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THE ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS.

Continnirg ita remarks on the English Bugby football team, the Sydney " Daily Telegraph "says:— "ln reference to tbe above li-t, it ohould bo that there 13 some doubt as to the position of Timoins in the field, though there 19 good reason for considering him to a be threequarters. Byrne plays at full-back for England, and at three-quarters for his club. Of the other internationals, the Welshmen Nicholla and Hazzey are described as forming the best, wing combination in the Uuited Kingdom, Fooke3 is a Yorkshireman, and a member of» the Sowerby Bridge Ciub, and he played for iiugland against Ireland only a faw mouths ago, Bulger has played for Ireland, and Forrest, who comes from Welliogton (Eag.), for England. Byrne plays tor Moseley and this famous club alao contributes Mullineux, Kowlands, and Mareton, Schwartz, of Richmond, was one of the English halves against Scotland last month, but it is to be Etated that his selection was taken great exception to. In the same match. Elliott, of Howick, was one of the Scottish representatives, and he is said to have played on that occasion about the best game on the ground, The International forwards, Stout, and Gorman, together with Needs, hail from Gloucestershire, and Dudgeon is variously described as of Northumberland and as of tbe Surrey. KicUraoud Club, Of the] others, Mullineux and Boyd, together with Byrne and Bulger, were members of 'the last team that toured South Africa. Boyd and Franks are from Dublin University, Cookson and Fraccombe from Lancashire, and Kipliog from Surrey. Kipling, by the way, is a near relative of the great Kudyard. There is still some doubt as to the identisy of Marston and Gibson. There is a "IV. Marston and a G. Marston among the Moseley forwards. There are three Gibsons prominent in English football, C, Oi P. Gibson and R. Gibson represent Northumberland, and A.G. Gibson is included in the London Scottish Fifteen. The team will bs under the management of the Rev. M. Mullineux, and it is noc improbable that, with five half-backs i n the party, he will often be a looker-on, Bnt, of course t at present, thiß and sevoral other things are matters of speculation. As to the prospects of the side, theie is not much to be said. If the team can settle dowa to combined play, it should beat the best that we can put in the fi eM Bgainat it. Bqt, on the contrary, suonia every man insist on playing for his own hand, the visitors will bs liable to lose some of the bigger engagements. The question of combination, however, has not been last sight oi in the selection of the toam ; and it will be noticed significantly that club mates ha^e frequen ly been chosen, '

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THE ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIII, Issue 119, 24 May 1899

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THE ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIII, Issue 119, 24 May 1899

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