Alan Clarke
Con: Craddock Dufty 2
Drop: Craddock Dufty
[25] Try: Alf Ellaby, Jim Brough, Alf Frodsham, Billo Rees 2, Harold Bowman
Con: Jim Sullivan 4
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: William Mincham

1932 Auckland v EnglandEdit

6 August Auckland 14–19 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Ben Davidson, Bert Cooke
Con: Alan Clarke
Pen: Alan Clarke 2
Drop: Norm Campbell
[26] Try: Alf Ellaby 2, Artie Atkinson, Gus Risman, S Smith
Con: Jim Sullivan
Pen: Jim Sullivan
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Percy Rogers

1935 Auckland v Australia (Australian tour match)Edit

Australian legend Dave Brown who was renowned for his point scoring feats and was referred to as "the Bradman of league" scored 10 of Australia's 16 points. This was the first match Australia had played in New Zealand since their 1919 tour.

21 September Auckland 8-16 Australia Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Ted Mincham, Bill Telford
Pen: Ted Mincham
[27] Try: Dave Brown 2, Frank Curran, Jim Gibbs
Con: Dave Brown
Pen: Dave Brown
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Maurice Wetherill

1935 Auckland Province v Australia (Australian tour match)Edit

9 October Auckland Province 18-36 Australia Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Eric Fletcher, Harold Tetley
Con: Eric Fletcher
Pen: Eric Fletcher 5
[28] Try: Ray Hines, Laurie Ward, Bill Mahon, Edward Collins 3, Jim Gibbs 2
Con: Ross McKinnon 6
Referee: Wilfred Simpson

1936 Auckland v EnglandEdit

The Auckland team had been selected by Bert Avery and coached by Bert Cooke. Auckland competed well against a very strong England team before going down 22–16. Walter Cuthbert donated a trophy (a cap) for the best Auckland player which was selected by an Mr. R.F. Anderton, the touring teams co-manager as being Steve Watene. It was presented to him at the Auckland annual prize giving in November.[29][30]

25 July Auckland 16-22 England Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Lou Brown, J Breed
Con: Steve Watene 2
Pen: Steve Watene 3
[31] Try: Alan Edwards 3, Gus Risman, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins
Con: Gus Risman
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Maurice Wetherill

1946

  • Auckland 18, Australia 36 (Carlaw Park)

1949

  • Auckland 18, Australia 36 (Carlaw Park)

1953

  • Auckland 4 Australia 26 (Carlaw Park)

1954

  • Auckland 5 Great Britain 4

1955

  • Auckland 17 France 15

1960

  • Auckland 14 France 5

1961

  • Auckland 13 Australia 8 (Carlaw Park)

1962

  • Auckland 46 Great Britain 13

1965

  • Auckland 2 Australia 18 (Carlaw Park)

1969

  • Auckland 15 Australia 14 (Carlaw Park)

1971

  • Auckland 15 Australia 14 (Carlaw Park)

1974

  • Auckland 11 Great Britain 2

1975

  • Auckland 6 Australia 17 (Carlaw Park)
  • Auckland 9 France 3 (Carlaw Park)

1977

  • Auckland 19 Australia 15 (Carlaw Park)
  • Auckland 17 France 0
  • Auckland 14 Great Britain 10

1980

  • Auckland 7 Australia 21 (Carlaw Park)

1981

  • Auckland 20 France 10

1985

  • Auckland 10 Australia 50 (Carlaw Park)

1988

  • Auckland 30 Great Britain 14

1989

  • Auckland 26 Australia 24 (Carlaw Park)

1990

  • Auckland 24 Great Britain 13

New South Wales resultsEdit

Other matchesEdit

1949, Auckland Colts 16 Australia 30 (Carlaw Park) 1984, Auckland 16 Great Britain 14 (Carlaw Park)

Auckland representative record by year and decadeEdit

This does not include matches by Auckland Province which typically had players from the Waikato region in the early decades as it was a sub-union of Auckland. It also does not include matches by or between Auckland Pākehā and Auckland Māori.

Season Played W D L PF PA PD Opponents
1908 4 2 1 1 53 50 +3 Wellington (x2), Taranaki (x2)
1909 4 2 0 2 74 55 +19 New Zealand Māori, Taranaki (x2), Wellington
1908-09 8 4 1 3 127 105 +22
1910 10 9 0 1 250 167 +83 Rotorua, Great Britain, Auckland B, Wanganui, Bluff, Southland, Otago/Southland, Nelson, Hawke's Bay, Dannevirke
1911 9 8 0 1 198 109 +89 New Zealand (x2), Wellington, Lower Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Taranaki, Hawke's Bay Māori, Waihi/Rotorua
1912 9 6 0 3 163 107 +56 Thames/Goldfields, New Zealand, Hawke's Bay, Rotorua, Wellington, Waikato, New Zealand Māori, New South Wales (x2)
1913 10 7 0 3 189 142 +47 v Waikato Country, Taranaki (x2), Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Canterbury, North Shore Albions, Wellington (x2), New South Wales
1914 4 3 0 1 86 54 +32 v England, Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington
1915 3 1 0 2 46 60 -14 v Thames (x2), Lower Waikato
1916 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 No matches played due to the war
1917 1 1 0 0 23 20 +3 v Military Camps
1918 1 1 0 0 45 9 +35 v Canterbury
1919 4 1 0 3 89 96 -7 v New Zealand, Returned Soldiers, Hawke's Bay, Australia
1910-19 51 37 0 14 1089 764 +325
1920 2 2 0 0 78 16 +62 v Rest of New Zealand, England
1921 9 7 0 2 270 126 +144 v New Zealand, Wellington (x2), Hawke's Bay, King Country, South Auckland (x2), West Coast, Canterbury
1922 10 4 0 6 253 222 +31 v New Zealand Māori, Australian Universities (x3), Cambridge, Hawke's Bay, South Auckland (x2), New South Wales (x2), Bay of Plenty
1923 5 4 1 0 192 74 +118 v Wellington, Hamilton, South Auckland (x2), Auckland Province
1924 5 3 0 2 62 58 +4 v Australian Universities (x3), England, South Auckland
1925 5 2 1 2 104 110 -6 v New Zealand (x2), South Auckland (x2), Queensland
1926 6 5 0 1 194 102 +92 v South Auckland (x2), Rest of New Zealand, New Zealand, Otago, Canterbury
1927 7 7 0 0 240 130 +110 v New Zealand (Auckland members only), Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Wellington, Buller, South Auckland
1928 7 4 0 3 202 126 +76 v South Auckland (x3), Canterbury, England, Otago, North Auckland
1929 3 3 0 0 80 45 +35 v South Auckland, Northland, Canterbury
1920-29 59 41 2 16 1675 1009 +666
1930 3 1 0 2 60 63 -3 v Northland, South Auckland, New Zealand
1931 1 0 1 0 19 19 0 v Northland
1932 3 2 0 1 78 40 38 v South Auckland, England, South Auckland
1933 7 6 0 1 177 108 +69 v Taranaki (x2), South Auckland (x2), North Auckland, West Coast, Hawke's Bay
1934 3 3 0 0 89 36 +53 v Taranaki, Northland, South Auckland
1935 6 5 0 1 172 95 +77 v Taranaki, Auckland B, Wellington, West Coast, Canterbury, Australia
1936 2 1 0 1 41 44 -3 v Wellington, England
1937 3 2 0 1 74 65 +9 v South Auckland, Taranaki, New Zealand Māori
1938 3 3 0 0 116 49 +67 v Rest of New Zealand, New Zealand, Canterbury
1939 2 2 0 0 49 26 +23 v South Auckland, Wellington
1930-39 33 25 1 7 875 545 +330
1940 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 No matches were played by Auckland. Auckland Māori and Auckland Pākēha teams did play matches.
1941 2 2 0 0 51 29 +22 v South Auckland (x2)
1942 1 1 0 0 49 16 +33 v South Auckland
1908-42 154 110 4 40 3,866 2,468 +1,398

Record by Opponent from 1908 to 1942Edit

Opponent Played W D L PF PA PD
Auckland B 2 2 0 0 71 25 46
Auckland Province 1 1 0 0 44 15 29
Australia 2 0 0 2 24 40 -16
Australian Universities 6 4 0 2 89 60 +29
Bay of Plenty 1 1 0 0 33 26 +7
Bluff 1 1 0 0 42 12 +30
Buller 1 1 0 0 60 33 +27
Cambridge 1 1 0 0 73 29 +44
Canterbury 9 9 0 0 356 142 +214
Dannevirke 1 1 0 0 24 8 +16
England 6 1 0 5 92 141 -49
Great Britain 1 0 0 1 9 52 -43
Hawke's Bay 8 8 0 0 222 80 +142
Hawke's Bay Māori 1 1 0 0 22 10 +12
Hamilton 1 1 0 0 22 16 +6
King Country 1 1 0 0 58 25 +33
Lower Waikato 3 2 0 1 77 49 +28
Military Camps 1 1 0 0 23 20 +3
New South Wales 4 1 0 3 39 95 -56
New Zealand 10 3 0 7 202 240 -38
New Zealand (Auckland members) 1 1 0 0 24 21 3
New Zealand Māori 4 2 0 2 90 91 -1
Nelson 3 3 0 0 76 27 +49
North Shore Albions 1 1 0 0 14 13 +1
Northland 6 5 1 0 142 88 +54
Otago 3 3 0 0 76 39 +37
Otago-Southland 1 1 0 0 30 18 +12
Queensland 1 0 1 0 18 18 0
Rest of New Zealand 3 2 0 1 142 42 +100
Returned Soldiers WW1 1 0 0 1 24 26 -2
Rotorua 2 2 0 0 31 27 +4
South Auckland (northern Waikato) 26 17 1 8 601 381 +220
Southland 1 1 0 0 17 12 +5
Taranaki 13 10 0 3 310 159 +151
Thames-Goldfields 1 1 0 0 12 18 -6
Thames 2 1 0 1 40 41 -1
Waihi-Rotorua 1 1 0 0 20 10 +10
Waikato 2 2 0 0 70 10 +60
Waikato Country 1 1 0 0 10 8 +2
Whanganui 1 1 0 0 15 14 +1
West Coast 4 4 0 0 149 58 +91
Wellington 15 12 1 2 373 229 +144
Total 154 110 4 40 3,866 2,468 +1,398

Auckland Māori v Auckland PākehāEdit

In 1936 the first ever match was played between Auckland Pākehā and Auckland Māori. It became an annual fixture thanks largely to the efforts of the Manukau club which successfully recruited brilliant Māori footballers from around the Auckland region and much of the North Island. Some of those players included Jack Hemi, Angus Gault, Frank Pickrang, Jack Brodrick, Tom Chase, Jack Broughton, Tame Kawe, Pita Ririnui, George Nepia, Jim Murray, Aubrey Thompson, George Shilton and many others.

1936Edit

23 June Auckland (Pākehā) 21-30 Tāmaki (Auckland Māori) Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: John Anderson 3, Arthur Kay, Harold Tetley
Con: Ted Mincham 2, John Anderson
[32] Try: Mahima, A Nathan, Frank Pickrang, P Minnix 2, Steve Watene
Con: Steve Watene 5
Pen: Steve Watene
Referee: Maurice Wetherill

1937Edit

12 May Auckland (Pākehā) 24-14 Auckland Māori (Tāmaki) Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Gordon Midgley, Arthur Kay 2, Wally Tittleton, W Breed 2
Con: George Tittleton 2, W Stockley
[33][34] Try: Jack Tawhai, Jack Brodrick
Con: Steve Watene
Pen: Steve Watene 2
Drop: Jack Hemi

1938Edit

6 June Auckland Māori (Tamaki) 26-21 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: J Wilson 2, Noel Bickerton, Peter Mahima, Pita Ririnui, Martin Hansen
Con: Tom Chase 3
Pen: Tom Chase
[35] Try: A Duncan, Ted Mincham, Walker, Bert Leatherbarrow, Petersen
Con: Verdun Scott, Ted Mincham 2
Referee: S Billman

1939Edit

5 June Auckland Māori 19-15 Auckland Pakeha Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Jack Hemi 2, Jack Brodrick
Con: Bruce Donaldson 2
Pen: Bruce Donaldson 2, Jack Hemi
[36] Try: Roy Nurse, Arthur McInnarney, Bob Banham
Con: Des Herring, Verdun Scott
Pen: Verdun Scott
Referee: S Billman
30 September Auckland Pākehā 15-12 Tāmaki (Auckland Māori) Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Basil Cranch, Roy Nurse, Des Herring
Con: Claude Dempsey, Des Herring
Pen: J Cato
[37] Try: Bruce Donaldson, Steve Watene
Con: George Nepia
Pen: George Nepia, Bruce Donaldson
Referee: O Chalmers

1940Edit

8 June Auckland Māori 7–10 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: W Butler
Pen: Tom Chase, Bruce Donaldson
[38] Try: Arthur Kay, Bob Banham
Pen: Arthur Kay
Drop: Verdun Scott
Attendance: 6000
Referee: J Hawkes
31 August Auckland Māori 6–27 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Pen: Jack Hemi 3 [39] Try: Jack Smith 2, Arthur Kay 2, Bob Banham, Harold Milliken 2
Pen: Jack Smith 3
Attendance: 5000
Referee: S Billman

1941Edit

20 September Auckland Māori 21-17 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Gregory 3, W Butler, George Mitchell
Con: Jack Hemi 3
[40] Try: Brian Riley 3, W Jackson, Clarrie Peterson
Con: Bob Scott
Attendance: 6000
Referee: J Hawkes

1942Edit

29 August Auckland Māori 10-8 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: W Butler, Aubrey Thompson
Con: Jack Hemi 2
[41] Try: W Kinney, Arthur Kay
Con: Alan Donovan
Referee: J Hawkes
28 September Auckland Māori 23-23 Auckland Pākehā Carlaw Park 1  
3:00 Try: Steve Watene, Pita Ririnui, Aubrey Thompson 2, George Shilton
Con: Jack Hemi 4
[42] Try: W Kinney, Williams, Arthur Kay, L Davis, Dick Hull
Con: Arthur Kay 2
Pen: Arthur Kay 2
Referee: Lieutenant J Donovan

See alsoEdit

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