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FOOTBALL.

WAIRARAPA v. wanganui. The following team will represent Wairarapa against Wanganui, at Masterton: — Full-back. J. Duggan (Red Star). Three-quarters. V. Fairbrother (Carterton),C. Groube (Carterton), W. Darvill (Masterton). Five-eighths. N. McKenzie (Carterton), J. O'Leary (Masterton). Half-back. J. Adams (Red Star). Wing. R. McKenzie (Red Star). Forwards. M. McCarthy (Red Star), Johnson (Carterton), Levick (Carterton), Brenchley (Masterton), H. McKenzie (Carterton), C. Roas (Masterton), Henderson (Carterton). /Emergencies—Back, Jury (Greytown) ; forwards, Mason (Carterton), McKellur (Masterton). BRITAIN v. METROPOLITAN TEAM. BY TBLKUItU'H — FKKSK ASSOCIAT/ON. Received August p.m. * SYDNEY, August 15. A match was played to-day between the British team and a Metropolitan team. The following were the . . ***. teams: — BRITAIN. Full-back, Dyke; thre°-quarters, Giobs, Punty Jones, McEverly, Chapman, halves, Morgan, Tuan Jones; forwards, Dibble, Down, E. Morgan, Archer, 'l'. Smith, Kjrke, Williams, Green. METROPOLITAN. Full-back, Verge; three-quarters, Luscombe, Farnworth, Luddy, Burton; halves, Corbett, Matthew; forwarcis,Clarken, Dibley, Fitzhardinge, Burge, Eager, John Hughes, Ritchie, Bullock. The weither was fine, and the ground in good condition. The attendance was about 35,000. A fast, interesting game resulted. The home team won tne toas. The opening were marked by some fine ruihcjs by the home team, which k.pt tha visitors well on the defensive. Hughv.a eventually getting over. Verge inverted. The Britishers then got going, and J. Williams secured a try. Gibbs converted. Almost immediately Gibbs added a difficult goal lrj/n a mark. Open play followed. Ju3t before halfum<j Tuan Joi.es by clever feinting

got a try. Gibbs added the extra points, the spell endingBritain .. 13 Metropolitan . . 5 In the second half the local team, showing much better, combination, made the pace hot. As the result of a fine passing bout darken got over. Then Corbett, by a brilliant rush, secured a second try. Burges converted one of the tries, making the scores even. The Britishers warmed up, and fine even play resulted. Just bsfore the whistle sounded the visitors added an extra 3 points to the score, the game ending— Britain .. 16 points Metropolitan .. 13 points AUCKLAND DEFEATS ■ LINGTON. A SENSATIONAL FINISH. liY TKLXGKAPH i'ItKSN ASSOCIATION. AUCKLAND, August 15. The Auckland - Wellington Rugby Interprovincial football match for the Ranfurly Shield was played here t.:-day in the presence of about 12,000 people. The spectators included Lord Plunket, Sir Joseph Ward, several Cabinet Ministers, and members of both Houses, ar.d the Mayor of Auckland. Auckland won a most sensational game by 24 points to 3. Up to the last quarter of an hour the game was either team's, and then | Wellington suddenly collapsed, and Auckland put on 19 points in 15 minutes. In the first spell Bater scored for Auckland, and R. Magee converted. Alexander scored 8n unconverted try for Wellington, also before the spell dosed, • The second spell was fast and exciting f°r the first half-hour, and then completely routed Wellington. Murray scored a try, which Magee converted. Magee kicked a goal from a mark. Bater scored a try,, which Magee also converted and then Murray and Nicholson each scored tries, which were not converted, the game ending— Auckland .. 24 Welliugton .. 3 Mr J. Williams, of Dunedin, controlled the match in a very able manner.

CANTERBURY v. SOUTHLAND. BY TELEGRAPH —PRESS ASSOCIATION. CIIRISTCHURCH, August 16. Canterbury defeated Soutland yesterday, by 22 points to 5. HAWKE'S BAY v. HOROWHENUA. NAPIER, August 15. The HawUe's Bay Rugby football team, to-day, defeated Horowhdnua by 35 points to nil". The visitors were not so strong as the team originally selected. 1 PALMERSTON N., August 16. Te Aute College defeated Wanganui College on Saturday, by 21 points to 8. WELLINGTON, August 16. St. Patrick's College beat Wellington College, yesterday, by 9 points to 6. % The match between Canterbury College and Victoria College ended in a win for the former by 16 points to 9.

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FOOTBALL., Wairarapa Age, Volume XXXI, Issue 9168, 17 August 1908

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FOOTBALL. Wairarapa Age, Volume XXXI, Issue 9168, 17 August 1908

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