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Seaward Downs were a small club with a big heart in 1957 but they did go down to Southern Star in an epic battle.
The Southern Champions - Seward Downs were toppled by the visiting side Southern Star, in one of the hardest fought games of the competition.
The Southern Star forwards dominated the game, on the heavy ground and the score was 9-6, which was a fair indication of the play.
Lamb, Hayes, Biggar and Tainui all of Star were the outstanding forwads of the day. The sides half-back, McColgan, and the veteran, H. Pope held the backline together. G. McKenzie was outstanding at full-back for Seaward Downs. For Southern Star; McColgan scored a try and Pope kicked two PG and for Seaward Downs; M Sutherland 1 try and G. McKenzie 1 PG.
Gorge Road beat Tokanui, by 10-3. Although there was few constructive movements the forward play was solid on both teams. J. Olsen and B. Thomas. both forwards, for Gorge Road scored tries and S. McKay converted both. O. Frew scored a try for Tokanui.