February 11 - 1936 NZ Universities v All Kansai XV

Despite playing two days before and then travelling the following day the Universities were relatively untroubled to record another win, this time 23 – 8 against All Kansai Student XV.

“10/2 /36

Left Tokyo 9am for Kyoto and Nara arr. 6pm. Team for match vs All Kansai selected; Tricklebank, Watt, Lewis, Grant, Wild,Gillies, McAuliffe,Laney, Burke, Wilson, Hudson, Simmers, Drake, Eade, Stace, [ Bush, Parsons, Fookes, McVeagh, Chapman, Thomas all on injured list. Most of colds now better.]

11/2 /36

Morning very dull – snow threatening.

Afternoon- match vs Kansai Universities on the Hanazona ground which was in excellent condition. We played a very half-hearted game due mainly to tiredness after strenuous test match on Sunday and long trip on Monday. Certainly had much the better of it though and won 23 – 8. Gillies, McAuliffe, Wild and Stace scored. Tricklebank converted all tries and one penalty. He played a very sound game.”

From: Diary of NZU forward W H K Simmers.