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The management committee of the Auckland Rugby Union decided at its meeting last night, to advise the Taranaki Union that it would not be possible to arrange a match between Taranaki and Auckland this season because its programme already extended to October 6.

The action of the chairman, Mr. A. A. Baker, in instructing the Pukekohe and Waiuku unions to draw lots to decide which union would play Hamilton in the Peace Cup challenge match was confirmed. Pukekohe and Waiuku played a drawn game when their representatives met.

The chairman reported' that there had been some changes in the board of control of Eden Park. Messrs. F. Earl, K.C., E. E. Nalder and Carlton Hay had died and Mr. R. B. Lusk, a trustee, had .resigned. These vacancies had been filled by Messrs. F. E. Sutherland, as one of the trustees' representatives on the board of control, P. Shaw; Auckland Cricket Association's representative, and S. C. Hay, secretary. Mr. N. C. Snedden had been appointed one of the trustees.

The Te Aroha Rugby Union wrote stating that the Pollard Cup match played between Marist and Grammar Old Boys was an outstanding success and had created great interest in the district.

Applications from the Opotiki and Hauraki Plains sub-unions for visits of Auckland senior club teams were referred to the clubs.

A letter from the University Club stated that the Massey College team would be able to visit Auckland on August 11. The letter was referred to the match committee.

Permission was granted to the following senior teams to travel:—July 21, Manukau to Thames; July 28, Parnell to Waiuku; July 28, Suburbs to Pukekohe.

It was decided that Messrs. Baker and Li. S. Drake should represent the Auckland un'on at a conference at Thames on July 28 between the Thames, Paeroa, Thames Valley and Auckland unions to discuss boundaries between the sub-unions.


P- A - WANGANUI. Wednesday. In a hard-fought Rugby game, in which the forwards excelled, Wansranui Collegiate School beat. New Plymouth Boys' High School to-day by 6 points t n o. K. c. Dodgshun kicked two penalty goals for the winning team.

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RUGBY CONTROL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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RUGBY CONTROL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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