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FOOTBALL.

OTAGO EUQBY UNION.

A meeting of the committee of the Otsgo Rugby Football Union—convened in consequence of rumours that have obtained circulatio/respecting the recent match between the Alhambra and Eaikorai clubs—was held yesterday afternoon, and was attended by Mr James Allen (president), Dr Coughtrey, Messrs W. Wyinks, J. B. Waters, W. J. M'Laughlin, E. Martin, J. H. Chapman, A. W. Morris, W. D. Milne, and F. T. Home (secretary). It was resolved that Mr Eeogh having stated in the public press that he is prepared to furnish the names of players who had bets on the match, Alhambra v. Eaikorai, he be re* quested to do so, and also to furnish any evidence, oi? the names of any persons who may be able to give evidence in support of bis statements.

The president, Dr Coughtrey, and the tre»surer were appointed a sub-committee to -waib upon the editors of the Times and Star with reference to statements lately appearing in those papers. , It was also agreed to request the Kaikorai Club to furnish the Rugby Union with the decision arrived at by that club with respect to Keogh, and a statement of faots upon which the decision wag based.

Mr Stone, vice-president of the Alhambra Football Clab, waited upon us yesterday, and assured us that there is no truth in the rumour given publicity to in " Forward's " notes in the Witness that the Alhambra Club had found it necessary to assure themselves that they had not been "sold" in last Saturday's match by one of tbe player?. - i The Union Club, with the view of keeping spectators off the playing ground, have put a substantial chain around that portion of the ground devoted to play at North Dunedin. They have also improved the playing ground by laying down a quantity of loam and tan, and have erected new goal posts. This club is placed at a disadvantage as compared with some other clubs in that they cannot charge for admission to their ground. The present improvements have cost them somewhere about £40, and it is not asking too much that spectators should contribute a trifle towards the cost. If each person "present at the next few matches would only contribute, even to the extent of one penny, it would be a great help to the club in their endeavours to carry out these much required improvements. The Wellington Rugby Union have decided to send a team south in August. A Wellington telegram states that the Eugby Union has suspended J. Campbell, one of the Athletic Club's forwards, for striking L: Dixoo, a Poneke three-quarter, during the progress of last Saturday's heat for the Senior Championship.

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FOOTBALL., Otago Daily Times, Issue 9116, 15 May 1891

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FOOTBALL. Otago Daily Times, Issue 9116, 15 May 1891

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