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"FIRST MORTGAGEES."

MANAWHENUA AND THE SHIELD. WHO'S WHO IN VISITING TEAM. SIDE THAT BEAT WAIRARATA.

A team that is likely to spring a big] surprise at any time—that is Manawhenua, who play Auckland at Eden Park to-morrow. Out at Victoria Tark,! where they had a practice this morning, they looked a solid and promising lot, and glancing through their records, one finds that they have first-class material | on the side. I The Manawhenua team is composed of | representatives of the Manawatu and j jHorowhenua Rugby Unions, which! i amalgamated ia 1020 I j The Team's Coach. I Martin Winiata, one of the two electors, is the coach of the team. H e j s an old North Island representative. Ho came up to Auckland in 1023 to take part in the inter-Island game, plaved here on the return from Australia of "the great All Black side —. of that year. Winiata was a fine centre - threequarter, in which position, p e r h a ps his best display was for tlie Wellington team that defeated the 190.> Australians (New South Wales and Queensland), by 23 points to 7. His brother Walter also represented the North Island in 1910. The Manawhenua skipper is related to the family, Harry Jacob, having married a sister of ths North Islander. Williamson, who generally plays fullback, Vas in the team that beat Wairarap<i,#he Ranfurly Shield holders, a couple of weeks ago. He is a solid type of full-back. McDonald is a fine three-quarter, and was in the Maori rep team that toured France. Roberts, a speedy winger, has represented the combined unions for the past two seasons. The centre three-quarter. Hunt, is a safe player, and is often brilliant, Ixith in attack and defence. He has represented the uew union for three years. Playing anywhere from five-eighths to wing three-quarter. Doug Brophv is the star of the side. To-morrow he will l>e playing seccr.d five-eighths. Brophy has already made a name for himself. He _ has played some fine games on Athletic Park, Wellington, one ucrticularly outstanding one being that for Horowhenua-Mana-watu against the New South Welshmen in 1923. That Brophy is a player of class is shown by the fact that he was the reserve back for the North Island in 102.). He is recognised the Dominion as one of the most unlucky players who has ever taken the field. Mullins is another player who can fill any place among the backs. He has represented Manawatu and Manawhenua f<>i several years. He is safe both on attack and defence. Over fourteen stone. T. Parata, the nineteen-year-old five-eighths, is remarkable for his build. This is the sccond I year that he has played for the side. A product of the Maori -Agricultural College, the half-back. W. Parata has plaved for the team for the first time this year. He is fast and clever, and has been playing good football this season. Another back new to representative football is Goldfinch, whose solid allround play won him his place. Veteran Captain. By far the best known player of the siue is Harry Jacob, the 1020 All Bla.k. __ who later led the 1022 Maoris to victory in the Tc?t] rul>ber with Nov.-: South Wales. He J always plays us! I rover, a n d li i s height and fine physique make h:m a ; conspicuous player on the field. He is ; the captain of the ( team. i Pearson, who has worn the Wanganui representative jersey, has also played j fo-r Manawatu and Manawhenua. Hakaraia has played for the Manawhenua team for the last two seasons, and has also represented Horowhenua. j Tremewan is a fast and bustling type! of forward who has represented Mana-! whenua and Manawatu on several t occasions. A fine type of forward is Parsons, who generally locks the scrum. He is a hard worker and a valuable man. Playing anywhere in the pack, Galpin is one of the best forwards in the team, and has been mentioned frequently as a possible for the South African trip. With plenty of pace and dash, Payne is a _ J" oun ? player who made a name for himself on his home playing fields. [

I Representing his province for the firs* time, Heatley is a fast break-away forward who plays with plenty of dash. Dalzell is a young bustling type forward who has represented both Horow-henna and Manawheziua before. La_«t year, Hammond w u rc the Hawke's Bay rep. jersey, and he is playing for Manawhenua for the first time this season. He is always on the ball. Cowdrey is another player who has won his way into the team for the first time. Described by mnny as a brilliant forward, Crawford has played for both Manawatu and Manawhenua. The manager of the team is Mr. F. Robinson, «ho is a member of the Horowhenua Ktigbv L'nion. and who is aNo on the Manawhenua council. He managed the unbeaten Manawhenua team which went on tour last year. Mr. Robinson was a member of the 7th New Zealand Contin gent which went to South Africa in 1900. The average age of the Manawhcnua team is 2;I years 3 months. The Auckland Team. Auckland will be represented tomorrow by the following: — V. Butler (13.5). F. \V. Lucas (11.4), K. Sheen (11.3), L. Hook (11.3). C. E. 0. Badelev (11.9), A. Berridge "(12.7). W. Wright (11.8). A. Keene (13.2). S. Hadley (13.0), B. Palmer (12.10). Wanoa (lo.U). R. (13.5), A. Knight < 13.13), W. Batty (12.7), I. Cathcart (I3.i>). Reserves.—Forwards: Fletcher. E. Fell; backs, McManus, Wood*, Meyer, Paewai. The Auckland team will meet at Johnston's Garage at 7 o'clock this evening. The referee for the match w-ill be Mr. C. Webb. Manawhenua will be represented by: Williamson (12.2). Roberts (11.8), Hunt (12.5), McDonald (13.0). Brophv (11.7), Mullins (11.11). W. Parata (11.7). H. Jacob (14-8). Persson (12.21. Treniewan (13.7). (in I pin (13.7). Payne (13.3). Crawford (13.2), Dalzell (13.5), Hcatlev (12.7). The College Game. The College match between New Plymouth Hish School and Auckland Grammar School will be played as a curtain-raiser. The New Plymouth bc-vs arrived ny train this morning, and were met by Rugby Union officials. They are being billeted by Grammar School boy* but their manager. Mr. A. Papps, is being quartered at the Royal Hotel. The teams arc: New Plymouth High School.— Full back, Petty; three-quarter*. Beck. Watson. H. Brown: tive-eiphths, Forke*. Gibbon®: half. ( . Brown: rover. Fave«; forward*, Mrong, Abbott, Mc( allum. Wetere. McNeill, Harman, O'Nei'.i; emergencies: Backs. Hay-ward, Anderson: forwards, Li*t. McDonald. Auckland Grammar School.—Fullback. Dickey: three-quarters, Garlick, Giadding, Ix»e: live-eighths, Fraser. Cashmore: half, Frankham; rover. Hamilton (captain); forwards. Robinson, Brenn.in. (."leghorn. Sturt, De Rung*. Wilson. Batty. Kmergenrjes : Forwards. Herbert and Sly field ; backs, Cameron and Davidsoil.

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"FIRST MORTGAGEES.", Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 195, 19 August 1927

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"FIRST MORTGAGEES." Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 195, 19 August 1927

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