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The following unbiassed (sir) report of the Hawke’s Bay match appeared in yesterday’s ‘ Press ’“ The match was a run over for Otago, who passed splendidly and played with fine combination. The Otago forwards averaged more than Hat heavier than the Hawke’s Bay men, and were all fast. They threw forward and played off-side continually and otherwise broke the rules ; but though the tries were gained while tho Hawke’s Bay men were standing all over the field with their hands up for a palpable throw on, the whistle seldom went. Wyinks was referee. Lowry proposed J, Warbrick, but Otago objected. The refereeing was very unsatisfactory. Hawke’s Bay did not play anything like the game they played against Canterbury. They were overweighted and demoralised, though in individual instances there was good play. The general play was selfish, and tho team were thoroughly disgusted with the referee. The crowd also were most partial, applauding their own men continuously and groaning the visitors. Duncan, in Friday’s place at half, did not stop the rushes as well, but ran and collared excellently. Take, Wi Hapc, and Lequesne all collared well, but the backs were on the defensive the greater part of the time. None of the forwards showed np particularly, but occasional dashes were made for the local goal line. The splendid passing runs of Otago, in which the Hawke’s Bay backs upset man after man without getting the ball, always brought the play back. Otago played as one man, backing up grandly.” The intelligence that Messrs W. Thomas and A. VV. Morris will be unable to take part in the approaching interprovincial football matches will be a great disappointment to all interested in the game. The well-known full back, who has represented this province so creditably in past interprovincial and international matches, goes to Wellington having accepted a situation there, and another full-back will have to be found to play against Canterbury, Auckland, and probably the Maoris, Mr A. Morris proceeds in tho course of a week to Melbourne on matters of business, and this sterling forward will also be greatly missed. Mr Thomas carries with him the good wishes of all footballers and friends, who, while regretting his departure, are pleased that a New Zealand province will secure his services as a footballer.

The employees ot the Roslyn Woollen Mills have presented Mr I). Torrance (captain of the Kaikorai Football Club) with a silver-mounted mcrschaum pipe and silver match-box in recognition of his valuable services as a player in inter-club and interprovincial football matches. Mr Torrance was some time back the recipient of an embroidered cap, which was presented to him by the members of his club as a token of the esteem in which he (as captain) is held. The Feilding Steeplechase was won by Piako, with Sir Garnet second, and Lucy Glitters third. Dividend, L 3 15s,

The clickers and packers in the employ of Mr J. T. Roughton defeated the finishers by a potted goal and a try to nil. The New South Wales Waterloo Cop was won by Rambler, with Folly as runner-up ; f;he Purse by Sealed Packet, with Polly Grey as pinner,-up; the Leger by Lochiel, with Mystery as rupner-up. Our Cromwell correspondent wires :

Other two clubs—the Sowburn Club and the Roxburgh Club—have declared against the - Metropolitan rules and joined the Cromwell Club,”

CHRISTCHURCH, August 15, Slight rain fell this morning, but the weather is now clear, though pold, Lap : caster Park will be rather greasy and soft for the match Hawke’s Bay v. Warbrick’s team. The game does not begin till a quarter to four o’clock, though the mayor lias proclaimed j half holiday.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7986, 15 August 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7986, 15 August 1889

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