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CARDIFF HARLEQUINS v. BRIDGEND.

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CARDIFF HARLEQUINS v. BRIDGEND. This match came off on Saturday last, before a goodly number of spectators. The ground was in splendid condition. The home team was fairly represented. The Harlequins kicked off, and the ball was well returned. Play settled down in the centre for a while. The 'Quins, coming off with a rush, drove the leather over the line. Emery touched down. After the kick-out the 'Quins again came off with a rush in front of the home goal. Soon after another minor was scored. After the kick the game became very fast and open, the home team showing good tackling powers, Emery and Gregory being prominent. A number of scrums was formed on the centre. A flying kick from Keepings took the ball to the home 25. For off-side play the homesters claimed a free kick, Emery sending the ball into touch. Williams again tried to get in, but was collared by Emery near the line. Hardwick subse- quently took the ball well into the 'Quins 25. Again the 'Quins made a dribble, James, the home three-quarter, being injured. A. L. Davies ran in, Rooney attempting to collar him. The home team appealed to the referee to stop the play, but the try was allowed. The home team now played a man short. From the kick-out play was in the visitors' half. Keepings ran and kicked well into i; the home 25, Bryant returning well into touch. At half-time the game stood-Harlequins, one goal one try three minors-Bridgend-nil. The teams having changed ends, James set the ball in motion and was well returned by Bowen. Bridgend failed to return at this point. Cuss was now in- jured, Bridgend thus playing two men short. The visitors secured another try by Owens, which Keepings converted. Play of somewhat rough and tumble character ensued. Coles took the leather to the home 25. Ivor James, dribbling up, drove the leather over the line, Bowen touching' down. Keepings kicked out. Play settled down -in the home 25. Soon after the 'Quins scored another minor, and this was fol- lowed by a try by Keepings, which he converted. Goss followed with the next try, but it was not improved. A. L. Davies picked up from half-way, and passed to Alexander, who got over. Keepings converted. Final score Harlequins, five goals three tries and seven minors Bridgend, one minor. The Harlequins were represented by J. H. Brown, back J. Keepings, D. E. Nicholls, W. Keepings, and H. R. Williams, three-quarters J. E. Alexander and A. L. Davies, half-backs R. Bennett, H. Roderick. C. W. Nicholls, W. Phillips. J. Smith, D. R. Goss, D. R. Coles, and D. Owen, forwards. Bridgend J. Bryant, back E. Emery (captain), B. Gregory, H. James, and J. Richards, three-quarters W. Hardwick and J. James, half- backs; G. Verity, C. James, Davies, Culliford, T. Enos, A. Williams, II. Thomas, and T. Thomas, forwards.

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