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FOOTBALL.

THE RUGBY GAME TARANAKI REP. TOUR. ■ WANGANUI DEFEATED. By Telegraph.—Press Association. Wanganui, Saturday Night. The representative football match, Wanganui v. Tnranaki, was played this' afternoon. Slight rain fell during the game, and the ground was very greasy. 11l fact, there were quite a number of j.ools of water. The teams were fairly evenly matched, though Taranaki were heavier and cleverer. Taranaki won the toss and played with the following team: — Dixon. J. Stohr C. Sheahan IMni Beamish, Mynott. Brown. T. Shealmn, Cain, Osborne, Smith, Tamu, Crowley, Young, O'Sullivan. Taranaki had the sun at their backs, but it did not put in an appearance during the first spell. From the kick-off. Wanganui attacked fiercely, and for a few minutes had

TaraTiaki on the defensive. A score was averted by the visitors forcing, From a" scnun in front of the posts, Taranaki were penalised, but Coe failed with the kick, the ball just missing. l'lay stayed in mid field for some time, but "Wmiganui again invaded Taranaki's territory, Myiiott pushing Meuli out in the corner. A fine passing rush by Mynott, Beamish, Sheah'an and Stohr removed play to Wanganui'* 25. Here Wanganui were penalised, and Jack Stohr ju»*t failed to reach the posts. JThe same thing happened shortly afterwarfls in midfield. Taranaki then indulged in a beautiful pass* ; ing rush across the field, the ball passing , along tlie three-quarter line till Signal stopped the rush near the coiner. On

the 'ball being put into play again, the same tacticfi took place, the r oall going across.' the line to the other side of the field, where Mculi emulated Signal's performance. The same thing was again started, but .a Wanganui man's off-side play gave Taranaki a free kick, Stohr once more missing the posts. ' Play again hovered in mid-field, till the Taranaki half-back made a good run, but being unsupported his effort was resultlcss. Play then went up and down the field, half-time being called without a score being registered. Takarangi kicked off for Wanganui-, the ball being returned to Taranaki's 25, where Wanganui were penalised for off-side. Stohr removed the scene of operations to Wanganui's 25, where Taranaki were awarded another free ltick. Stohr took the kick. The ball struck the post and then dronned in.

Taranaki 3; Wanganui 0. Play in front of the Wanganui goal remained for some time, Signal eventually relieving from a free kick. Dustin made a good run, and then passed to Leahy and Milne, but the latter's pass was missed by Bishop, to whom it was seat. Taranaki became dangerous with an aggressive dribble.and rim, but Coe saved. Dowe was almost immediately afterwards awarded a mark, from which he sent the ball well down the line. Wanganui followed l up this advantage by a fine.dribbling rush, which Dixon stopped on his 25 line. Wangaaui was given a. free kick a moment later, but Signal , was unsuccessful. Wanganui continued-to press, and though Taranaki made one or two good dashes play remained in the 25. Wanganui was'awarded another free kick, but Bishop was unable to lift the ball. Taranaki again forced play, and when on the border of .Wanganui's territory, - was given a free kick. Stohr made a good but unsuccessful kick. After play on the line, Taranaki again became aggressive, but Meuli obtained a timely mark, which returned play to centre. An exciting passing rush by Wanganui followed, pustin, McLeod and Campion taking the ball to the corner. A minute lifter Wanganui got a free kick and Signal from almost half-way made Wanganui's first score. Taranaki 6, Wanganui 3. On resumption of play, Wanganui were penalised, and Stohr's attempt at goal was good but futile. Taranaki followed up the advantage and Stohr, taking a pass from Sheahaii, riiade a lightning run, and scored near the corner. He took the kick and amidst enthusiasm put the ball over the bar. Taranaki 11, Wanganui 3. The Wanganui forwards pushed play back to TarnnokiV territory, where fierce tackling took place, but the Taianaki backs got possession and pretty passing by the three-quarters ended in Pini running out near the corner. A few seconds later Taranaki got a fre'i kick nea r the comer and Stohr added another goal to his credit. Taranaki 14, Wanganui 3. The whistle went with play in Wanganui's favor. Mr. McKenzie (Wair.irapa) referce.d.

There are obvious discrepancies in the above report, particularly in the compilation of the score. Although Hie repott does not show when and how Taranaki scored their second points, we understand Jack Stohr was responsible with a free kick. Apparently, therefore, the crack Tukapa three-quarter compiled the whole of the fourteen points himself —a splendid achievement.

POXSOXBY TEAM IS SYDXEY. DEFEATED BY METROPOLITAN. By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyrigii Received 8, 5.5 p.m. Sydney, August 8. There were about 20,000 spectators at the Pons'oiiliy - Metropolitan match, which was played in fine weather. Early in the game, Francis missed a goal from .i fairly easy position oil' a penalty kick. A fine bit of work by McC'abc ended in a try, which Verge converted. After a iot of ev(jn play, Francis secured a fine goal off a mark. This success spurred the visitors, and from a good forward rally Elliott scored, but Francis failed to convert. The home team, however, kept on the go. Off a mark, Francis added another goal. In the second spell, the visitors were on the defensive most of the time. At the start, Francis made a feeble attempt at goal off a mark. Some rough play on the part of one or two of the visitors called forth a caution from the referee. - The home team now began to play all over Poneonby, and a couple of tries resulted, one of which was converted, Metropolitan winning by 13 points to 9,

NEW SOUTH WALES v. QUEENS- . LAND. . I Recoived 8, 5.5 p.m. Brisbane, August 8. New South Wales' defeated Queensland by 13 points to 0. THE WELLINGTON TEAM, Wellington. Last Night. The following is the Wellington representative Rugby team to meet Tiivanaki next Saturday:— Full-back, Ryan (Fetone). Three-quarters, Ryan (Ponekc), Mitehinson, Evenson. Five-eighths, Walsh and McKenzie] Half, Roberts. Wing, Gardiner. Forwards, Ready, Houtehan. Wilson (Wellington), Wilson (Athletic), Bruce, McKellar, Tannahill. | Emergencies: Forward, Perry; back. Ryan. AUCKLAND SUB-UNION GAMES. Auckland, Lnst Night.

There was nn off-day in Rugby football in Auckland city yesterday, the representative, trains being engaged playing inter-union matches with country teams. Auckland A team defeated Thames at Thames by 18 points to (i. and Auckland 1! team defeated Franklin at Pukckohe by 13 points to 3.

MAXAWATU AXD HOROWHEXUA. Palmerston X., Saturday Night. Ilorowhenua. defeated Manawatu Union senior representatives at fjCi.nby U points to 0. PRIMARY SCHOOLS' COMPETITION. The primary school competition finished on Saturday, when the AYest En<l toys defeated the Waitara team by l!l points to nil. Although the weather was' showery both teams played a good game. The beys who scored for West End were Mauder, Stolir and lupine. Hooker converted two of the tries. There were four teams entered for Ihe competition, which was won by the West End team. The following is the record of the games:— r PlaycdWonlyn.Lost.Pts. West End .. (I 5 0 1 10 Central .. ~ <i 4 1 1 n Waitara ... H 2 1 3 5 Fitzroy .. ..0 0 0 fl 0

NORTHERN UNION GAME | QUKKXKLAXO MEATS TUB MAORIS, j Received 8, 5.5 p.m. | I'risbanc, August 7. j Queensland defeated the Maoris by 22 to !>. Plav was fast and open. The Maoris' defence and passing were good. The local men scored rapidly, the score at half-time standing: Queensland 13, j"Maoris 2. In the second half the pace | became faster, but Queensland pressed I their opponents almost' continuously. Tackling became erratic as the tide of JfeWfji-. Jptort, tbe«b ;■ • ■'■;.; ,_

Pouwhiuwhiu in the first half and Wharepapa in the second scored tries, but they were unconverted. Rukutae got a try, which Ilairi converted. After more hard play the whistle sounded with Queensland 22 and the Maoris 9. TARANAKI DEFEATS AUCKLAND. , By Telegraph.—Press Association. Auckland, Last Night. The Northern Union match between Auckland and Taranaki representatives was played here yesterday, and was won by the visitors by 8 points to 7. The match, despite the cold, showery weather, attracted an attendance of between 4000 mid 5000 spectators. The Northern Union game has now about 200 players in Auckland, and the pub lie are beginning to patronise tlic game. The bad weather of the week left the grounds in a very bad state yesterday, and all outdoor games were played under great disadvantage.

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FOOTBALL., Taranaki Daily News, Volume LII, Issue 167, 9 August 1909

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FOOTBALL. Taranaki Daily News, Volume LII, Issue 167, 9 August 1909

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