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COMBINED TEAM TO PLAY ENGLISHMEN CHOSEN. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) MASTEB.TON, Sunday. The annual football fixture, Bush v. Wairarapa, was played at Masterton yes- . terday. The game, which was notable for the absence of brilliant play, resulted in a win for Wairarapa by 12 points to 3. Bush were on the defensive throughout the game, except in the last 20 minutes, when they ran over Wairarapa and scored a try. For Wairarapa Henderson and Brenchley scored tries, the rest of the score being two goals. Bush scored a try. The following team has been chosen to represent Wairarapa and Bush against the Anglo-Welsh team:—Fullback, Russell (Wairarapa) ; three-quarters, Darvill (Wairarapa), Connor (Bush), , Collins (Bush) ; five-eighths, Groube (Wairarapa) and O'Leary (Wai- ' rarapa) ; half, Adams (Wai- ! rarapa); wing-forward, Workman (Wairarapa ) ; forwards, McCarthy (Waira- , rapa), G. Smith (Bush), Harvey (Bush) I Brenchley (Wairarapa), McKenzie (Wai- I rapara), C. Ross (Wairarapa), Swainson ; (Bush). ( SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS. , HAWKE'S BAY. # NAPIER, Saturday. ' In the senior football championships • Napier defeated Kia Ora by 9 to nil, ' after a well contested game. Old Boys' beat Pirates by 6 to nil. i WELLINGTON. > WELLINGTON, Saturday. The senior matches this afternoon resulted: Poneke, 13, beat the favourites, Pelone, 11; Southern, 12, beat Victoria i College, 6; St. James', 11, beat Old Boys, - 3; Melrose, 0, beat Ahletic, 0; Oriental, : 5, beat Wellington, 3. [ CHRISTCHURCH. CHRISTCHTTRCH, Saturday. < Senior football to-day resulted:— Al- ■ bion, 5, beat Merivale, 3; Sydenham, ! 20, beat Canterbury College, nil; Liuwood, IS. beat Christchurr.h, 6. DUNEDIN. DUNEDIN, Saturday. The first grade Rugby competitions to-day resulted: —Southern, 7, defeated Alhambra, nil; 'Varsity, 13, defeated • Pirates, 3;' Zingari, 8, defeated Kai- ' korai, nil; Dunedin, 13, defeated Taieri, 3; Port, 13, ■ defeated Union, 6. PROFESSIONAL BLACKS. NATIVE TEAM FOR AUSTRALIA. For some time past it has been known that a movement was on foot to send a professional team of Maori players to Australia to try conclusions with the professional Rugby teams of New South Wales and Queensland. organiser in Mew Zealand is Mr. Albert Asher, the e£ New Zealand anc Auckland rep. player. The team was to have been sent away some time ago, but a hitch evidently occurred, and it is now stated that they will leave for Sydney by the Moana on Monday next. The team is fairly representative of Maori football in the Dominion, but in addition to demonstrating J their football prowess the playere will , give exhibitions of haka war dances and Maori games. The team will be as follows: — Fulloack,: Aritaku Wihapl, 12st 121b, represented Te Aute College aud Tanranga. Fullback and lire-eighths: Uoeroa, Ust Tib (Taurangu). Tbreeiiuartors: Albert Asher, 12st (captain); Nikorlma Katete, lost 101b (Kotorua); Tepuka Pouwhiuwhiu, 12st (Tanrangu and Rotorua); Frank Barclay or Hauauru Pakere, 13At (St. Johns College); llouiie Wlteriauu, 12st (St. Stephen's College); Hone Tuki, 13st (Walkato); Nutana "Wiki, list 121b (Northern districts); llamuera Tawhla, lost 51b (Te Aute College aud Botorua). Flve-eightns: Mana Ta, list 71b (Walkato and Hamilton); also lloeroa, wno may play fulloack. J V * Halfback: Haukore, 13st (Tauranga). I Forwards: J. J. Stanaway, or Hone 1 naira, 12st 71b (Northern Walroa) • ilikaera, 13st 71b (Kotorua); Mlhl KlriAul list 101b (Tauranga); Tol, lest 21b CTauranga); GlenvUle Barclay (Punga Pakere) 14st (St. John's College); Plrlta WJ:nrepaprf, 12st 131b (Tauranga); Hlkatarewa 14at 71b (Kotorua); Iharairoi, lost lib (HotorualTatlkura Wetlul, lest (Mntntn); Tloplia Henaro Uota, Met alb (Gol.lllo.ds); licnare lUrluul, last 121b (Tauranga and Itotorua); l'Uo Taplhunn, 13et 711) (Te Puke) , Hopepa Toroo. 14et (Huetluits).

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WATRARAPA DEFEATS BUSH UNION., Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 118, 18 May 1908

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WATRARAPA DEFEATS BUSH UNION. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 118, 18 May 1908