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ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA.

Pflß Prbss Association.—By Electric TiiaioßAPH—Copyright. Reoeived August 12, 7.80 p.m. Stdnby, August 12. > In the football match England beat Australia by thirteen points to nil. « Frequent heavy showers fell during the play, and the ground presented in places miniature lake soenery. The first spell was very even, and ended without soore. England scored in the second spell two goals and a penalty kick. The Englishmen were entertained at a farewell banquet. The Rev. Mullineux, responding to the toast of " The Visitora' Health," said he felt it his duty to speak against, anything which the English Rugby Union would not acknowledge as good sport. He had observed deliberate breaohes of the rules by the Australian players—suoh as holding their opponents back when coming away from the Borums, pushing men in the line-out who had not got the ball, and sticking their elbows into men's faces in the scrum. He had been told that the Australian remedy for this was to bite the hand of the player who so acted, but Englishmen had not yet mastered the art of cannibalism. Another thing, and one of the lowest tricks, was ■hooting after an opponent for a pau. He hoped Australians would eradicate these blots. Australia possessed excellent players, and the visitors had learnt something from them in the way of "marking" the ball and forward play.

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ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5004, 14 August 1899

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ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5004, 14 August 1899

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