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TOURING TEAMS.

(I'ress Assn.— l3y Telesraph— Copyright.) SYDNEY, July 8. Tlie New Zealand Rugby team were olllcially* welcomed by the New South Wales Rugby Union, a large number of citizens being present. The New Zealand team t6 . play New South Wales on Saturday Is:— O'Brien, Lynch, K. Roberts, , Loveridge, Ryan, Black, E. Roberts, Cain, Erancis, Irvine, McNeece, Wilson, Bruce, Downing, and Murray. WELLINGTON, last night. Fifteen footballers, comprising the-Bri-tish representatives' Rugby League team, landed from the lilimaroa to-day to make their first acquaintance with New Zealand. They are not the whole of the touring party, as the rest are going direct from Sydney to Auckland. 1 Mr J. 11. Houghton, manager of the team, and the players were met on the wharf by Messrs J. Catlow-" and D. W. MoLean, president and chairman respectively of tiic New Zealand League Council) and Mr S. Brice, secretary of the. Wellington League. • Mr Houghton said that the members of the team had so: Tar thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and, had been lucky m having a very pleasant . and smooth crossing from Sydney.. He would' not commit- himself to anything prophetic about the New Zealand torn*. "We had bad luck m being beaten In our first match," ho said, "but we were beaten «right enough. We were out of condition after the long voyage, but we're all m good form now alid our trip across has had little oi J no effect." The players who have come to.Wellington are:— Gwyn Thomas, F. Williams, W. O. Hall, W. H. Davis, J. O'Garra, F. Smith, *S. Prosser, J. W. Guerln, ' S. W. Jarman, A. Johnson, J. W..Smales, J. Chilcott, J. L. Clampitt, W. Roman, and D. Hollands. The team is accompanied by its trairfer, Mr D. Murray, of Sydney.

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TOURING TEAMS., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13428, 9 July 1914

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TOURING TEAMS. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 13428, 9 July 1914

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