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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —Wo notice with regret some paragraphs from your Home correspondent in your issue of 10th May in connection with two members of the Maori football team which he could not have taken much puns to inquire into before sending you. Regarding the play of Messrs Keogh and Madigan there can be no two opinions ; the former has few, if any, equals as a half-back, and the latter as few as a three-quarter. Both played consistently and well when uninjured, and were instrumental in gaining many of our victories. The scorebook can show this in a second.

Messrs Keogh and Madigan are naturally indignant at such reports getting currency, and we for the team share their indignation. We have little doubt that your correspondent compiled his notes from mere hearsay, and has injudiciously exceeded and exaggerated his information. On behalf of the New Zealand team—We are, etc,, J. S. Scott, Manager, Joe Wakbrick, Captain, K. M'Caislanu \ Of Selection T. R. Ellison f Committee.

Melbourne, May 28. [Our London correspondent’s accounts of the doings of the team have proved to be so uniformly reliable that we are loth to believe that he accepted “hearsay” information relative to the incident complained of. Wo shall refer the communication to him for explanation.— Ed, E.S.]

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THE NATIVE FOOTBALLERS., Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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THE NATIVE FOOTBALLERS. Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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