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THE NORTHERN UNION GAME MERTHYR OVERWHELMED AT HULL. At one time it was feared that Merthyr would not be able to raise a team to make the journey to Hull. They managed to get a team together, however, and the match took place at the Yorkshire seaport. Although Hull had their full cup team out they seldom attempted to play football on seri- ous lines against the depleted side representing the Welshmen. A twelve hours' journey did not find the latter in the best of humours, and with half-a-dozen substitutes pressed into service, the wonder was that they operated so skilfully in de- fence. It was interesting to note in their ranks Palmer- Griffiths. the trainer and sparring companion of Tom Thomas, the Welsh middle-weight champion, who figured among the forw ards, and generally gave a good account of himself. Play seldom reached serious lines on the home side, where the backs at- tempted many evolutions for the evident edification of the crowd. Devereaux was the most elusive member of the attacking party, and the Colonial helped himself to four tries during the proceedings. These were gen- erally initiated by Wallace, Hull's diminutive half- back. who fairly revelled in the happy-go-lucky methods of the winners, whose points he added to to the extent of a quartette of goals, while further tries were added by it Tuylor (2) and CottrelL Hull were without the services of Greg Ropers in the second half, this clever left-centre seriously twisting 000 of his knees in a filibustering effort to force his way through half-a-dozen .Welsh- men. Merthyr Amateur Rugby Notes. Merthyr and Glyn Neath met at Glyn Neath be- fore a good gate last Thursday. The homesters had their strongest team out. including J. C. Lloyd, tho Welsh International and Nca.th forward. Merthyr were not so fortunate, having to procure a couple of substitutes. The game from the outset was fast and even. some good passing being shown on each side in turn, the teams appearing well matched. Just before the interval, Glyn Neath scored a good try. From the restart, Merthyr at- tacked hotly, but were driven back. The home backs were handling oftener. but the Merthyr men were tackling grandly. It was truly a ding-dong battle, up and down the ground at a fine pace. Eventually Ted James bnrst away from a break up in fine style, Hunter completing the movement with a well-deserved try. The goal kick being charged down found both sides on equal terms. Play was in midfieid when time arrived, and the game ended in a, draw. The Glyn Neath forwards being able to get the ball oat oftener than the visiting pack. their backs had more chances of attack, but they were met by some fearless tackling, and fine defensive move- ments erenerally, a draw being a very fair result. The game was one of the most pleasant of the sea- son, keen and vigorous, and perfectly clean. The return match at Merthyr next month will bo looked forward to. The Merthyr men are due at Newport next Thursday, when they will want to be in their best form to win. The Uskside mid-weekers. like the Premier team, have only been beaten once this season.

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