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FOOTBALL.

ANGLO-WELSH v. METROPOLITAN. 1 Received 17, S.s- p.m.) S'il'N!:., Aiigu't 1,". The vv, athi r was line and the ground in go 1! .' mi,lion. The attendance was 3: . ■ 1. .11 ■' .. I. ■: . leu sling .. une resulted 111 Hi - "1 .P n la te .en me Anglo-Wc'sh and tin \:..tio| .lit.up rile I'llie I. .on wo- Ihe t'-ss. and in the opening stag's worked some line rushes! and kiiit tie visitors well on ihe defensive, Hughes eventually getting over, Verge; converting. I'lie Britishers got goine and .1. Williams secured a try, which Gibbs conver ed, Almost immediately afterwards Gibbs added a ditli ul: g-al from a 111ark.ap.lson1copei1pl.lv followed, lust before hilt-tim- uan Jons, feinting,: cleverly scored a try. Gibbs added the eiitra ; points, the spei! ending with Britain 13, Metropolitan 5. In tie second half, the locals showing ■ much cetter eomhlnition, and mule the ; plc Ii t \\ oh line pissing, darken got . v er. an 1 i.i 11 C irb n with a brilli in; !a■:,. se. ..re ! a second try. Burge con-j vl it-d one, nuking the scores even. The Bi lis p.; show warmed up and some line even play was witnessed. Just before the whistle sounded, the visitors added an extra three points, Gibbs scoring a try. Whip I, w is uipouveted. Result ih.t iin I'i. Metropolitan 13 1 he Umish learn was as follows:—I-'ull- ! tip k, Dyke; thr.eipinrters, Gibbs P. niy | Jones. '.l FvL-dy. I liapman; '.lives, MorI gan, Tuan Joins: forwards, Dibble, Down, I K, Morgan. Archer, T. Smith, Kyrkc. ; Williams, Gredi. Wi LLINGTON v. AUCKLAND. FASN WIN I-or AUCKLAND. By r.i ;■ ,rc\p.!-i , ,;-.-s .\ss , 1 vni.N.i At l KI. \Sl>. tins day. The match between Wellington and Auckland attracted 12.000 peop e, and a 1 splen Ii 1 game of a very brilliant description took place, and a ijuarter of d:\ 1", ..: fr mi the start the scores i were :—Auckland j, Wellington 3, and ,t .a., a ;.'. ■' !> s g one. Then the visitors -1; i'.ie.i'.y coiia; sed and Auckland rung on ,;, ,•..:!, in quick success.on, the game J n l.ng in a win for Auckland by 24 points I to 3. The ia-al bauts showed splendid j form.

CAMBRIDGE RUGBY UNION. OHAUPO WINS CHAMPIONSHIP. _ Ohaupo and City met at Victoria Square on Saturday. After a fast and exciting game Ohaupo proved the winners by 12 [Mints '3 unconverted tries, I penalty goal) to 3 points (an unconvert d try). Abbott and Potts were the respective captains Mr VV. R. McVeagh controlled the game. For the lirst twenty minutes play was in midticld, where Dunning secured and punted high to Abbott, who failed to field the ball, Stuart came to the rescue but Potts blocked the kick, and rushing the ball over scored at the corner ll ig. Mahins failed to c .invert. Ohaupo rushed play to City's 15 where a weak kick from G. Potts, saw S. Clarke score near the posts, Wiiioughby made a poor attempt at goal. From the dropout Ohaupo were again on the attack, and from a scrum H. Forkett secured the ball and scored at the corner tlag. "Clarky" failed to raajorise. Half time here sounded with the score ; - Ohaupo 6 Cambridge 3 In t'.c second speli tiie game was very tasl. ncit ;er si le h iving much advantage. i ; oin .1 scrum in City's 25 "Clarky" seared unci scored bctwci u the posts, but again tailed to convert. No further score 'eshied til! right cn call of time, when "Claiky" kicked a goal from a penalty, the only gul ot t, • mat:h, and time sounded with tr.e scores . - OhauiH) 12 Cambr.dge 3

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FOOTBALL., Waikato Times, Volume LVIII, Issue 8590, 17 August 1908

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FOOTBALL. Waikato Times, Volume LVIII, Issue 8590, 17 August 1908

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