Rodney Roberts

Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV

1991
Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV held at Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North on 31 March 1991.
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Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV held at Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North on 31 March 1991, where Northern XV beat Southern XV 26-0. For the first 20 minutes, the game was very even but after that, the Northern Region front row of Joseph Kevin Carroll and Warwick Flintoff gained control , leaving George Hiri at No. 8 to make some good runs resulting in two tries for him. The score at half-time was 10-0. The score at full-time was 26-0.

  • Best back: Laurence Smith
  • Best forward: George Hiri

After the match, people enjoyed dinner at Manawatu Deaf Society.

During the same weekend, after the 15-a-side game, the National Deaf Sevens tournament was also held, where the Southern Zone won on points (Southern: 1 win, 1 draw, Northern 2 points (1 win, 1 loss), Central 1 points (1 draw, 1 loss). The player of the 7-a-side tournament was Rodney Roberts.

File ref: RR20-01-SPO91

Donated by Rodney Roberts
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