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RUGBY FOOTBALL

The West Coast Rugby Union entertained the Buller and West Coast teams to a dinner in the Albion Hotel on Saturday evening. Mr D. MacKay (President of the West Coast Rugby Union) occupied the chair. Several speeches were given by members of both unions, as well as a short address by His Worship the Mayor (Mr J. D. Lynch), who was present as the guest of the local Union. The Buller team on Sunday left here at 9 a.m., for Reefton, where in the afternoon they played a team representing Inangahua, and defeated them by 6to 3. Mi- J. P. O'Regan, the well-known barrister, travelled north with the team from Greymouth. The "gate" at Victoria Park on Saturday amounted to £52.

The football match between Buller and Inangahua was closely contested. It Js stated that Buller were very lucky, to win. The Inangahua team gave the best display of football, opening up the game continually; Buller (says a Reefton paper) crack about the fast men they have in their backs, but they never give it a "go" to see how fast they are, but aro content when they get the ball to find th e line.. If both sides were to do the same, it would hot be, a 'very interesting game to watch. -The Inangahua team were unlucky, whereas on two occasions they crossed Buller line, and lost the bail. Bullsr have undoubtedly a good pa|k of forwards, and it is mainly due to them that the Buller team have mot •with so much success this season.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE,'

AT SYDNEY NEXT MONTH.

(Australian and N.Z Cable Association^

WELLINGTON. September 29 !,

The Management Committee of . th|» New Zealand Rugby Union to-nigh|l decided to send three delegates to a conference of South African, New Zeaf.| land. New South Wales and Queens|' land bodies, to be held at Sydney nei^ I month. TJie following were selected:--*' Messrs G. Howe (representing the-ij Management Committee), H. Frost (North Island) amd S. F. Wilson 1 (South Island).

ENGLISH CONSERVATION,

(Press Association.)

(Rec. September 29, 5.5 pan.)

LONDON, September 28,

The Daily Mail, commenting on the ' criticism in New Zealand of an English Rugby Union, for not allowing amend to the rules of the game asserts what , the adoption of amended rules in New Zealand before they had the approval of the International Board would cause a breach, putting an end to representativel contests. ,' : *"~

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, 30 September 1919

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RUGBY FOOTBALL Grey River Argus, 30 September 1919

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