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A meeting of tbe Peninsula RugbySub Union was held at Duvauchelle on Tuesday evening; present—Messrs F. Williams (president, in the chair), G. Honeybone, H. Chapman and W. Robinson (vice presidents), W, Jacob son (hon. see,), and tbe following delegates:-—Messrs A. Williams and R Brucs (Akaroa), V. • Craw and A. Craw (Little Akaloa), C. Reed (Okain's), G. Radford and C. Londriffftn (Star), F. Fahey and S. Birdling (Weirewa), T. Skipper ar>3 3 Earetsi (Te Kotahitanga), Mr A. Williams, referee in tbe match Okain's v. Little Akaloa on May 81, wrote, statiog that he bad ordered two players off the field for fighting during the match. I Mr A. Williams said be did not] think that the Sub Union should be too stringent with these two players, as it was a first offence, but he thought this sort of thing should be put down by tbe referees. The chairman and Mr H. Chapman endorsed Mr Williams' remarks. Mr Chapman moved these two players stand down for two playing Saturdays. Seconded by Mr Radford. Mr W. Robinson handed in a letter from the Okain's player, stating tbat be.had acted under great" provocation. He moved, as an amendment, -that the players be severely cautioned, that a similar offence would mean their disqualification for . the rest of the season. Seconded by Mr V. Craw. The amendment was carriedMr A. Williams moved that the different written to, inform- , ing them that any of their players who were 'ordered off the field would be severely dealt with.; . Seconded by Mr G. Honeybone, and carried.

Mr G Breifcraeyor wrote as follows :—"I am instructed by my committee to inform the P.R.U. that on May 16 H. Dlerck, a League player, played for Wairewa v. Star, and that the field captain of the latter team objected before the match was started, and was informed that all was right Also that R. Livingstone, who played for the Old Boys' senior team on Saturday, May 9, took part in same match." Mr F. Fahey explained that the Wairewa Club's representative had approached Mr C, W. Heryey (secre tary of tbe Canterbury Rugby Union) and other officials before they played

Dierck in the seven a side competition in Christohureh on June' 3. The

ORU. officials stated that four other

League players were playing, and they gave the Wairewa Club verbal permission to play Dierck. The secretary (Mr Jacobaon) stated

that he had written to the C,R.U„

upon receipt of the Star Club's letter, and aaked the C.R.U. what/ had been done in tbe matter of Dierck's reinstatement, and to give the SubUnion any information tbey could upon the matter. The C.R.U, had not even replied to the letter.

A long discussion took place regarding the Canterbury Rugby Union's treatment of League players, and it was pointed out that a number of League players had been allowed to come back to Rugby without the C R.U. taking any action in the matter.

Mr V. Craw moved the Canterbury Union be written to re Dierck that it was understood that verbal permission was given the Wairewa Club to play this player, and in view of their rules of professionalism, this Sub Union would like permission in writing from tbe CR.U- to. allow Dierck to play. Seconded by Mr Fahey, and carried

The Te Kotabitanga Club applied 'to play N. A. Tikao, who bad been playing League in Cbristohurch this season.

The secretary the C.R.U. be written to, regarding playing this player. Seconded by Mr R. Bruce,.and carried.

. The president, secretary and Mr A, Williams were appointed to deal with any correspondence received from the C.R.U. regarding League players. With regard to the breach of the competition rule 3by the . Wairewa Club in playing Livingstone .before getting his transfer, Mr H. Chapman moved that Livingstone stand down for two playing Saturdays. Seconded by Mr C. Londrigan, and carried.

Mr li. Bruce moved, as an amend ment. tbat the Wairewa Club be fined 103 for playing Livingstone n-ithout a transfer.

Seconded by Mr Honeybone. I The amendment was carried. A further amendment that Mr V. Craw, seconded by Mr Fahey, that tbe Wairewa Club be written to, stat ing that any further breaoh of the competition rules would be severely dealt with, was lost;.

Tbe Wairewa Club was given permission to play Old Boys juniors at Little River on Tuesday, June 13The Te Kotahitanga Club was

given permission to piny some of '~hv\r in the Piki benefit match in Cbristchn'obi on June 18. Mr Radford reported that the Career bury Rugby Union bad offered to send ~ a representative team to Little Uiver V on Saturday, June 13. $• It w.t<» decided to appl? to tho C H U for representative matches later. Mr G. Radford moved the match Bays v Little River be played at Little m River on Tuesday, June 16. J" Beoooded by Mr V. CrawMr W. Robinson moved, as an amendment, the secretary write to the C;R.U., and arrango a match with a ' team, and the Bays v. Little River matoh be played at Little.; River on the Tuesday previous to tbe match Seconded by Mr A. Williams, and carried* > The chairman moved a Peninsula seven a side tourntroent bi held at tbe . end of the competition at AkaroaSeconded by Mr HoneyboneMr G- Radford moved the tourna ment be held at Little River the first - season and Akaroa the next. ■V Seconded by Mr Robinson Tbe amendment was lost, and tbe motion carried on the chairman's casting vote. v Permission was given the Star Club to bold a seven a side competition, A vote of thanks to tbe chair fcer. minated tbe meeting.

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PENINSULA RUGBY SUB-UNION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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PENINSULA RUGBY SUB-UNION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4404, 12 June 1914

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