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It is .interesting to note that, notvrith-' standing the fact that two forwards — Wilson and Francis—were not- eligible for the Wellington' representative team, Cotter, a North Island representative forward, was not chosen to play against the All Blacks; Whjle'l am readyi to admit,that Cotter has'ability, and can play a good.game, .he undoubtedly deserves the slight which the selectors have, placed on him, it, is hard to understand the cause of. thisiyoung player's eudden deterioration.. I am of, opinion .that;h,e was easily the worst forward on the, ground in the match Athletic v. Wellington, and it ,is to. be hoped' that he will, profit by the lesson'which the Wellington selectors have read '.to him. J. Smith, who played in the front line for Athletic seniors earlier in the season, ha« > made ■a r good impression in - Wanganui. ,Ho was picked in. the representative mat'eh against Taranaki, and made the only score for Ms side. ■' - The Oriental team will shortly have the services of Shearer and Harry Paton. These two players should strengthen the black and whites. Pearce, the Oriental wing three-quar-ter, is a player of great possibility. He comes from Auckland, where last seaeon he played for the University team, and was also a "B" representative.^ So far, he has had no chances to distinguish himself in Wellington, but he ia undoubtedly a "classy" player. Notes on the Junior Grade players aye published in the front page of the Sport a Edition.

Sir Prim (by Sir Tristram—Primrose), who is engaged in the V.'R.C. Grand National Hurdle Race to-day, is only three years old. He won a. hurdle race at Flemington last month. He is owned by Mr. W. Andeison, of theatrical fame, and will have to carry 9.12 in to-day's race. When the last mail left Melbourne CJonfcaft and Obi were the favourites. Tho result of the raca should appear in. L>?tt £ROrtS Edi^oa o|. TJjo jfafa

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NOTES., Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 4, 4 July 1914

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NOTES. Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 4, 4 July 1914

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