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The Committee of the Otago Rugby Union met last evening to consider the position of the four members of the Maori team against whom chaiges of shady practices at Brisbane have been made. The members in question arrived by train yesterday from Invercargill, and, we understand, were examined. The meeting lasted till 11 p.m., when it was decided to adjourn until this evening, no decision haviog been arrived at. The Native team played Gore district yesterday, and won by 16 points to 3, or five goals and a try to a goal. Hirst (Orepuki) played for Lee, and did well. The Auckland representative football team are to leave for the South on the 29th August, and will play as follows: At Napier on 31st August; Christchurch, 4th September; Dunedin, 10th September;

Wellington, l4th September; Nelson, 18th September ; Taranaki, 21st September. The Hawkc's Bay team played the first match of their tour at Timaru yesterday, meeting a team representing the South Canterbury Rugby Union. The play was exceedingly fast, and the local men repeat' edly carried the scrum. After ten minutes' play M'lntosh got a try, for .South Canterbury, which Shallard converted. Soon after this M'itae, for Hawke's Bay, potted a neat goal. Past play followed, and then Morrison got in for Hawke's Bay, but the major point did not result. This closed the first spell. In the second spell Taku secured a try, but the kick again failed. No other score was made, and the game thus resulted in a win for Hawke's Bay, their score beiDg one goal two tries to South Canterbury's one goal. M'Rac,and Wi Taku played best for the visitors, and Moore and M'lntosh for the local men.

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FOOTBALL, Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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FOOTBALL Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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