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FOOTBALL.

■•• ■ .THE RUGBY. GAME. PTHE RUGBY . GAME. f RANFCRLY SHIELD MATCH.; ' WELLINGTON Y. TARANAKI. •: ife;- - WINfFOR THE HOLDERS, , v |f.. ' |,;.^i' 'V ."■;■'.'^ mft STRENUOUS CONTEST. Pr . $ 'v" ■-;•■ ' :*VfffP':'' J* TSLMIUtn.—PRESS association.] " If;''" 1%■ ,: Hatoeoa, Wednesday..; ff* ■' STra repwseoiative Rugby match between" H. Wellington;' d Taranaki was played at p"'.- Uv*iT& to-daj', Taaaaki winning by 14 R. »» - " ; "''■ .. -.$ fj ; T. jmswore as follows:— '„ j [\ \f. * /eUingttJfl: Capper, McTaggar?., Beard, j ffc ffwomey, Ttfyard (capt.), Robinson, Nunn, j ■j." • Gilchrist,OotLr, Dope., Dent, Paton, :\\ , J>lcFarlane/.Kyne, Parker.' v r ;/''// .-g\.i. ;r ' i George, Loveridge, Roberts, jff - Young, Cameron, Brown. Taylor, Colmao, % : ~J . WhiUington,Dewar, Young, Spaitb,Pater*f?' ton, Cain, Birchall. ;' . > . ■ 8 The teamslwere,weli matched and fought ;f : ;.-; cut a keen and interesting game. The ] , Taranaki forwards were slightly better I -than the visitors' vanguard :and spoiled ];.■'* mnch hackwork, , ■ ..». t v -:..'--V ■ %' Wellingt6a:opened with a great forward ;;.' :'" rah but.Taranak^^ and:tet:,up >.i ■\ „ vigorous attack.!: From a mark; Roberta almost placed, a goal from half-way., After; '-fV-'V*'' Borne give mi tak*. ,' plat the ; visitinß ,", backs started: a v rash' but' Cplenan Stepped ;-•-■';. it whenßrown was almost ove*.. ;A'for- > ward rush by Taranaki -gave Wellington |- 1 ' an anxious*;t!me«rod they, had to' force.; !.'•■":■ • .' A great rush'by Wellington forwardsi took j'| - tie ball back; to the opposing ' line and ■? Parker almost got over. Soonafterwards ■j,:.- ;,'. ; Roberts ; beai:the fullback I but.could not 'i " secure the ball/ Wellington rallied again i bat only to see"Colman;break away.. He {■■'■■'■-. had, only ullback to -pass,; but Capper > ' collared in fin«. style.iand a; great chance I to »core was missed. A free; kick' for: -:|-i-o •■■."•■■ WeHington. cleared their Una- but < back ,i. ■ • came the Taranaki forwards but a mis-field '•.'.: ■ by !d«s saved- the': situation for Well-; ■1.-:: .-.:; injrtoa. ■;•: :4'& ••• 'V---,-■?'■?& r-t'-.-.-;.• Wellington then attacked and only exI tollent saving work, by kept them ; I- out. Play continued for some time in' the I Wellington. Quarter until a forward.rush ? jslieved. Then foliowed a brilliant ran by ■ - right through &» forwards.-' From a.16059. . '. - rush Tajlor and dashed under the " "w»a. Tho try wa* not inverted, " - ■ Teranaki ... *.. ... «« * Weiliogten , ... ... >«„ 0 'H- v '-; • . Tno " viators: set up , a. stTong ■ attack, Ikard bemg_gmsed in close proximity to 1 ■£;•;'=:.:'the' goaL-:: From tho scrum tho ball went McTiig- ' gait, who finiahed a great run by getting. ... .roond near tho goal-posts, McFarlano'a ; Wolllngtei- ... 5 ' , ~ ... ;.. s - SimuU a* once MI agam, «d - fiftisr ssver?.! scrama Cam mm& an op«n* -: ' ■ fcg and.toakiplay close to 'the goal, wnert =•• -■' l Brown secured and - pused to Smith, who I- got over: The kick again'failed: . ran tight through; u>*forwards.-Iroffl aldose, tushTaylor sscanxl and dashed under the jx&i. Tba fcrjt.was Sot converted, Taranaki ... » 3 Wellington ... 0 ■'■-.- Sia viators.set up, a strong, attack, : ;in doseproximity to the goaL : From the scrum tio'ball wont to KunV;td Tilyard.;to Beaid to McToggart, wl» finked a-great ran by ; wrad-near: ify : 'McFarlahe's : '^il^^Wafi'STU!C«ffinrf|'-' ; ; : - '*' : ';>vi:'V'--".:. i :; I,'- ' > : WeUingtoi; ... „, ... 5 -.'. Taranaki siv. ■ ■~..■■".,..■■■.■■....- 3. •■ - Taranaki at.:once' attacked again, and &Hif several scrums Cain made an opens icg and took;p|ay close to the got over. The kick again failed: Taranaki • ... ....... 6 . :-:-";., '. ■ Wellington '...,-'...:. :..'. 5 •'"• ; ;3^ v close ■■ /v'ttm; backs^isecS^d. and,et up. a .pretW at :■ tack. Half-tuna;; was sounded without c\ ; .\v toy ; difference being made in tie scores.'. • On resuming Taranaki forced the play > : ; • f wd set.np.^itrong -attack. - Wolbngon rolled back to the attack,; Nuhn being pre- '.. •., ;;.- ouncnt. . Geoige averted an almost certain , , - • score, and "Shortly after Beard just failed I ' to convert a free kick , After further ex* ! ; •-.-.; u ;'ci%:play;LoVeridg6 intercepted * ; pass and made a splendid run .uittjl-->collarcd.' : j -/, ;.■;.":;. .Taylor . then "■ dribbled the ball on, ; and, . i' -picking up, scored. George, convened: - : • Taranaki v.. »...,.,.. " : i - ,;:; '""•.:;;; 5 ■ -, Wellington now made "the pace very ; ;; until : :, •;-; their tcrwardff down the field. From a throw-in Taylor secured the ball and : ~---/, got over the line,.:but fee major points i jrerfi not added: > ;. Taranaki ..', ... M ... 14 Wellington ■ ..." ... -~ 5 Wellmgten attacked fiercely and, almost :', :'■.■•;. got over, Loveridge saving. ■ Taranaki ' • •■ :, _ ; cleared >by aj forward '.rush and ; were, in ' ' ■~ Wellington's I™fexs for sc-ar, time. Wel4 i hsgtoa kept up a strenuous pace, and one , -" c <- r" of *»' eSorte of the matcn',was,a try; .\ ;■:.- \];: : by Beard. After a-passing rush Beard • .- . Moored, He feinted and drew the'defence' £'.7053, bat c&,in and 4 fim'shed a brilliant ■ rui by scoring iri a good position, M* ' ra>»ne.'cparartedi v "< ' Taranaki ~, i„ w ~.14 TVdbngloa ,„ ) 0 WeUnigten tried hard, to score again, bat the, deffiDoe: was : : good,' and-shortly after time was called. ' 3V;.' -:..' *f x F '' Mwi was "referee. ; ->-'-'":;-' > ■ aiEEHNG OF AUCKLAND UNION. {■ • A meeting -of the Auckland ; \ Rugby . : MEETING OF : UNION. ■:- ■ TlctoD was. held lajt.evenmgi iJr.Jf. ,-;; V«a9anan^:/ehaimanV-:presimgh ; .':T6e'r* > v ;C feal»> present : ~.Messrs; P. J. Ohlsbh, "-ctm .fymr% »nxt6n,j, a'Pagnl,: ' -: '• sod C.: V. jDanasfori (secretary)., -- ~' \ < Mr, X. R. Wheeler/of the &>Wy Be- ? wrtmoit, .-wrote' asking 'for the union's ] ,v-.-.,ruhnglpitgard;tothe;inclusionof League i z<zjet6 %a tewp? for. bouse matches/ The i ; 'VMS*' decided >eply, stating that :0- J , *ordmg to a ruling of the New Zealand - union, Xeagui* players are not-permitted < ' ,to fes part pt house matches-in' which 1 ■ • -'. anion players:are,engaged;'' : -.'.'.'■"■•■•! , A latter was received "from the Thames J . - -' Vmon stating, that it had never reinstated '< ,-/.. . , any players disqualified for playing .the .1 League game. :.- -. . { The Manufen IJnwniwrofe asking for ■ , ■■■;;,■ - advice regaling country week. It watf t decided to reply at a later date < The Post end Telegraph mm.' playing i in the second-grade,; was, panted permis- I ;i =;:; -r.. -• aott to withdraw from' the ' competition. ' '■ .;. ' The clnb offered no .objection to 1 the trans- ' ; » :.;, fer of its players to?bther;teimß;, ■Of -the * members affected,; R. >; h ft transfer to '/the; Ponsonby- second c •■ ■: - ; . team, "and T.Lfcdrnm, J. Kennedy, « '- J. Latfamer;,we^f:Kdaisißedr;as -third * . . grade players. :t T ~'''',. v ■ ; : .The : Referees'' Association called- the at- n ?^ ? .;i tention of the union" v . ~-: ; wree spejk were played, m the City-i ii \ J>~ a "*S Brothers nfth;;;gfad9', match on ■' .>, Saturday. The referee -.in,.the J njateh,* r , . through a misuhderstandingy called.time. at 5 '-.- the end of the third spell, when the, score" I stood 6 points, Co nil; in feists' favour, ■ but the latter;,team-.hadj)layed two spells t - with the wind, It was decided, in accord* * «., race with Rule 4, to order the-match to be b .■-, .replayed: . , .. , '< ~;'..• .;,'. , ■■■■; — e ' ' > SENIOR / PMYER J ? ■::-' -' •■:-'■ i - * • ~*~r > t conduct -of spectators; ;. s* . . i ■••.-,''•■. ,/■•;' ' } < * - r : '.- .•. •. t. , ; Thejterin of 12 months', disqualification 1< C;V. was inflicted.'last -evening on .''a- senior. & .- .ployer'named^A,Trosize ; was-ordered b off. ' the, ;fleld;?dnring n the•;.; City-Marlst' P ?.' = Brothers Old '■ Boys' match at.Eden Park | on June 13. ■-; The -referee's 'stateaenttand. % •;; some'evidencei'was.;taken'at;last:'week's P ■:,.'/ . meeting, of Auckland Rugby 'Union,: * • and last evening further evidence was b given on behalf of the reported player.,i ' fey a cjobmate nataad M Brace, who de- % ;■• - tailed; the- circumstances leading- : up, to Q .-'•',. the forward-rush ja which the incident a pecans .. j^ iiiiiiiiiiiiiii

. 1 1 ■ » Farnall,. secretary of the City Clu addressed the committee on behalf of Tr sisse. B» «h,ted that thbplayer in one Uos h>J represented Wellington at Auckland'for about 10 years. He w light and fast, and a player of his expei ence-was not likely to, stop and kick « opponent, particularly when the ball' (wl only 10yd8.from.4ho goal-lino. Thoi , was ' no animosity between , the'. t« players. He ' deprecated the referee Statement that the kick was .'wilful J .tin was a serious ■statement' to make. 1 did not deny that McDonald was locks '• by Treaize, but it was;,contended : ths i. the kick -was accidental. < -■ ; '- The committee decided that Treaizo I disqualified until June 13, 1915. : The conduct of the spectators at tl North Shore ground on Saturday-was sponsible, according to the referee, forplayers "from each side in, the; Parnel North Shore fourth grade match being 0 dered off., The .referee said thecondui of the ; fipeotatbrsrrwas .disgraceful ail among those assuming; in,; the: distjirbariof on'the : touchlihes were a .A.ibarj^.of fo lowers 'lie Par.rioll''team. The -specitf tors apparently wanted to see a free figl not a football match. '.The incidents whic led to the /appearance, of the'pVayen-s the union meeting occurred, when the b.a was in t««oh;' .The chairman, in. censtiiin the playeri, eaid, taat the ur-ion looke upon their conduct with great displeasun There were certain extenuating circun stances, but; he wished them to nndcrstan there must 'be no recurrence' of such to'< tics otherwise severe penalties ' would b inflicted;-''/ ;vir >• - ;!;■" ' , -Two •foarth-grade.playersj members c the Ponßonby and Parnell - teams, ' wh were reported for exchanging .blows m;.; recent match, were severely reprimande for their con Juct. ; ARBANGEMENTS \ FOR SATURDAY - The arrangements for . Saturday' matches of the Auckland Rugby Dnio are as follows ~;-, .■'-.< . .. Senior Grade: /University v. City, Ede Park No. 1 Ground, Mr; Miller j CoUeg Rifles v. Marist' Bros., Eden Park No. Ground, Mr, 'ifcGaire. -:'',.'.»V; .■'•, A >-■ v'Second Grade: Ponsonby •■- v. • City, Ede; Park No. 3. Ground," Mr.' Frost; Newto V. Grammar School Old Boys,; ; Sho\ Ground;No, 5 1, Mr, Murdoch; Grafton v Universityj 'Show? Ground N0.?9, Mr. Kai terns;; Tramway v. Marist Bros.,:.Sho\ Ground No. B,;Mr. A. Nicholson; Post au< Telegraph v. College Rifles, Show Grourii No. (S, Mr. ; Smallwood. % ;•;>' ; ; ; ■'', ;•. ?' ■'' ■■ '^■ThM.-Gwde::Remuota^. ; College Rifles Show Ground.No. 7, Mr, Marshall; Pos and Telegraph v. Show Ground No 2, Mr. Rule; Grafton- v, Grammar Schoo Old'Boysi' Show Ground No. 6, Mr. Cham SionV University ' v. West . End, Shot round N0.",4, Mr,; .Forsyth.;'' St. John 1 v. Monßt Bros., Show Ground No. 3, Mr Lenihan.;_ ■■':. ■ • ,r '■■..::■':,.. .••■-;,, i' Fourth Grade: Parnell v. Marist Bros, Eden, Park No,;, 1, 2 p.m.. 'Mr. Cllffe Grafton 'v;,-North, Show, North Shore Mr;-Gallagher pEonwnby : '-Sri rTakaptiua vTakapuna,- Mr. I* ■: Cren; -Ponsbnby B• v City;? Wood's, Paddock ; No. 2,' Mr. Ensof ,Fifth Grade: Grafton■ v. Newton B Show, Ground 7, Mr. Binsted; Cit; V, Newton A, Show Ground No.- 9, Mr" -Hannigah Shore Marist Bros. North : Shore; Mr,' : Gallagher; Parnell' 1 v Ponsonby, Show Ground -No.: 8, : Mr ■Conway; ;: , ; -;'; ; " '■' '";; -• ; -; :: - '■-. Country ? Matches : ; Wairoa v. Bombay (at Papakara),'Mr. G. Nicholson; Tuakai v, Waikato". (at Tuakau), Mr. Cox. ' i'£v.-p'fiafe':y?]f■ 'fi"'^o>M. '':'<; l■' V -' ' : '-!f ''• h> -COLLEGE^ FIXTURE. .; ; ■■■ -\, , [st tKiTOßira.--mss , ASSOCIATION M Wiajas&sox, Wednesday., '•■;•; The annual Rugby match between team! representing the Old BoW arid the presenl Btndehts of St, Patrick's College was played to-day resulting in a wis for lh( present studentf'by6 to 3, ■" The Old Boys team included several players of repute and several who had come from. different ;p^' v *f ( ; -\- : . ; ' ■ Ifi the match' ' Seymonr'and. - W. Craigbee.4 .(Waimate) 'scored for.the winners arid W. Bloke ( for.!the losers, Br, Mc ;Evedy/:a. one-time- English international player, took-part. in the game. ' > '- \' i ' , HAMILTON UNION. . [at jaEGBATtf.—OWN CORRESFOXDENT.] - «" ' Hasultok, Wednesday. ' The Management Committee of th( Hapilton Rugby. Union at its last meetint ilecided to endeavour to arrange a raatef with the Ring : Country - and Mahiapitt Unions at. Hamilton. : '> v. \ : ■ An inquiry was held into : a- charge .bj the Gordonton senior team against a mem. ber of the Franktou team of ■ deliberately kicking a Gordonton player.gft '-,: A member of the St.'MarjTseniortea'ra' who was . reported fof misbehaviour to wards the roferco'on Saturday at Motrinsyille) was warned to be more careful in fctuit's. Tie second round of the competition? will, opened on Saturday, when the following games will '; be -played .'--Senior: Gordonton v.; St. -Mary's (Mr. Price referee}; City v. Frankton (Mr. Speight). Juniors:. Uordonton v;' St.; Mary s (Mr. Killing •"City-v. Fraiiktoa (Mr; Newdick). .Third s Grade: Frankton v. City (Mr, "J. yuaitrough).. -<■■> '-W-' : > : ) '■■ '; WANGANUI, V. TARANAKI. , .. [BT v TELEOBATH.—rRESS , ASSOCIATION.] WAjfOANin, Wednesday. :': The Taranald Rugby Union has accepted therWangaaai cballenge for the Ranfurly Shield,. and the . match will be played at Hawera on /Saturday, .'•'■ 'UNDER LEAGUE -* RULES. ; y r t AUCKI^ND •• EXECUTIVE. •■' SOLE SELECTOR- ABOLISHED. ' ■■-, The executive, of the Auckland' Itugby League met lart:evening." Mr. 'B. Benson (chairman) presided, and there .were also present:/ Messrs.". Baker,:.C. Strong, P. W>:Pbllo'ck ) ,R; McDonald, ' A. W. ; Tatton, B. Cummins, A, Powell, M/ O'Brien, N. D, ; Culpan, and R. A, Spinley'(secretary). . Mr. Baker, delegate from the Otehuhu Club,- moved that the league's ' rule appointing a sole selector for the representative .team- 'bo rescinded; arid that three selectors be appointed,: Mr, Baker pointed out that one man could hot be expected to -.watch the players'in each team every Saturday, ■\ ; ■ '. • ' ■ chairman, in expressing the Opinion that a/sole -selector was the "ruorb satisfac tbiy ; methoa^said/that 1 he considered it was pot, advisable to change .the rule so late in the' season.'. 1 '-..•■,' vO|her members., spoke, in favour of a sole selector in; caßos where tfie various teams ffeVe/Concent^ On brie groimd, but suggest'ed?- that,/ when the ; grounds ware a wnsiderable distance apart, 'as at -present, assißtance,,was.necessary. • The selector himelf,' Mr.. McDpriald, I stated that, while' ho favoured ;a; ; sole, selector, he had men ,upon, whoso iopiniono, ho could rely patching/those : ?matchea which he was maple to attend,! -' ,", ; '| ' '■'.' 1 '- ; ' ' Eventually it was .decided 'to delete the ale, referred .to/, and to' appoint, Mr, R, j McDonald selector), Mr. A. Slakey,, arid ' Mr- fl. Rowe as selectors. >- A member, of the' Pohsonby. fourth grade jeam, who'had- been ordered off the; field 'or jumping at arir'opponetit'afterthavirig 3een warned fo> striking another,;' played, was suspended fdr J fpur'; weeks. ; A severe jaiition was; administered to a .Grafton tod grade" player who had been ordered jff/ for defying/the referee after, having jeen warned-'for : continually objecting to ;he referee's decisions;.' •'•<'.■;'■• Ponsonby- Club wrote asking that foe committee' should 'reconsider G. Gilett's' application for' a transfer from the Newton Club, of which he is a lite memm, Ito: the Ponsonby DW. The letter jointed out that, Gillett had refused to May for any. club if he could not play or Po'nspnby- and -lie was too good a ilayef -tp .be lost"'to the game, especially vh'en his services, even as a coach, would ie .beneficial.to, the dub. Several .members expressed the opinion m, -A.:'player,,of such.' merit as Gillett »old "do much more. good playing with team' than he could in the training bed, and that it was not desirable, that

■ placers; of bis calibre ahonld bo allowec ' .to. drop ..out of the game.'-::.\ ' '.'-"■'■ It was eventually d.ocided to reopen th( > , case, and, on the motion of Mr. Culpan, • it was'"decided '.to traht the. transfer,:'ol the casting vote of the chairman. . , .; ,The; Junior; Advisory Board deportee that during the'City-Newton fourth grade match last Saturday a disqualified Newton fourth grade player, walked ( on: th« field; and, struck ope "of the; City - men. It was decided >to warn the offender oil all grounds under,'' tho ''. league's'jurisdic- ' tion . during -his' period of ■ 'suspension, IS ' months, •■-// The - chairman .and;.- secretary, > witl: Messrs. Culpan;.nnd O'Brien, were appointed ;a ? subcommittee ■■ to . control jtm advertising; of, the coming match .between '- Auckland and tlia English team, ,; '~ - : Mr, M. O'Brien was elected -Yico-chair-•man, of the exebntive. : « .;-; l r ; .*- "' ; :\\ v' ! " •. ARRANGE -. FOR SATURDAY. The . arrangements ; 'for' Saturday's matches of; the Auckland Rugby League are as follows ;-*, ~.« v. ; .v First Grade: Otehuhu v. Ponsonby, Victoria,. Park; 3 ; p.m., Mr. Bensqn; v. City, Domain 3 p.m./.Mr. Tyson: Grafton; v. 'North Shore, Devor.port,' 3 p.m.,- Mr, , Dempsey. - , .'• l ' ■, Second Grade: City v, Nortbcote,Northcote, .3 p.m., Mr, Childs; Newton v. Ota;huhu, Otahuiiu 1, 3 p.m. f Mr, Aughton; -Grafton fa Porisoriby,' Victoria Park, 1.45 p-m.. Mr. Whitley. <■-■'■-~'. '-.' ."' 'Third Grade: Ponsonby y.Sunriyside'A, Devonport, 3 p.m., Mr. Rnkutai; Grafton, v. Remuera, Green Lane, 3 p.m., Mr. Shaw j North Shore v. Manukan, Onehunga, 3 p.m., Mr. Vause; City v. Hobsonville, HobsonviUe ? 3 p.m., Mr. Ball; Otahuhu v. Sunnyside B, Otahuhu, 3 p.m.,' Mr. Fielding. Fourth Grade: Newton v. Otahuhu B, Otahuhu No. 3. 3 p.m., Mr. Rerrick; Ponsonby v, Grafton A, Domain, 1,46, Mr. Wyny&rd; Remuera v. North Shore. Devonport, 1.45, Mr. Holmes; Grafton B v Sunnyside, Devonport, 1.45, Mr. Mcintosh; Manukau A. v. Manukau ,Bj Onehuriga, 1.45 p.m., Mr. Rogers; City v. Otahuhu A, Green Lane, 3 p.m., Mr. Calthorpe. >..'-,•■ THE ASSOCIATION GAME. ARRANGEMENTS FOR SATURDAY. The .arrangements for Saturday's matches 'of the Auckland Football Association are as follow:— ,;.,'. First Division.— ■ Shore v. Ever!ton, North Shore, referee Mr. Guest; | Corinthian v. Thistje, No. 1 ground, Domain, Mr, Speed; Adult School v. Carltopi, Richmond, Mr. Lock; Y.M.O.A. v. No, 1. ground, Bayswater, Mr.- Wright. '~ f ].-.'• Second; Division.—Scotion A: Ever ton ,v, ; Tabernacle A, No. 2 ground, Bayswater, referee Mr, Bond; Adult School v. North Shore A, North Shore, "Mr, Swindall; W.Y.M.I. v. St. -John's, No, .ground, , Domain, Mr. Dawson'. ; fetion;;B;:;/Tabernac}e Bv. Brotherhood, No.': 2 ground, Victoria Park, Mr. Martin; NprthvShore B v. Pukekohe, No. 1 ground, Victoria;. Park, Mr. Horslev; Epsom v. Y.M.C.A., Cornwall Park, Mr. Wood. / Third Division.—Tabernacle A v. Wild Rose", No. 1 ground Domain, 2 p.m., referee Mr. Speed; Everton 'B v, Everton A, No. 1 ground, Bayswater, 2 p.m., Mr. Wright; City v. Tabcraacle B, No. 2i ground, Bayswater, 2 p.m., Mr. Bond. r* ?s':*£%'; '".'■ I ■'" •

■ - AUCKLAND ; ASSOCIATION. ; v: /iPLAYERS'OENSimEp. . '. \A; mooting of the* Auckland Football ; Association washeld 'iff the Sports Club on'Tuesday:.evening, Mr. D... Williams (chairman) jp'rerided, and there were also present :•;.;: Messrs; Philps, BolfoTd,' Winks, Mnrife, Blanks, Stewart, HarVey, Dance, aad; Harrison. .'. -'1 \\,v ?-.;F<|r v tK©v first time this, .season adverse reports in regard to conduct, the field of play;, were handed iu by the Referees' Association,;; In the match ; Corinthian v. Carlton ','4|Vßayßwater orfVSaturday, the referee fed ito warn one player and order •anolkr off the field for- tingentlenwily conduct. After due consideration it was decided to severely censure players; ■ and, to record the incident in "the? black-book. * An Apology: was received from-both players. In the North Shore v. Thistle game a member of the latter team was .warned by 'the referee. The name of^..this player will also be put an the blacklist,,. This system of keeping aNxecprd of the lapses of players.has been inXyogno ; for some.time, and has so far &ivet ', satisfaction,,rio • player' havina a .siceid 'conviction recorded against-him. ...Tie Maceration, resolved to record in to.minnks--ite appreciation of tho excellent ~ work among -.- players and referees done by. Mr. Hawkins, of H.M.S. Psyche, and also to forward a letter of thanks to hitnyand to notify the Canterbury Association of his ability and willingness to assist in the' conduct of, the game. 'The revised rules of the Auckland Referees' Association 'were submitted and confirmed by the executive. , The association was again forced to confirm penalties Inflicted by the Boys' Sub-committee in the various grades for failing to observe rule 28,- which refers to.the playing of unregistered players. In the lower grades .particularly this should not bo necessary, for the registration of fourth, 'fifth, and sixth,' division players is permitted till Friday night, or by post on Saturday of each week

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