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OTAGO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION.

A final meeting of the Rugby Union Committee, in reference to the Alhambra-Kaikorai match on 9th May, was held at the City Hotel last night. The President (Mr James Allen) occupied the chair, and there were also present— Dr Conghtrey, Messrs Milne, Wyinkp, Martin, Waters, Morris, Chspman, and Borne.

After discussion, the following resolutions were unanimously sgreed to :—

"That the newspaper statements that the Kaikorai-Alhambra match was sold by certain players hare not been substantiated."

" With regard to betting amongst players, the committee finds (1) that betting among players does to some extent exist, bat that the evidence brought before the committee implicating playing members of clubs does not justify conviction, although it raises grave suspicions; (2) that in certain cases players and club supporters did not afford to the committee that assistance in the inquiry which might fairly have been expected, and the committee regrets that one player, who might have given valuable evidence, refused to appear, and has therefore been suspended during the pleasure of the committee; (3) that the actionof three players of the Kaikorai Club in concerning thempelvea in the investment of moneys for non-players was very ill-advised, and such conduct will in future be dealt with by the committee as personal betting,"

" The committee regret that duringthe investigation conducted in this matter, certain evidence has been laid before it which can only be met by the following resolutions :— (a) ' That the com? raittee considers P. Keogh a professional, »nd that he be suspended during the pleasure of the committee ; (b) That this resolution ba remitted to the English Rugby Union, and a copy thereof forwarded to the various New Zealand and Australian Unions.'"

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OTAGO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION., Otago Daily Times, Issue 9133, 4 June 1891

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OTAGO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION. Otago Daily Times, Issue 9133, 4 June 1891

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