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RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL.

DR. THACKER INTERVIEWED.

Christohuroh, July 9. Dr Thacker, president of the Can 1 ternary Centre of the New Zealand Rugby League, returned froma short visit to Sydney this morning. His object in visiting Australia was to witness tbe football matches between Australia and the touring English Northern Union team, to study the. '. progress of the League game, to note the improvements and advance made in Sydney itself during the past year, and lastly to avoid the cold of the local winter and enjoy the warm sun of Australia. ■ Dr Thacker here stated that tie Englishmen were certain to play Canterbury on Wednesday next, as it only remained for the local centre to mike the necessary arrangements. The English manager wag going to bring the team to Christchurch no matter

what the cost and loss. This had

been decided at a conference at Wellington yesterday between Mr J

Oarlaw (president of the N.Z. League)

Mr J. H. Houghton (English mana* ger), and Dr Thaoker, when it waa pointed out that the North Island

tonr.would not be interfered with, and the only possible date on which the Englishmen could play in Christchurch. was on Wednesday next. Dr Thaoker eai.d be wa3 determined to bring the Englishmen to Canterbury at all costs to let them see the couri' try and to give the publio an oppor tunifcy to Bee what fine fellows they all were. The English manager bad agreed to leave Wellington for the south after the match against Wei' lirgton, on Saturday. Dr Thacker explained that the Dominion Council

had gone back on the agreement to

give Canterbury tbe first match on the Saturday following the visi'ors' arrival, providing they left Sydney dr rectly after last Saturday's test, and Hawke's Bay had been given a Satur* day match in deference to the wishes of the English manager.

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RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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