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The intercolonial football match, Victoria v. New South Wales, played at Melbourne, resulted in a win for Victoria, the scores 1 eing—Victoria, (i <jo ils 14 behinds ; New Stu hj Walia, 2 goals 8 behinds. The alleged defalcations of Hiddlesfcine, the cricketer, who was recently arrested at Sydney fur emtj.rzy.UD;.; Government; moneys, amount to L1».2, r >o. FooL'v.'.H in Mi-lbor.rnn evidently chirps considerable bad feeling to manifest, itte-lf nt times, if the. folio win" incident forms any criterion of the usual practices at meetings between prominent clubs :—During the progress of a match, Angua Evans, captain of the South Melbourne (at present the leading) team, struck Chapman, central umpire, and the latter suing Evans for assault, the South Melbourne skipper was fined and ordered to pay all coals. The presiding Magistrate, in giving bis decision, made certain remarks, which it ia earnestly hoped will never bo applicable to a true description of the game as played in Now Zealand. He said that the language habitually used by players and onlookers at football matches was disgraceful, and was fast bringing the game into diarespute. It was now almost impossible for respectable persons to witness football matches without being shocked at the vile and disgusting language used, Intercolonial football matches have now been established between New South Wales find Victoria, the last being won by tho Northern representative team by J 3 points to G. Several past New Zealand players were chosen to represent Victoria, while a couple of old Dunedin players—C. Diamond (formerly of the Pirates) and G. Millar (formerly of the Kaikorai)—were described in a Syd'.iey paper as " rattling good players, but rather inclined to be selfish.'' E. U. Stohr, another old Dunedinite, also played. At the return match, which was played last Saturday, tho Governor of New South Wales was present. At a recent meeting of the British Football Association, held in London, it was decided to leave among others the following proposals in the hands of the English delegates to bring before the International Board meeting :-(i) That Rule 21 of Football Association be added to law of the game 12, with following addition : " A referee shall have power to award a free kick without any appeal in any case where he thinks that tho conduct of player ia dangerous, or likely to prove dangerous, but not stilliciently so a3 to justify him in putting in force tho greater powers vested in him as above." (2) That tho International Board be approached with a view to forming a commo.i basis of action in dealing with rough play or bad language of such players as may be out of the jurisdiction of the country to which they belong. (3) Rule hto read: When the bull is in touch, a player of the opposite side to that which played it last shall stand on the point of the boundary line where it left the field of play, and, facing the players, shall hold the ball above bis head and throw it in with both hands in any direction, and it shall be in play when thrown in; the thrower shall not play until the ball has beoD played by another player. (4) Rule 12 to read : Two umpires shall be appointed, who3o duty shall be to decide all disputed points when appealed to, and a referee shall be appointed to decide in all cases of difference between the umpires. A Wellington telegram states that a preliminary meeting in connection with a conference of delegates from the metropolitan racing clubs: of the colony was held yesterday. The delegates present wei e:—Captain Russell, M.H.R. (llawke's Bay), 0. Samuel, M.H.R. (Taranaki), Dr fiarle (Wanganui), G. W. Ryley (Marlborough), J. S. M. Thompson (Wellington and Greymoutb). Apologies for absence were received from the Hon. G. M'Lean (Dunedin) and Mr G. 11. Clifford Captain Russell was elected ehaiiman of tho Conference. The next meeting takes place in the Parliamentary Buildings to-night. A Melbourne cablegram states that Lapstone and The Pebble have been scratched for the Melbourne Cup. Complaints are made at Auckland that tho game of football in that district is being injured, and a good deal of pcrf-onal feeling excited, through the gambling which is indulged iu. It is stated that in one of -ho matches last Saturday a good deal of batting took place, and that some of the players participated in it.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889