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BRITISH RUGBY TEAM

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Born at Falmouth, Cornwall, and p!syed for the Bohcol at Falmouth". He represented Falmouth against Plymouth in 1903 ind 1904, played for Leicester in 1901 until 1508, and also for Cornwall from 1898 until 1908, only mining iu 1901. He pfawed in the Cornwall team, which won the championship for the first time, last season. He has represented England on leu occasions, for the first time against New Zealand in 1905. He Braved in the Cape Mounted Police in South Africa for two years and a-haif, and then played for De Beers. He has also held the Cornish cycling championship since 1898. 'J. C. M. Dyke. WALES. Born at Llaugasty, Breconshire, was educated at Christ's College, Brecon, and played in the school.football team in 1900-01, 1991-02, and in the school cricket team in 1900 and 1901. He played }or Pen®rth (Wales) in 1903-4-5, being oaptain in 1905. He also played for Glamorgan in 190-1-5-6, represented Wales in.tn? latter year, and in 1907 was a member of the Coventry team. Ho played against the All .Blacks for Glamorgan. 1 THREEQUARTER BACKS]

Welsh international threequarfer back. WALES. Born at Cajrdiff, wns educated at Queen's College, Taunton, and played in the school football team from 1895 until IS9B, also in the cricket team, 1897-98. He represented Penarth in 1899 and 1903, Cardiff 1908-4-5-6-7-S; Glamorgan 1901-5-G-7-8, and WaJes in 1906-7-8. He is also an athlete, having finished second in the Quarter-mile Welsh .championship in 1907 He played against the AH Blacks for Glamorgan and Cardiff He was a member of the Glamorgan Countv Club in 1906-7-!?, 3

ENGLAND. M'JSvcdy is vice-captain. He is the Dominion representative of the team, having' boon lwrn at Southbridge, Canterbury. ILo vm oducatcd at St. Patrick'a College, Welplayed in the school team from 1885 to '38, and was vice-captain in IS9S. He represented Guy's Hospital in 1900 to 1908, was ciytain in J'JOl, played for Kent from 1800 to 1908, and captained tho team in 1908. Was a member of the British team which toured Mew Zealand in 1904, was the South England captain in 190-i, and a. reserve for Ei:glai:d in 1901-5-6. He played for Kent and Blackheath pgaiusi the All Blacks. "H. H. Vassall. ENGLAND. Both at "Wear, GilTord. Devon, and was educated at licdford Grammar School. He TO iu tbo school football team from 190-1 I--' 19CG, also in ths cricket team ill 190 G. Ha played for Oxford University in 1907, an:! _ tor Engla-iid tliis year, and has done osasidorable Alpine climbing. p< "Tuan" Jones. WALKS. Born at Pontypool, educated at Christ's College, Brecon. Was in the school team 1839-liX)3, the cricket team 1902-03. Plaved for Pentypool football team 1903, Guy's Hospital 1903-1908, Kev.t 190J-03, Monmouthshire 1906, and was » Welsh " trial" 1900-07.

(1908). BIOGRAPHICAL.

'J. L. Williams, WALES.' Bom at Whitchurch, Cardiff, and educated at Cambridge Grammar School. pEred Association for school eleven, also cricketwas a member of the Whitchurch football toam lor soma years, and captain one season. He played for Newport second and first fifteens occasionally, represented Cardiff in 1903-4-5-6-7-8, and Glamiargan in 1903-0-7-8. He captained the team gainst Somerset in 1908. He played for Wales in 1906-7-8, and played for Glamorgan and Cardiff against the All Blncks. R. B. Griffiths. ENGLAND. Born at Tintern, Moumonthsliire, and ednoatod at Monmouth School. Ho played for the school team from 1893-1902, Ma in the cricket team from 1898-1902, and a member of the rowing eight from 1899-1902. Ho was captain of all these teams in 1901, He is tie Bolder of athletic school records. In 1899-1902 he pjayed hockey. Represented Newport ait football in 1902-08, Moilmouth 1907-06, and played in the Monmouthshire cricket eleven from' 1902-08. F. E.. Chapman. ENGLAND. Bom at South Shields, educated at the South Shields High School; played in the school team, and was cupturn in 1902-03. He then went to Durham University, and played ih the football and tennis teams. He ployed for Durham County in 1906-7-8, and was a reserve for the North v. South. *J. " Ponty " Jones. WALES. ' at Poni yP°oi. educated nt Christ s College, Brecon, and was in the school footbs.ll and cricket teams from" 1902 to 1904. Represented Pontypool and Monmouth in 1904 to 1908, was a Welsh " trial" in 1904, and & Welsh reserve in 1904 to 1908. HALF-BACKS: I J. Davey. ENGLAND. Born at Redruth, and educated at Redruth Trewoigie School; played in the sobcol football and cricfcat teams from 1893 to 1890. i Ho was a member of the Redruth Football Club from 1899 to 1903, and in the lat tor year went. to South Africa, and represented Transvaal province for throo years, being captain in 1906, Sine© then he has represented Rediuth. in 1907-08. He played for Cornwall in 1903, 1906-7-8, and represented England against Scotland this year. H. Laxon. ENGLAND. Born at Coventry, educated a.t King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and captained tho school team for throe years. Was also a 'member of the school cricket team for two years. Played for Cambridge "University in 1903-4 and 1904-5, also Pembroke College. He played for Coventry when sixteen years old, and up to the present has represented Midland Counties for three years. Went to South Africa, and served in Buck's Yeomanrv during the war. W. Morgan.' WALES. Born at Abarmont, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, and was educated at Christ's College, Brecon. Played in tho school football team in 1901-02, the> school cricket team from 1900 to 1902, was a Cardiff reserve ip 1903 and 1901, Played for Abardare in 1 1901, 1902, and 1903, for London Welsh 1904 to 1908, Kent from 1904 to 1908, also the Barbarians during the same pcri-cd. G. L. Williams, ENGLAND.' Bom at Liverpool, and educated at Sedburgh School, Yorkshire. Played for school football and cricket team from 1898 to 1901, for Liverpool from 1901 to 1908, and was captain in 1907 and 1903. Ho represented Lancashire from 1900 to 1903, and was captain in 1907 and 1908. FORWARDS: H. Archcr. ENGLAND, Born at Ashcott, near Glastonbury, Somerset, and educated at Blundell's School, Devon. In 18S9 to 1902 he was a member of the school fcotbaJl team, and was captain in 1901. Cricket and hockey were also pastimes of' his, he being in the school cricket team from 1839 to 1902, and the hockey eleven from 18S8 to 1902. He played football for Guy's Hospital from 1903 until 190S, represented Somerset in 1905, also Bridgewater Albion the same year. He was a member of the Somerset team against the ! All Blacks. i *R. Dibble. ENGLAND. j Bern at Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, I and went to St. John's College. Bridgwater. Played 'or Bridgwater Alb.on from 1900 til! 180S, being captain the last I four years. He was in the Somerset team j from 1900 onwards, and was captain from i 1904 to 1906. He ha 3 represented England !S m S e oleics, including srames against New and and South Africa, and plaved against the All Blacks for Somerset. P. J. Down. ENGLAND. Born at Clifton. .Bristol, and educated at | < !?f ,"^ 5 ' 1 ' ou Sci'ojl. Was in the school ! loot ball team from 1894 to 1897, also the ! f r » ™ 'f 3lll ' alHl for Cotham Foot- ! ion ? '^i rou ? mto 1901 > from IJU4 to latte; Somerset from 1905 to 3908, and payed for Somerset against (lie All JD.acks. R< K, Green. WALES. j Born at Aberystwilh, and played in his school team from 1890 to 1899, being captain "<i i ?• '; won senior and junior athletic championships at school. He played for Ivichmond and Middlesex, and then went abroad for live years. He played for Neath and Ulanrorpan County from 1897 till 1899. He was a Welsh international at Trial Cup. f, holder of the Royal Humane Society s bronze medal and certificate for i life-saving. F. Jackson. ENGLAND. Born at Camborne, educated at Camborne inL '' and played in school footwill 1892-95, also cricket team same years. 1 lay-eo for Plymouth 1896-9S, Leicester 1898IJOB, Cornwall 1900-190S, and was captain in 1903-0-1. 0. V. Kyrkc. ENGLAND, Chard, Somerset, and educated at Marlborough. Was in the school football team 1837-8, also the cricket and hcckey clubs. Played for Marlborough Nomads 18D9-1903, Somerset 1902-08. and was captain in 1907-08. Was a member of Oxford University eleven ill 1902-3-4. Played in match North v. South 1904-05, Barbarians 1905-08, and phyed against All Blacks for Somerset. L. 6. Thomas. WALES. Born at Penarth, Suulh Wales, and played for Penarth and Glamorgan in 1 OOti-7-8. He is a Welsh international polo player. * International

e Welsh international and captain of the 0 British team. I. WALES. 1 The oaptain of tho team is a native of i. Radnorshire, South Wales, and was educated S, at Christ's College, Brecon. He was in tho school fc/iball team in 1893 and; the following four years, and was oaptain in 1890-97. He played for Llwynypia, champions of the Glamorgan League, in 1897-98 and '99, Car- - diff in 1901-02, Glamorgan 1901 to 1907, Lone Uou Welsh 1902-3-4-5-6-7-8, and was oaptain o in 1903 and the four following years. Re- ~ presented Middlesex from 1903 to 1907, was i, captain in 1906-07, and played for Barbarians 0 1904-5-6-7. Was a member of Bodell-Sivright'a Rugby football team in 1904, represented Wales in 1902 until 1908, and was oaptain against England this year. He served In the South African war, obtained a medal (four clasps), and won the Eighth Division Quartermile Cup. Played against the All Blacks for Middlesex and Wales.

Edgar Morgan. ■ WALES. Born si Pontardawe, Glamorgan, wid i educated at Bangor University. Played Association for school team 1899-1901, und Rugby for Pontardawe in 190t, Swansea j 1906-7-8, and Glamorgan in 1908. Was in I the Welsh trial match in 1908, and a Welsh j international reserve 19U8. j S W. L. Oldham. ] ENGLAND. I Born at Coventry, educated at tho Coventry School, and ployed for Coventry Club from j 1903 to 1908, being captain in 1907 and | 180 S. Played for Midland Counties 1905 to I 1908, for the South in 1907 and 1908, and j represented JOngl-and this ssason. | J. A. S. Ritaon. ENGLAND, Boni at Pel ton, Durham, and educated at Uppingham Sckol, where lie played in the foothail and hockey team* in 1904 and 1905. Played for '.\crthern and Durham University in 191)6-7-8. for Northumberland in 190G-7-8, ami for the North in 1907 and 1008. WALES. Born at Scethrog, Bwlcli, Brccourhire «1 educated at Christ College, Brecon. Played for school team from 1897 to 1900, and was caphmi in 1839 and 1900. Played for London Welsh from 1900 to 1905, was captain in 1907 and 1908. represented Middlesex from 1902 to 1908. Played for Glamorganshire ia 1905 and if)OG. Was a member of Barbarians team from J9Ol u> 1906, played for W.?s against Ireland and New ZoaWi h i'»s also against Scotland ami South Alrica.cs. ' O. R. Hind. ENGLAND. Born at Stoke-on-Trent, f.diveated at Earleybury School, and played for Gay's Hospital in 1905-6-7-S, also United Eoroikls &rd represented Kent in !'3U7 ar.fi I^OC, T. Smith. 'EXCLAND. Born at liearsliy, educated at V/;<*s»:tM High School, Leicester, ?,r.d y«. s a nnrnW.ot the sc'icoi ioot'wH team ie9i-3-6-7-8, aJso tile cricket tenia. Pkye.?, fcr Avieston Ciub in 1893, 1.-cicestcr Ch;.b ISO! 'J> ue.S mid represented. Midbr.il Count:« i:i 1800-7-3, D. MacGrejov. tie Xaw Zeakml threequarter, who played for the profsssionii-l team, ar.u also for tiw fannu: amateur combination two verv:; ago, intends eatMinw down in QMaster. He is starting in hnsmoss a.i p. oik«: 3 oinSiter, ard l;m no ! ii::on!:oii ct rcteasMg to New ZentesU. at ' least for throe of fcitr yews. i

student at th© College of Medicine, Newcastle. He is speedy and clever. In a reccnt match between. Cornwall and Devon, E. J. JaekeU (who is member of tne British team) dropped a go?tl from a* penalty kick almost upon the halfway line. W- k. Oldham-, tho Coventry Rugby Ityotba.l C.ub captain, was the recipient o! presents lrqni liia ietlow-eniployees before leaving io join tiic British team for Xcw Zealand. Eech "member of" the British team receives two jerseys, two pair 3 of knickers, a two neckties, a hatband, two pairs of dockings, and 23 per day for refreshments. R. A. Gibh (of Cardiff), the Wckh tlnvc-nu"--^r buck, wid 11. 11. Vassal (of. Oxford), the English iritonvatioual threequartcr, jir© the stars of Hie back division of tho British tea^. v'i 1S l >rcc: - ni t— a! ) accorap/jxlicd ft fine goal-kicking performance for Coventry against Strcucl. H-s converted four tries * in succession, and then added f. penalty goa'l with a drop-kick. members of the British team in New Zealand have distinct- numbers on their baclis, to be retained throughout the lov tho purpose of aiding ths spectators to distinguish thcni. If New /jC-llr/xl is not io b? abandoned to professionalism tho vicft ci (he British team b a. uccosjilv."—Mr C. H BVr.cU roznassr o! the tesi- in a £P cac-h ju-ior to knvaijr England. A, Hailing J. F. numbers of the p.rcoe/it Briti:ij twin, were regarded a« the twu best forw&tt}? i'u the field against the All l-lacks b tkt nov; historic uni-tch Net: Zo&1&ihI v. V.Vi-:::. n A "r* W lw " r - London V/elsh and Cardi.ii, A. V. Lfordinc, captain of the present tonrkig tram. i:iH ih? Loudon Welch forwards iine.y, and the Cardiff backs a good deal Oj trouble, l\. A. Gibbs, of the present viciting team, showed wonderful form in the recent uistch .)?iv''-fru and Franco. lie gained four Jjie:. :-n nddit'on to kicking r. beautiful goal •:u'm tho of touoh. Thcro i are throe players in tiro present combination rejoicing in the s.kjk of Williams. "J, L. is a thrcoquaner oaek irom •Gkimorgaai, " J. • P." a forward vho rJayj for l/oixlcii We'.sh, and "G. L." a liei* back who hv.i'.s from Lancashire. )> r. y. M'Evcuy wv.i a mc-mber of the : iwir. of 'Siii. along witih his club-mate I 0'B:v:-'], { ;Vew >.oula;«der. Another | fray's 'Hofipltr.l player in !he present team is ! Arche\r, whi!e is an Oxford Blue. i F. . r «ckson (Cornwall), of the present

'' ] ; iQ t a- candidate -for further rcprepentative honours. 'J The following members of lhe British 11 touring team iu New Zealand were selected a to represent England against Scotland on March 21':-H. H. Vassal!, J. Davev (new f cap). It. Dibble, and W. L. Oldham (new ' cr.p). There are (wo players named "J. P. I. Jones among the ihreequarter backs in tba British touring team. In order to avoid >- contusion, the representative of Monmouth a is known as "Polity." whilst his namesake, s who linils Irom Kent, is culled "Tuau." 'i. Y>ilson, who vr-as prevented from makin;,- the trip to New Zealand with the Rugby team owing to the action of e the Scottish flugby Union, was one o( the [i l)J3i forwards s?tected, and his exclusion is regarded as a distinct loss to tho British ! side. ; ir WiHi-inis, the "Welsh international , r '- forward witJi the present British .team, y r3iiitd his ii:t«rmtioinal cap in 1501 in the niM.ch againi't Irc I .ai'.d. The m&tcli iigain?t !!is All BJacks at Cardiff in 3905 was the w seccad occasion on which he had worn the r Welsh jsrscy. f T'lo inclusion in the Welsh team which " !i !ct « r . ! ? nd recen % °i J. L. Williams, of t!ie British touring (earn now in Dunedin. ill lieu of the famous Br Teddy llorgim! i, wioso services were not available, is stated t ta ; have by no means wealicned the general q effectiveness of the line. t\ "Tuan" Jones, a member of tho British louring team now in Dunedin, had « tho misfortune to break his collar-bone a through falling lwavily in the filial match cf the season between Blackheatli and Kev/- " port, which eventuated p. fe\,' days bsforo t'le dspurtura of the Oritishor;-, <J F. JaeUson, the Leicester and Cornwu'l :t fonrard, s, member of the British team in s Dunedin, registered his seveiitiT goal in J esssion f, few days before tlio team sßiled' for Xw having set-red three (or Cornwall sjfainst eih? repeated thtt | I' feat in t!w cjua-tv assinjt (iloucsi'.jr"'.Jishire. ;j F. Jactscn (Cornwall), E. J. Jackett, full back (Leicester), and J, Davey. hp.lf back (Leiccsier), three prominent members of the e British teaw, played splendidly for Cornwall e against Durham in tho Engl tell comity r championship decided the Saturday before ■1 the British Rugby team sailed for New " Zsalf.ml. The forwr.rd.-f are useful, lhe half backs are e nippy, with a particularly smart man in Davey e | ct Comv.-all; tho tlirxquarter backs are, r j probably, the best psrt cf tlie side. Pour s I!.!:de up of li. A. Gibbs, J. P. Jones (Pontvpool). H. If. Vasrall, and J. L. William's will do well, and the twu full backs, Dvke tj and E J. Jacket'. }

English critics warmly eulogise the display given by J. Davey (a. half back in tho British toltiiiig team) in the lxcent contest between j!/ngland and Scotland. Ono appreciation: 'He was a distiiict success,, taking the Pmms from Williamson with absolute accuracy on every occasion save one. Both halves feared nothing, but took all that canio to thorn in tlw way of saving ami tackling." E. J. Jaekett, the English full back, is an a.ll-round athlete and sportsman, lie is an expert yachtsman, and he has won many prizes' on tho cycle track. On first joining the Leicester fifteen he played at half back, and. later took tho c&iitre threequarter pesitiou. But his ideal position is that in which he figured in the England fifteen. He is good in defence, but tho chief feature of his work is his extraordinary length and accuracy in finding touch. Those who saw J. Davey, one of the half j l-ac.;s of the British touring team now in I Dunedin. operate againsrt Gloucestershire in : the South-western test match declare this ' liiau cannot bo overlooked for the English tjlm against Scotland* remarks the Athletic Xcws. I-Ie is not a big fellow, yet he plays strong game, pretty much after the style of Williamson, the South African. Like the latter, Davey does not bow down to tradi- I iicn. He rcckoiis himself more than a mere passing machine, and he takes a deal of watching. [Davey was capped by playing for England, and made a very satisfactory first appearance.—Fu'l Back.] Of the 28 Brilish footballers 110 fewer than five are Somcrficl players—a remarkable proportion for ono county to provide. Four of them are forwards —ft. Dibble, the Bridgwater Albion international iran, who has made r:vc-riil apptaranws for England; Percy Down. cf l'aihnxl. who is throwing up his employment in Bristol fcr the tour; G. V. Kvrke, the ojd Marlliurian and Yeomanry stibai'ern. just through his legal examinations; and If. G. Arch or. w)io is finishing a course of Hwdied studies at Guy's Hospital. The fifth | 15 }f. If. Vassal!, the Oxford centre three- j «U2rt.C'i' back, who should be a big asset for i tl'o tourists in (he back division. •' An Englirh appreciation of E. J. Jackctf. (Cornwall), one cf the full backs of tho British .Rugby team of 190$. in the uwvtcii Cornwall v. fcr the championship nf Ji.ngla.nd, won by Cornwall by 17 poitila to John Jackett again gave an interdisplay. On Saturday, as against Mulci-;esex t lie was the greatest help to his skic. No oiig ki:ows bEttsr, than tho forwards an such a sound I'jiich-ruidor is. iS'o other full back hnows Ik;w to rest his "ien a» well as Jackett. Time after time lie gained three parts of the fichi with his kicking. Ho u-leo got some unreported tuokHng to ilOj and he did ithi.; laclding cj Adarwt*.# awl Jmrio bvl'v* very f?nc.

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