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"The Smiler” had to go through the interviewing process when he reached Home. Asked "What sort of game did Keogh play ? Is this true about him playing selfishly ? ” he replied that Keogh was a good man—one of their best half-backs, but he was a rather selfish player. Keogh always sang out Ki Muri (heel out) when the scrums were formed, as he wanted to score, and would seldom pass after he got the ball. He spoilt the play of the forwards. Elliott, Gage, Wynyard, and Madigan all played excellently. Dick Taiaroa was one ef their best forwards. M'Caualand captained them on some occasions, and the boys liked him, as he was kind to them. He did not notice any extra rough play on the part of the Englishmen. He was of the opinion that a Pakeha football team from New Zealand would do well at Home.

The Otage Chess Club is now engaged in an open tournament among its members, with the view of ascertaining the relative strength of the players, and organising a handicap tournament immediately after the present tournament is concluded. Several new members have lately joined the club, and it is expected that a good many more will join at the commencement of the annual term on the first of July. The club has appointed a sub-committee to look for and hire a more suitable room, especially with the view of being able to hold more frequent meetings than can now be held,


[Special to the Star.]


A private cablegram from Melbourne states that Mr Martin Taylor’s dog, Bridegroom 11,, is in the last four for the Mopnee Valley Cap, the final course of which be decided to-day. Bridegroom 11. is a Christohuroh dog. The stake is worth over LI,OOO, of which L6OO goes to the winner.


[By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.)

SYDNEY. June 4.

The following are the entries for the Great Metropolitan, of 1,000 sovs; two miles;— Marie, Aga, Australian Peer, Arsenal, Melos, Wycombe, Ellerdale, Tartar, Bustle, Locksley, Monte Cristo, Honeydew, Tranter, Ben Bolt, Cardigan, May Queen, Sedition, Tourbillon, Templar, Eyre, Fraud, Manton, Antreus, Cinaron, Clogs, Bustler, Bluenose, Tradition, Lamond, Tyler, Centaur, Lynne, Lyndhurst, Yabba, Leichardt, Bonnie Doon, Papua, Dailey, Steel Arrow, Rebel, Rosicrucian, Niagara, Merigobose, Savant, Abercom, Cranbrook, Escort, The Gift, Sinecure, Keith, Kitawa, Peabody, Chicago, Headington,

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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