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WIN FOR AUSTRALIA, United Press Association—By Electrw Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, June 24. The first test match between England and Australia took place to-day, and was won by Australia by thirteen points to three. The weather was fine, and. about 27,000 spectators were present. The- English team, which was the same as played last Saturday, was : — Full-back, Martelli; three-quarters, .Doran, Bucher, \ Nicholls and Adamson; halves, MuUinenx and Cookson ; forwards, Stout, Jarman, M'Gowun, Gibson, Betson, Gray, Ayresmith andFiancpurt.. The Australian team contained six; Queenslanders and nine New South Welshmen, and was: —Full-back, TVt'Cowan (Queensland); three-quarters, White, Row, Spragg; five-eighths, Evans (Queensland) and Ward; half, Gralton (Queensland) ; forwards, Carson, Davis, Marks, Ellis, Kelly, Tanner, Carew and Coltonj the last three being from Queensland. Mr W. G. Garrard, of Christchurch, New ; Zealand, was referee. The Australians outmatched their opponents, who played in worse form than on the previous Saturday. The visitors were slow in getting the ball from the scrum, while in this .point the Australians excelled. Right through the game .the Australians were on the attack. During the first half good defence was shown by the Englishmen, but in the second their defence was very lax. In the second-spell the Australians scored the first try off a freekick which went high and wide of the goal, and 1 Martelli overrunning the ball, Kelly touched down, but Row failed to [convert. In the second spell the Englishmen, by-'a fine series of short passes, carried ;the ball close to their opponents' line,'where the ball went out. From the throw in Nicholls got possession, and by a brilliant dash,; secured a try, which Martelli failed to convert. From the kick-off play was carried Wo the visitors' territory, when a smatt pass from Ward to White and: then to Spragg resulted in .«■>«?, last-named touching downl'" He took ttW kick' himself, and scored a goal. Australia eight points, Englishmen three. 1 Within five minutes Evans scored another try, and Spragg being again successful, the score stood Australia thirteen points, England three. This was the position when the whistle sounded no-side. Of the Australian team both White " and Ward played brilliantly. ! [Pep. Press Association.] - 1 AUCKLAND, June 24. . In the Senior matches to-day Graf ton beat Suburbs by twenty points to three, City beat Parnell by twenty-four Sto nil, and' North Shore beat Ponsonbv by l, ten to nil. •'■ ■ ' ! • WELLINGTON, Juiie'2s, In the Senior Rugby matches,. Athletic ' beat Wellington by fifteen points to eight, ,r Melrbse beat Oriental by three to nil, and ' Petone beat Poneke by twenty-eight to .'■■- f our.. ■'.•.' ■ „';; .' .-:',, ... '-, •; •:, !■■■.;., ,:■;. ; In the Association matches, Rovers beat--5 Diamond by two goals to* one goal, and Queen's Park beat Petone by four goals to -■■■nil. l •■■ • (. . , DUNEDIN, June 24. In the Senior football matches, Alhambra beat Dunedin by five points to nil, pirates beat University by five to" three, {Union beat Southern by eight to nil, Kaiikorai beat Zingari Richmond by thirteen to. nil. I In the Union, second match -againsii, Ravensbourne, F. Davis, a Union.player,' broke, one of his legs. ...-.■••■.-! . In the Association matches; Green Island and Waikare played a drawn match, each scoring a goal. Northern beat Roslyn by two goals to one. Southern beat! Morn-" •ington by three goals'to one.:-. .; • : —: ———: —_^_ r •'■ -.-■

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ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA., Star, Issue 6521, 26 June 1899

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ENGLAND v. AUSTRALIA. Star, Issue 6521, 26 June 1899

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