The Daily Mail, Monday, December 1, 1913





Haileybury ..... 32 pts.     Dulwich ......... 17

Advocates of what is known as “old-fashioned” Rugby had a day out at Haileybury on Saturday, when the school made an awful example of Dulwich College by battering down their quick-passing tactics by means of rugged forward work and scoring 32 points in the second half. Haileybury have a wonderful pack this year. A team consisting of the Haileybury forwards and the Dulwich outsides could probably beat a combined public-schools fifteen.

Dulwich, as usual, started off at a great pace, and by half-time were 12 points up. A. H. Gilligan was the first to score, with a long dribble down the left touch-line. Then Franklin got over. Soon after this Ariffin, the full-back, who, when not wanted as a back, is an excellent three-quarter, ran right through the Haileybury team and nearly scored; and from a mark in the Haileybury “25” Keay placed a splendid goal. Then A. H. Gilligan scored another unconverted try, and it was half-time.

So far Dulwich had been making their opponents look like an “A” team, but they had been playing down a steep hill, and with this hill in their favour Haileybury became a different side. There can seldom have been such rapid scoring in a school match as occurred just after the restart. Within seven minutes Haileybury had scored five times, each time through the bustling work of their forwards, though three of the tries were actually scored by Hall, the left-wing three-quarter. Haileybury now led by 17 points to 12. Then Franklin, with a wonderful run the whole length of the field, put Dulwich level again; but directly after the kick-off Haileybury were in once more, Butler scoring between the posts.

The Dulwich tackling was resolute, Savage being particularly prominent, and Evans, who played splendidly at scrum half, did all that was possible to set his three-quarters moving, but the Haileybury forwards were too good, and two more converted tries were scored by Butler and Hall, leaving Haileybury winners by 15 points.

P. G. Wodehouse.