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ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM FOR THE COLONIES .

At present (says the Sydney Daily Telegraph) we have an English crcket team touring these parts, and the probability seems to be that in the course of a few months we shall aleo have with us a football team from England. It will be remembered that, in about July last, the New South Wales Rugby Football Union received a letter from Mr Mullineux, of St Johu's College, Oambiilge, suggesting the visit to Australia of a , team under his management. The Union here referred the matter to Mr G. W. M' Arthur, its representative in London, and Mr M 7 Arthur now writes that the English Union lias given its sanction to the project, on tbe distinct; understanding that the wbole affair is conducted on a strictly amateur basis. This, of course, is a stipulation on which the Union here would be equally anxious to insist. The preliminaries may, accordingly, be considered as settled* and the latest advices notify that Mr Mullineux is now engaged getting together his team. He hopes to fill all the places with University men, but seeing that the combination, in order to ploy here in June, will have to leave England early in May, and the Universities vacations will not lit with the necessary dates, Mr Mullioeux will, I>erhaps, have to draw upon other sources. It is, however, pretty certain that the team will be a strong one, and, therefore, calculated to forward the playing of the game in ihis quarter of the world. Although our playe-is possess most of the qualities demanded in good football, such for example as stamina aud pluck, they have yet, in more respects than one, something to learn.

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ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM FOR THE COLONIES., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3664, 23 February 1898

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ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM FOR THE COLONIES. Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3664, 23 February 1898

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