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MELBOURNE HAS TWO RECRUITS

Giles and Ball in

Two players from the orange country Giles, from Mildura, and Ball, from Mer- bein-were the only new men chosen in the Melbourne team last night.

Giles, who has "starred" in every prac- tice game, is the ideal type of wing half forward, being sturdy and active. He uses either (foot, turns neatly, and Is clever.

The other new man, Ball, will open in the first ruck with Fischer. He is tall and "rangy," is a good mark and kick, is faster than the ordinary ruck man, and knows tlie game.

Continuing Its plan of other years, Mel- bourne will spell the relief ruck man at

centre half-forward. Murnane, who will ' open at centre half-forward, will partner ' Gordon Jones and Reiffel (rover) in the second ruck.

Percy Beames, Baxter, and Okeefe are not available. Beames will be fit to play in the second match. He trained lightly yesterday, but his bruised thigh muscle was still a, little troublesome. Baxter has au injured tendon, and O'Keefe a bruised

muscle.

In the absence of Mr. J. C. Blair, Mr. Hector Donahoo was the chairman at the players' dinner last night. Among tile speakers were Messrs. V. Ransford, C. W. Simmonds, J. O. Smith, W. FUntoft, "Pop" Vine, and the coach ("Checker" Hughes).

A presentation was made to Foster, who has been compelled to retire because of injuries. Kinnear, Glass, Lewis, Fostei, and Meehi (who has not yet applied for a clearance), were thanked for their ser- vices.

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