Hard-fought wins at Annual Massey-Lincoln exchange 

The Massey Ag Netball team after taking out the Enid Hills Memorial Trophy.

The rivalry between Lincoln University and Massey University agriculture students was once again stoked up during the weekend for the annual Massey - Lincoln Ag Exchange.

Held at Massey’s Manawatū campus this year, the exchange started with a barbeque on Friday.

The next morning, the battle for the silverware began, starting with the netball match-up. At half-time, Massey led 25–7, a trend that continued with the game to ending 53-13 and Massey retaining the Enid Hills Memorial Trophy.

The trophy was first played for in 2012 and named after the first woman student at Massey Agricultural College in 1932.

The rugby followed, with both teams remaining try-less in the first-half. The remainder of the game remained close, but the LA Brooks Cup returned to Lincoln for another year, after Massey lost 3-5.

The LA Brooks cup is named after the mother of former Lincoln student Harold Brooks. The cup was first contested in 1952 until it was retired in 1966 and subsequently revived in 2005. The winning team also receives the toilet seat-shaped MOG Shield.

Massey and Lincoln playing for the LA Brooks Cup

Engaging the brain

However, the weekend was not all about sporting prowess. The competition also involved a debate, with this year’s topic The Mackenzie Basin dairy conversion should go ahead. The Massey team had the affirmative and won decisively with well-researched arguments, but Lincoln received extra points for the entertainment factor, before a fire-alarm caused a break in proceedings. 

The competition will be held at Lincoln University next year.

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