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‘The most thrilling match ever on the School’s Oval’

The first Knox Rugby team was formed in 1924 with the youngest player aged just ten years old. In 1929, Knox, Barker, St Aloysius’ College and Trinity Grammar formed the Association of Independent Schools (now known as Committee of Associated Schools – CAS). Cranbrook School joined the Association at the end of 1929. Waverley College joined the competition in 1943 and promptly won the Rugby Championship the next year. Competition among the Associated Schools’ teams was fierce in Rugby, Cricket, Track and Field and Swimming in the early years.
On 4 August 1945, Knox played against Waverley in what was then described as the “most thrilling match ever on the School’s Oval”. The Knox Grammarian, August 1945

The Knox and Waverley 1st XV teams were both previously unbeaten, and the match was a brilliant finale to the season. At the final whistle, the victorious Knox 1st XV were carried off the field on the shoulders of their supporters. The final score was 13-11 and secured the 1945 Associated Schools’ Championship for Knox. The game ball was presented to the 1st XV Captain, G H Wilkinson (OKG45) and was signed by the Knox players.

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