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The racehorses Sultan, Alcinous, and Taniwha arrived by train last night from the North,

The South Canterbury Rugby Union have endorsed the opinion of the Otago Union “ that it is not desirable, in the interests of Rugby football in New Zealand, that a team should visit England this season, and that the English Union be requested to refuse their patronage to any team from this colony visiting England this year not accredited by the various unions in New Zealand.”

A Nelson representative team play in Timaru on July 20, and receive 75 per cent, of the gross takings, A boxing contest took place at Auckland yesterday between W. Murphy and J. Simon, The “ show ” did not last long, as Simon went to sleep at Murphy’s second blow. The two boxers left for San Francisco by the Zealandia,

Mr Scott recently wrote to the Otago Rugby Union, asking for terms for two matches with the Maori football team, about the middle of July. A reply has been sent that in view of expected visits from Nelson, Auckland, and Southland, only one Maori v. Otago match could be played ; and a Saturday was suggested as the most suitable date. The Otago Rugby Football Union offer Mr Scott 40 per cent, of the gross takings. The Auckland, Nelson, Canterbury, South Canterbury, and Southland Unions have endorsed the action of theO.R.F.U. re the proposal to send a New Zealand team to England next season. The Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hawke’s Bay Unions decline to take any action on the plea that they are not aware who the promoters of the movement are, or that it is intended to send a team Home during the coming season.

The Intercolonial Tennis Tournament at Sydney wds concluded on the 12th, the results being:—ln the all-comers singles A. J. Colquhoun (Vio.) won the prize, C. W. Cropper (N.S.W.) being second. In the championship round Colquhoun beat Dudley Webb (N.S.W,), 6 2, 06, 6-3, 6 2; Miss Mayne (Vic.) beat Miss Blaxland (N.S.W.), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Miss Mayne and Miss Shaw beat Misses Raleigh and Keating, 6-3,6-0. Messrs D. Gage (Wellington), Wi Karauria, and Ihimaira (Hawke’s Bay), members of Warbrick’s team, returned by the Waihora to-day.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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