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Jim Toohey who is to make his m debut with **erih on 'Jonday. has already had his first match out ing. Let it not -:e imatfnetl ho has coir; mitted a breach of the interstate permit regulations for the game was with an un affiliated club out Lake Grace way where his uncle runs the local hostelrv.

Toohey was invited to strip and de cided it was a good opportunity for match practice. A local writer said that he had yielded to the invita tion for the sake of a gallop, but, ob viously, was not trying hard so that the 'gallop'' was little more than an amble. E'-s gome won high praise. One of his kicks — he is noted for his di «posal over big: distances — finished in the lake skirting the ground, it is said, and it was sug gested he should 'fox' the ball himself. Toohej' is a well set tip type, run ning to six feet, and weighs 13 stone 51b. He qualifies about 8 p.m. on Saturday when he will have been in the State the three complete calen dar months required. Only a few hours earlier and he would be play ing tomorrow, but he cannot strip jntil Monday. .Almost every introduction made to money since his arrival here has a'eeh accompanied by the words 'I remember your father well enough.' Tim Toohey senr., now in Victoria vas one of this State's best footbal ers in the pre-war era.