A display of Scientific Muscularity........
Rugby & some of the people who contributed....
C.J. Munro introduced rugby to New Zealand in 1870 and lived in Palmerston North for most of his life.
Manawatu Times, Sat August 10th 1878
"Those who wish to witness some fine display of scientific muscularity had better be present this afternoon when the grand match between Palmerston and Feilding Football Clubs, takes place."
1893 NZ tour to Australia
AE D'Arcy; HC Wilson; Alfred Bayly; Alan Good; George Harper; FM Jervis; WT Wynard; Henry Butland; DR Gage; M Herrold; Graham Shannon; SG Cockcroft; JH Gardner; Roderick Grey; James lambie; CN McIntosh; RH McKenzie; William McKenzie; John Mowlem; FS Murray; Robert Oliphant; WP Pringle; CRB Speight; AJ Stuart; Hiroa Tiopira; WD Watson: Manager was GFC Campbell of Wellington.
1893: GFC CAMPBELL, Wgton: T HENDERSON, Auck: F LOGAN, Hawkes Bay:
1894: LOGAN: HENDERSON: CAMPBELL: JP FIRTH, Nelson: WJ COTERILL, Canterbury:
1896: AD DOWNES, Otago: FT EVANS, Canterbury: GC FACHE, Wellington:
1897: HJ COUTTS, Wanganui: GC FACHE, Welington: WG GERRARD, Canterbury:
1884 William MILTON - George ROBERTSON
1893 Tom ELLISON - Alfred BAYLY
1896 David GAGE
1897 BAYLY - Arthur HUMPHRIES
1901 Jimmy DUNCAN
1903 Henry KIERNAN - Jimmy DUNCAN - Morris WOOD
1904 Billy STEAD:
1904 NZ v. Great Britain played in
Robert McGregor; ET Harper; Duncan McGregor; WJ Wallace; IW Stead(capt); ME Wood; Peter Harvey; Thos Cross; BJ Fanning; David Gallaher; WS Glenn; FA McMinn; GW Nicholson; CE Seeling; GA Tyler: ( HG Porteous & RJ Cooke were in orig selection but unable to play)