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TEE ENGLISH FOOTBALL-TEAM.

LETTER FROM THE REV. M.

MULLINEAUX.

DETAILS OF THE PLAYERS.

(By Telegraph from Our Correspondent.)

SYDNEY, May 31.

With reference to the English football team which is about to visit Australia, the Rev. M. Mullineaux, writing to Mr. Rand, hon. secretary o£ the New South Wales Rugby Union, by the mail which reached Sydney to-day, says :-I have had some dis- appointments since I last wrote, but have got a good side together, and all are decent fel- lows. Several are Warsity men, and many are public school men. The following is the team so far :-Backs : E. Martelli, of the Dublin Wanderers, an excellent drop, punt, and place kick, and plays three quarters as well as back ; C. E. Thompson, Lancashire, a good kick, can play three quarters, and also take a place in the for- wards. Three-quarter backs : G. P. Doran, Landsdowne, a most deadly tackler, who played for the Irish team this season ; A. B. Timms, Edinburgh University, played in Scotch trials, and is an excellent centre or wing ; E. G. Nlcolls, Cardiff, plays for Wales, and is the greatest centre three quarter since the days of A. J. Gould, and i3 supposed by many to be better than Gould ; E. T. Nicholson, Liverpool, a very fast wing, played for Lancashire. Half- backs : C. Adamson, can play centre, three quarter, or half, and got his North of Eng- land cap last season ; G. Cookson, a very " nippy" half-back, plays for Lancashire, and got his North of England cap last sea- son. Forwards : F. M. Stout, Gloucester, one of England's best forwards, and always to the front ; T. M. M'Gown (late Cam- bridge University), a good Irish forward, brilliant at times; W. J. Jarman, captain of the Bristol, a splendid, hardworking for- ward, played for England ; G. R. Gibson, played for England, a capital worker ; F. C. Bolsón, an old Clifton College boy, played for Somerset ; A. Ayresmith, Guy'6 Hos- pital, a cap-holder for the last two years, and a grand forward, he has played for Surrey ; B. I. Swanhell, got his East Mid- lands cap, and many think him up to inter- national form, he is an old Repton School boy ; G. V. Evers, an old Haileybury boy, plays for Moseley, and is a capital little worker forward ; W. Judkins, an old Rep- ton boy, plays for Coventry, a good scrum mager ; J. S. Franscombe, playe tor Lanca- shire, an old Oxford man, very tall, and wants a lot of stopping when he gets going ; H. G. Gray, Scotch trials, a good forward of the Scotch type. The last place in the team will be filled by either Hissey (Wales) or J. H. Cowper (Scotch international).

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