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The weekly meeting of the Committee of tho Otago Rugby Union, held yesterday, was attended by Messrs Callaway (president), Wilson, Campbell, Duncan, Harris, Isaacs, Strong, Torrance, and Hutchison. A letter was read from the New Zealand Union inquiring, in view of the reflections in the Press on the conduct of players in the Wellington - Otago match, what action, if any, the O.R.F.U. proposed to take in reference to instituting an inquiry into the circumstances in terms of by-law 10 of the New Zealand Union’s code. It was resolved to inform the New Zealand Union that the Committee had no reason to suppose that any of the Otago team played roughly, and that therefore they had no cause to take action. It was decided to hold a special meeting of the Committee before this week’s general meeting of delegates with the view to striking oil the roll of the Union any clubs that have not then paid their subscriptions for the year. At the match Huntley v, Hamilton, played on Saturday at Ngaruawahio, the teams being a dead beat for the championship of the Waikato, Huntley got a try, which was the only score during the game. The Rev. Mr Hudson, the referee, was quite unable to control the game, and the crowd behaved in a disgraceful fashion, crowding the goal-lines, rushing the ground, hooting the referee and players, and at times taking a hand in the game. °

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FOOTBALL, Evening Star, Issue 10431, 28 September 1897

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FOOTBALL Evening Star, Issue 10431, 28 September 1897