While at war in Europe, there are reports of teams playing at venues in France and England. Family report rugby games played by the men of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company, while they were serving overseas.
|Thames Star 5/2/1918|
In 1921, the SOLDIERS' FOOTBALL Club won the Thames Rugby Union Knock-outs Competition Cup. The team photo below names the following men and their supporters: L Towers, A Barker, W Ryan, W Lomas, A Dufty, J McLean, A Shepherd, L Pedrotti, L Stewart, J Stewart, A Lomas, Master Houghton, L J Sutcliffe, H Murray, J Wells, L Houghton, E Rickett, A Tate and H Royal (Absent)