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Santa Clara Makes Great Fight Against Waratahs
TWO PHOTOS OF YESTERDAY'SCAM EAT SANTA CLARA, SHOWING PLAYS THAT ARE SELDOM CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA ~ LL „, ' rA
Ihe upper photo shows how Australia scored the first try. Meibusch of Australia was tackled by Jackson, the Santa Clara fullback, a foot from the goal line, the falling player having enough momentum to carry him over the tine with the ball for a score. Lurry of the varsity
team is seen sprawling on the ground after Meibusch had shaken off his tackle.
MEN SCORE ON
Final Result, 20 to 8, Surprises
% Even Most Rabid Rooter
for the Varsity
Passing of Australians Is Really
Like Mind Reading Per*
Strange things happen in athletics
and football, but no stranger things
have happened on local football fields
than the games played by both the
Santa Clara university and the Bar
barian teams against the Australian
Waratah ruggers yesterday anft Sat
urday. Yesterday at Santa Clara the
Santa Clara boys played better than
I ever have seen them perform and,
besides scoring twice on the Waratahs,
held them to a total score of 20 point 3
There are two things that are in my
mind accountable for this showing of
the local teams. First, the Waratah
men are experts and know exactly
how to open up the game to advantage,
notwithstanding all efforts of the op
position to make It a closed game.
The result is that the opposition is
drawn into an open game without their
knowledge, and passing and fast,
open, loose footwork are indulged in.
The second reason can be summed up
in the one word "referee." The offi
ciating of W. W. Hill in both games
has been an eye opener, and to this
official 4% much as anything Is ac
countable the first class playing of
m ■ locals.
GAME AX OPE.V OXE
The game yesterday was even more
open than Saturday's contest. The
Waratah men gave a display of their
prowess as a passing machine that
has never been equaled by any team
in local fields. It was noticeable, how
ever, that on these passing rushes they
ended on many occasions "in touch."
The men yesterday did not "cut in" to
the same extent that our varsity men
do, and Instead of keeping in the field
of play they were forced to touch.
That, however, is away from the ques
tion of their ability to handle the ball
on the passing rallies.
On Saturday their passing and taking
of passes was not clean. Yesterday it
was perfect. Dozens of rushes were
started where not two or 'three, but
every man in the back field, took part.
The play could have been made more
open and spectacular, had Inside Half
back Prentice taken a few chances and
passed out to his backs, who were
always backing up, rather than de
pending on his kicks for touch and
high punts. These, of course, served
their purpose, but many chances for
some splendid passing bouts were lost.
In dribbling the Australians once
again showed their great footwork.
In this Hill and Kent excelled. For
4 around forward work Cunningham
J <- there a million. He was always
8 thick of the fray and up with
the vanguard. The back field needs no
special mention —every man showed
CXnn* '-— jr*»«. Santa Clara! The
I The lower photo shows Walker of the Australian team brought to earth by a perfect ankle tackle by Momson of the varsity team. The Australian has passed the ball out and a race is on for it.
It is this sort of tackling by the American Rugby men that has astounded the Australians.
showing made by your 15 huskies 's
something that the state of California
can well be proud of. The team played
the game from start to finish. To score
twice on such a combination as
the Waratahs la sum. thing that was
'In the back field Tommy Ybarrando
showed all the ability that has made
him the idol of the college. Manager
Bohrsman and many members of the
Australians were loud in their praises
of. the work of the lad. Hamage, Curry,
Best and fullback Jackson all played
a great game, though Johnson must
learn to play nearer the seat of hos
tilities. Yesterday he played too deep.
Of the forwards they all worked like
Trojans, and their packing of the
scrum and hooking were splendid. At
hooking the ball they beat the Wara
tah front row men on several occa
sions. Hogan and Momsoon were per
haps the pick of the forwards, though
they did not have much on Fitzpatrick,
Quill and Sargeant.
A strong wind was behind Santa
Clara in the first half, and this heiped
them considerably in their line kick
ing. Best was prominent early, his
fast footwork preventing return kicks
by the Australians. Wogan and
figured in a play that smothered Jack
son's return and play went into Santa
IXTO WARATAH TERRITORY
The collegians worked play back to
half way and into Australian grounds.
Hill and Kent relieved with a dribble
to Santa Clara's 25 and a scrum was
formed, from which Walker shot the
ball to Prentice, thence to Wogan, to
Jones, who scored first try.
Cunningham was next prominent
with a long run and a cross kick.
Walker, Prentice. Jones, Wogan and
Meibusch figured In a rally from which
the latter scored, after taking play
along tia* field for 50 yards. A few
minutes later Wogan scored*from an
other fine passing bout, and on this
kick at goal Fahey added the extra
Then Santa Clara came through with
a rush, and on Best's punt the same
man followed fast and scored for the
varsity. Hogan added the points from
a most difficult angle. Half time came
a minute later with Australia in the
lead by 11 to 5.
The second spell saw a fine display
of passing by the visitors, Carrol, Mei
busch and Carrol scoring for the
Waratahs in that rotation, though' no
goals were kicked. All of these were
THE SAN EKANCIBCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
University Lads Show Up Well
Against Australian Champions
Stoppage of Rushes and Tackling Speak Volumes, and in Scrums
They Surpass Heavy Barbs; Some Timely Pointers
Vice Captain of the Waratah Team.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA CLARA, Oct. 6.—The sturdy
framed and well developed boys of .the Uni
versity*"of Santa Gara, though defeated, were
by no means disgraced.
As a spectator, I thoroughly enjoyed this
showing, and the time Can not be far distant
when this gallant band of players' will prove
strong rivals to California's best teams. They
are keen and observant; indeed, toward the
conclusion of the game they not only appeared
to have grasped and strengthened some weak
nesses of their own formation, but even
checked the Australians from adding finish to
several well developed movements.
The students excelled at good lengthy line
kicking. Their rush stopping and tackling was
grand. In scrum work they were more solid
and quicker in packing than were the Bar
barians Saturday, and showed up a great deal
better. Out of the 22 scrummages that took
place the students gained possession only six
times. This failure was due to the superior
knowledge and quickness of the opposing front
row forwards, who are the equals, if not the
superiors, of the best frdut row men
the game anywhere in the world.
I strongly advise the university boys to pay
more attention to the very important matter of gaining
possession of the ball in the scrum. In the lineout play
the Australians had nothing the better of the argument,
but the handling and holding of the ball was poor on
both sides, due in a very large measure to the awkward
from fine rushes. t
A few minutes before full time Santa I
The most striking point of the game was the plucky
manner in which the defeated side fought out the game,
even to the last minute. I can not recall a more gallant
finish or a more deserving try than was scored right at
the conclusion of the game.
Clara worked play into the Australia*
danger none, and from a serum five
and oversharp way in which the students throw
the ball from the touch line and the inability
cf the Australians to throw out straight.
The most noticeable weakness with the
university was the vague manner in which the
backs passed the ball. If you want to make
a classy side, you boys will have to carry the
ball in both hands and pass out sharp and
dean immediately your partners are in a better
or stronger position than yourselves.
For defense, with the Australian three
quarters sweeping down toward the goal line,
and transferring smartly from one. to another,
there was a serious lack of marking the man,
allowing the man carrying the ball to draw
and matce an opening for his partner before
giving the ball over, which resulted in no less
than four tries being scored by the Australian
wings and two by the center three-quarters—
and in the latter case the wings were un
marked. The students have only a hazy idea
of the brilliant possibilities to which back
play is suceptible. I am of the opinion
that back play is being neglected, which is
a pity, as the most exciting and pleasing
features of the* Rugby game aie in this de-
j yards from the line Momson of the
varsity gained possession and romped
over for a try. Hogan's kick failed.
The teams lined up as follows:
Waratahs Position Santa Clara
Dunbar Fullback Jackson
Meibusch Three -"darters Flood
Jones Three-quarters Ramage
WSgaa Three-quarters .Curry
Carrol Throe-quarter* Best
Prentice Outside Halfback... Ybarrando
Walker Serum Halfback Waito
Kent Forwards Fitspatrlck
Orlffin Forwards „ Quill
Watson Forwards Sergeant
Hill Forwards Voight
Fahey Forwards Glllrnan
Cunningham Forwards Momsooon
Fraser Forwards Xoonan, Kailey
Murphy Forwards Hogan
Referee, W. W. Hill.
Surf City Ruggers Win
[Special Dispatch to The Catl]
SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 6.—The local
Rugby team of the Coast Counties
league started the season by winning
from Watsonville by a score of 14 to
12. The home team, although by far
the lighter, showed more knowledge of
the game, even though they did not
show the speed developed in prelimi
nary practice games. If the Santa Cruz
win honors this season they will gain
permanent possession of the cup.
Basket Ball League for
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Out. (.;.— A Sacramento
valley basket ball league will be organ
ized at a rrfeeting to be held in Marys
ville October 13.
The following teams will send repre
sentatives to the meeting to be made a
member of the league:
Gridley high, Gridiey AH Star, Oroville high,
Oroville Register, Chleo high, Cdico normal,
Chieo Knterprise. Willows, Woodland. Sacra
mento high, Witter City high. Or land high.
College (Tty high. Wheatland high, Lincoln high!
Sacramento Athletic club. Olympia Athletic club
of Mu.ysville, Dayis. Dixon.
IDEAL 9, AZOItE OBEYS 4
OAKLAND, Oct. 0, —The Meal Billiard Parlor
team of San FraneMcj and the Axon Grey* of
Oakland met today at the Thirty-second and
Loniea street grounds. Tbe city lads" had on
tbeir batting togs and lambasted the offerings of
Abrahamsou to the remote corners of the lot.
Score: R. H. k.
Ideal BiHlard Parlor 9 17 0
: Azore Greys 4 G :t
Batteries—Kelly and Korn; Abraliamson and
HOW TO HUSTLE
WITH THE MITTS
Nebraska Giant Makes a Big
Hit With Crowd at Train*
ing Quarters f
Kaufman Steps Ten Lively
Rounds and Inspires Confi
dence in His Backers
A skeptical gathering of fight fans
made the trip to Millett's training re
sort yesterday to see the new white
hope, Luther McCarty, in action. It
was one of those "show me" crowds
that wanted to get a peek at McCarty
before believing the glowing reports
of the Nebraskan's ability. It may be
said that his work yesterday with his
sparring partners left a deep impres
sion on those who watched him. The
crowd was treated to the best free
boxing exhibition that has been staged
in this section in a long time.
Some real fighting was furnished.
There were knockdowns and more hard
fighting than is furnished in most con
tests. McCarty himself was floored by
a terrific swing from his sparring part
ner, Walter Monahon. but like Battling
Nelson, the force of the blow seemed to
spur him on to greater efforts as he
jumped to his feet quickly and was
wailing the hide out of Monahon at
the end of the round.
As a free show McCarty Is a hit.
He makes his sparring partners fight
and they have to wallop back or else
be on the receiving end.
Monahon is an excellent sparring
partner for any heavy weight. He
scales more than 200 pounds and is
clever and knows the game. His sev
eral years of experience with Champion
Jack Johnson has made him a finished
boxer and it is too bad that he is not
endowed with the real fighting in
stinct, as he would be a dangerous op
ponent for any heavy weight.
McCarty tore after Monahon and the
latter let loose and both of them
swapped blows that were hard enough
to put the ordinary man on his hack.
They were using unusually large and
well padded gloves to avoid injuring
Ed Kennedy, the winner of the Olym
pic club amateur heavy weight cham
pionship, was next to face the big
Nebraskan, who seemed to he just
warmed up after his bout with Mona
hon. In the first round McCarty put
Kennedy on his back, and the latter
was very wobbly. Kennedy has an un
usually fast left hand, which he usVs
with considerable skill, but he could
not. keep McCarty off iiim at any time.
They went three rounds.
McCarty also took on Montana Dan
Sullivan for three rounds, and the lat
ter was forced to step around in lively
A big crowd gathered at Al White's
resort in Oakland to get a line on Al
Kaufman's condition. The big Califor
nian put in a strenuous day. and he
seemed to satisfy the crowd that he is
in shape for next Saturdays scrap.
Kaufman went through the usual
gymnasium stunts during the after
noon and finished with nine rounds
of boxing- He went three rounds with
Otto Berg, the northwestern middle
weight; three with Frank Logan, the
middle weight who is to box Sailor
Grande at the Wheelmen's club on
Wednesday night, and three with Pat
Al White, who is attending to Kauf
man's business, is impressed with big