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INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL.

ENGLAND V- QUEENSLAND

SPLENDID VICTORY FOR QUEENSLAND

11 POINTS TO 3.

(By "Player.")

Tho international football match, England v. Queensland, which was played on the Ex- hibition Ground on Saturday, marks a new epoch in tho history of the» game In Bris- bane. The Queensland team, contrary to general expectation, emerged victorious from the game by 11 points to 3. This result was different from the first inteniB.tional match which was played In Brisbane ort the same ground just eleven years ago, when the Eng- lishmen won. As stated at the reception of the Englishmen on Thursday last, the keenest interest has been manifested In their visit since the project of bringing out a team was first mentioned. . Since the arrival of the visitors In Australia their visit to Queensland has-been anticipated with feel- ings of pleasure by the public generally. The ono question asked on every hand during the past weak, even by rwplo who seldom if over witness a football match, was, " Are you going to see the Englishmen play 7" The attendance was a re- cord one for a football match in Brisbane, and was a flattering tribute to tho English- men, exceeding as it did any previous at- tendance at a match by about 1000. The

takings amounted to close on £600. Tb«> | Interest taken In the match was Intense, and .'he stream of visitors who proceeded to tho ground -by cab, 'bus. and tnnn was Inces-satu from 2 o'clock. By the time the teams took

their places on the Hold there wore fully j

10,000 people present.

It was a great day. The weather was '

beautifully fino, and all that could be de- sired for football. The appearance of the ground was pretty in ithe extreme, the area round the arena being a vast array of varied colouring. The pretty costumeä of the ladies added to tho attractiveneps of Kho rogica, as they do to. most other sports. | Football a few years ago was patronised

j by comparatively few ladies, but within the I last six years or so the number of the fair

sex who grace the grounds by their presence has Increased a hundredfold ; and al- though many no doubt are drawn by other attraoJons than football, there . is little doubt that a great many of them now have a very fair know- ledge of the game. During the afternoon the Headquarters Band, under Bandmaster Larsen, was in attendance, and, stationed on tho lawn in front of the grandstand, dis-

coursed sweet music.

The following are the teams, with their positions in the field :

ENGLAND., E. Martelli.

A. M, Bûcher, E. G. Nicholls, A. B. Timms,

G. P. Doran.

M. Mulllneux, C. Adamson.

F. IM. Stout, F. C. Belson, J. S. Fraacomto.

J. W. Jarman, H. G. Gray,

B. J. Swannell, T. M. M'Gown, C. E. K.

Thompson.

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W. Tanner, C. S. Graham. *

P. Carew. W. H. Austin. S. Boland. A. J. Colton. A. Corfe. T. Colion.

A Gralton. E, Currie.

E. Kent, L. Dixon, W. Evaus, T. Ward.

B. ll/Cowan.

QUEENSLAND.

TÍSP PLiAY.

Punctually, to time, tho Queens-land 'toasn, açra;-«d In their jerseys of.'..niarbon and white, took the field. They' asstynbled in .front cf the grandstand, and-'tts'ibe'_ngirj5h mea emergM oti to the ground " they 're-

ceived thean with three hearty "leers,- the Englishmen responding with equal vigour. The Queensland captain, ftfCowan, won tho toss from Mullineux, and decided to deu'end the grandstand goal, 'thus receiving the ad- vantage of the fairly strong south-westerly that was 'blowing. From uhe kick-oft some oxcltement was cesunloned. Stout set the ball going, kicking to Kent, who rcuirneu it« Timms. ' The Englishman 'failed to pick It up cleanly, and the forwards were on to him at once. 'The ball went out near the visitors' line.-. Thrown In, the local men pressed the visitors closely, a Ferles of scrums taking place on the Englishmen's line. Nicholls, however, relieved by punt- ing out near Che £5 flag. In play again, the Queens-land forwards worked the bali across the f.. '.-J, and out neal- the corner flag. The Queensland men were pressing closely. Evans and Ward made a couple of dashes. A free to England was taken by Adamson,» who, following up his kick well, driöhled splendidly up the field to the full- back. M'Cowan picked up oleanly, but was Immediately downed. A Irte against Gratton for off-side play was taken by Adamson, 'who punted out in Queensland .territory. Thrown In, the ball was passed . back to Nicholls, who kicked high to Ward. The ball In Its flight -touched one oí the Queensland men, and Ward was tackled as

?he marked the ball. The referee gave > Ward his mark, and the ball was taken back to half-way and scrummed. The 'Englishmen broke through the scrum with the ball at their toes, Evans and Dixon both failing to pick up. Approaohlng the full-back. Adamson picked up, and as M'Cowan came at him -he passed to Pran oon_>. ' The folg Englishman, however, foJl _ï to take it thus losing * certain ¡try.

The Queensland forwards rallied splendidly, T. Colton, Carew, and Tanner showing out prominently. They worked the ball back to the 25 flag. From a berum the ball wau kicked across the field to Kent, who picked up splendidly, and, dodging a couple of ca<ponents, made a grand punt into the (Englishmen's 25. The Queensland for- wards, following well, downed Doran before he could . get Oils kick in. A sorles of scrums took place in the visi- tors' 25, from on© of which Timms secured, and dashed through In grand style. When ta-dkled he dropped the ball, and a fine drib- bling rush took pla.ee, Adamson, Gray, and Francomb showing prominently. Approach- ing the fall-back Adamson picked up, and kicked over (M'Cowan's head. Following up, tho same player again secured it, and pass- ed to Francomb, to Doran, who was haul- ed down just on the line. A series of scrums took place on the Queensland line, but Gralton eventually secured, and punted out at half. Thrown in Evans secured and kicked to {Martelli, w'ho hesitated to take tho ball. The old provcUb, " He who hesitates Is lost," was here borne out. Corfe, seeing the Eng- lishmen embarrassed, dashed at the ball, and, securing it, sped for tho line. Several of the Englishmen pursued him, and just as ho was falling Nicholls made a desperate effort to pull him back, but to no purpose, tho Queenslander falling on the ball, and "scoring firrt try of the match, after tweri'ty "minutos' play. The applause around the ground was loud and prolonged, " Good boy. Corfe" rc-coundlng on every side. Gralton made a spltwdid but unsuccessful kick at goal. ' Scores : Queensland, 3 ; England,

nil.

Timms kicked off, Ward returning out at half. Thrown in the Queensland forwards quickly rushed the ball lrato the visitors' territory, but Adamson, securing, punted out at bait in fine 3tyle. Thrown in again the ball was worked across the field, when the visitors were awarded a free kick. Nicholls punted to Evans, who kicked io Nicholls again, who returned out at half. The ball was no sooner thrown In than the visi- tors rushed it down the field. Nearlng the line Adamson secured, but Timms fumbled his pass. The visitors were awarded a free. Adamson took a shot at goal, the ball being marked by Boland right in front of the goal. The Queensland forward foolishly punted In front of his own goal, Jarman marking with- in easy goal-kicking distance. Adamson again took the kick, the bal] going just out- side the post. Gralton forced. Gralton kicked off, Nicholls returning out In Queens- land territory. From the throw-In the Eng- lish forwards broke away, but Evans, secur- ing, punted high to Doran, who failed to take It, the» Queensland forwards, T. Colton, i Tanner, and Carew showing out promlneni ? ly, at once dashed off with the ball at < 'their toes. Colton picked up at I the right moment, and when tack-

led pased to Tanner, to Evans, who out- paced all his pursuers and scored behind the posts. Gral ton's kick at goal was successful. The applause was almost deafening. Scores : Queensland, 8 ; England, nil.

Timms kicked off, Evans returning to Mar 1 telll, who kicked out at half.. Thrown In,

some give-and-take play took place at centre, scrums being the order of the day. Gralton dashed through the scrum, bur was tackled by Nicholls, who secured the ball and kicked to Ward. The latter returned high to Nicholls, who apparently was bothered by the sun, and turned his back on the ball. Ward, following up well, secured the ball and passed to Corfe, who sped for the line. Corfe crossed the line safely amidst tre- mendous aiprçlause. Gralton's kick at goal was unsuooesfjful. Scores : Queensland, li ; England, nil.

Half-time was called shortly after the kick off, the scores being unaltered.

As the Queensland team left the ground for the dressing-room tho band struck up the popular air, ?*' We've been shaking them up a bit"-and so they had. The visitors re- mained on the playing ground, and partook I of some oranges.

Gralton kicked off, Adamson returning to Ward, who fumMed the ball going out. Thrown in, the ball was sent back to Timms, who dashed through half-a-<dcz:n

opponents, and look.d like scoring. Whin ¡ , pressed near the line he paäsed to Gray,

who was smoothered. Timms, however, -gain secure- and essayed a kick. Kent I took the ball well, and dashed down the ' ifield, tout instead of going on 'he kicked to

iMartelll, who kidkod to Evans, the latter kicking out at half. From the throw-In I exchange kicks took place between , the

| (backs, the ball eventually going out in

Queensland territory. Thrown in, * Mulli neux secured, and running strongly kickrd towards the Queensland line flag. Follow- ing up well Mulllneux again secured, and scored near the corner flag, amidst cheer- ing. Adamson made an excellent but un- successful kick at goal. Scores: Queensland, , 11 ; England, 3.

. Gralton kicked off, the ball going out at I half-way. Thrown in, the Queensland for- wards, with Corfe, who was playing a splen- did game at their head, broke away, and took the play into the visitors' territory. From a scrum A. Colton secured and kicked to Timms, who marked. Timms punted bigh, and following well again secured and made a splendid run. He shook off three or four opponents, but waa well tackled near the line by M'Cowan. As he was tackled he passed to Mullineux, who knocked on, thus missing a certain try. It was a fine run of Timms's, and it was deservedly applauded. From the scrum M'Cowan secured and kicked to Martelli, who kicked across the line, the ball rolling dead.

Gralton kicked off, the ball going out at balf. Thrown in, Bücher ¡secured, and made a fine dribbling run for the Une. M'Cowan, however, saved well. A free against A. Colton for off-side play was taken by Martelli, who had a shot at goal. The kick went wide, and Evans knocking on, a scrum was formed in Ike Queensland 20. A free against England for off-side play was taken by Gralton, who pumed out. Thrown In, the visitors, now on the aggres- sive, rushed the ball into the Queensland territory, where they were awarded a frea

kick just outside the A3. Adamson took tho I

kio*--, and put it safely over the bar-a splen-

did, ¡kick'. The umpire, however, for some reason, disallowed the goal, and ordered a scram. < -From the scrum Mullineux secured, and-.passed to Nicholls, who made a splen- did "run, boating half-a-dozen opponents. Ho was well taken by M Cowan, however, who just 'forced him out of touch, near the cor- ner flag. Thrown In, n scrum was formed, and Currie, seeuriffg, kicked down the field, and following np well agalu secured. He pasod to Evans, who set sail for the Une. Nicholls, however, came across nt a great pace, and just as the crowd were calling nut " Poley'« in," Nicholls made a splendid diving tackle, thus upsetting the calcula- tions of the spectators. A fi-oe to England was taken by Timtrns, who punted high to Dixon. The latter mulled, and the visitors following well dribbled to M'Cowan, who punted out at the £3. Thrown in,a scrmn was formed. From the ruck»Kent secured, and made a splendid d3sh down the field, being forced out at half-way. In play again, the Queensland forwards rushed It down the field, but a free was given against Tanner for off-side play. Timms took the kick, and punted to Dixon, who missed, but regaining the ball he kicked out In his own territory. From the throw-in the Queensland forwards with the ball at their toes dashed down the

field, the ball going, out in the visitors' 25. A free to England came as a relief. Timms kicking to DJXOD, who again failed to take, and was at oce surrounded. A scrum was formed, from which Timms gained pos- session, and kicked over the line, M'Cowan saving. Gralton kicked off, but after some give-and-take play England were awarded a free. Timms took the klclt, and dropped at goal unsuccessfully. M'Cowan again saved. Gralton kicked off, but the ball was recalled, and a scrum was formed. The visitors were now pressing hard. A series of scrumj were formed near the Queens- land line. A free against A. Col-

ton tfor off-side olav was taken by Adam-.,

son near the 25 flag. He made a splendid but unsuccessful kick at goal. M'Cowan saved. Gralton again kicked off, Mullineux returning to Currie, who was downed. From the throw-in In Queensland 25 Carew secured and dashed down the field. He passed to T. Colton, to Corfe, who made a splendid dodgy run down the centre of the field, and looked like scoring. Nicholls, however, tackled him from the back. Corfe's pass to Currie was forward. Currie got over 'the line, but was recalled, and a scrum was formed. The Englishmen broke through the scrum, Gralton falling to pick up, thus enabling the visitors to rush the ball up to the Queensland 25. M'Cowan picked up cloanly, and kicked to Martelli, who ran and kicked out of touch. Thrown In, a free was given against Gralton. Timms ¡punted high, _nd Evans falling to toke it, the forwards dashed away. Currie made a " speculator," an_ Mullinmix marked. He placed for Adamson, who made another splendid shot at gosl. Kent forced. Gral-

ton set the ball going, Martelli returning ! out. Thrown in, the visitors at once be- j gan to force matters, and rushed the play

into Queensland 25.- Thay made several 1 desperato attempts to break through, ! but the Queensland defence was too solid. Buchor made a splendid run from the 25 flag right through the whole of the Queensland team, and was only forced.out of touch by M'Cowan near the corner flag. , The visitors continued to force matters, but failed lo score, and when time was called shortly afterwards the score remained unaltered Queensland, 11 points ; England, ,3.

At the conclusion of *he game the crowd rushed the ground, and the Queenslander were overwhelmed with congratulations. They were cheered over and over again.

Mr. A. Faulkner acted as referee, and Messrs. E. Beard (Queensland) aud W- Jud kins (England) as line umpires.

REMARKS.

As an exposition of Rugby the game did not come up to general expectations, neither team showing much combination. That the 'best team won on the day no one will question. The Queenslander proved far too speedy for their more weiigbty oppon- ents, who seeoned to be out of condition, and did not play in anything approaching the form they showed in the first match against New South Wales. The game, however, was ¡muoh more evenly contested than the scores would Indicate. Kicking with the wind in the first half, the Queens landers 'had decidedly the best of the game. For the main part they had the vis tors on the defensive, but on several ocrasions they were called upon to defend thetfr own line. In fact, on two occasions in tho first halt it was only through sheer bad luck that the Englishmen did not score-. In tho second half the Englishmen, with the wind in their favour, bad all the best of the game, and it was seldom that the ball found its way on the visitors' side of the half-way flag.

For the Queensland team M'Cowan at full-back had not much to do, but what 'Tie had he did well. Ho tackled in fine style, fjajiá in this respect he saved his side on ,^~overal occasions. He also kicked well, making good usé of the "uch-llne. All jtlju-es-qunrters played well, Evans showing out most prominently. The two new wing three-quarters Kent and Ward, did some good work, particularly Kent. Dixon did not play quite up to his form. The same remark applies to Currie at five-eigbth'j, and Gral'on, the scrum half. All the forwards played splendidly, particularly Corfe, T. Colton, and Carew. The former never showed to better advantage, and he made some spletfdid dodgy runs, worthy of a crack three-quarter.

For the visitors Martelli played a sound game at full-'baok. 'He kicked spl°nd dly, his kicking into touch being very fine Of the three-quarters Timms and Bûcher were the pick. Nicholls, who i3 without doubt the crack player of the team, seemed to have _ day "off," and showed n_th_ig like the form he dlvplayed in Sydney. Adamson and Mullinoux, behind the serum, played splen-id games, the former perhaps showing the best form of the thirty players. All the forwards worked hard, tmt were much too slow for their more ague opponents.

THE ENGLISH CAPTAIN INTERVIEWED.

DISSATISFIED WITH REFEREE.

.When seen after the match the Rev. M.

Mulllneux, the captain of the English team, said he thought on the day the best team won. He said tho English team did not play in anything like their true form, aud he

couht not account for It.

When asked if he was satisfied with the referee, the captain said, " No, I am not ; I am very much dissatisfied. He interprets the rules too closely to the letter, Instead of to the spirit in which they are framed."

".What do you think of his decision with regard to Adamson's goal ?"

" I think," said the English captain, " that it is unpardonable ; I never heard such a decision In my life. The whole team are very much dissatisfied with him."

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