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I Players and Officials. I I A Youthful Veteran. I Few forwards ha vo done so mucb genuine workfoC tho Cardiff Club and attained such general popularity as Mr Augustus (" Gus ") Lewis, who this week has tendered his resignation aa player. Though he has never had the honour 01 representing his country he has taken part in every International trial match during the past six seasons. On several occasions h< has come very near to gaining the coveted cap, but his excellence as a scrummager and clever headed man in the open was con* sidered to bo counterbalanced by his lack 01 inches and avoirdupois." However, public opinion resented his exclusion from the Welsh team in 1892 93, and certain it is that many caps have been given sinoe to vastly inferior mefl } than was the Cardiff forward in thfl < memorable Pearson's year. This year Lewit has not shown his old form, though he played a rattling game againsb Newport. Pressing busi* ness cares, however, will prevent him continuing to devote so much time to training, and this is the reason for his retirement fyom the arena. I GUS LEWIS. I I It is to be hoped that Lewis will see his way tffe » keep up his close connection with the club, for tht I value of his advice and experience in dealing with players cannot be measured, and that he will tak( to ref ereei ng, for a bl e referees are none too numerous, Lewis is 26 years of age, being born at Bristol is 1869. He has been playing football since ha was I eleven. His first game was Association, he being centre halt-back of the Sheobear (Devon) College team, soon afterwards playing in the Rugby team I' as three-quarter back. When he left school ha joined the Roath team, playing as full back, and for them he did exceedingly well. In a cup com- petition on one occasion he scored a grand try from one line to the other when playing in that ( position, nnd this point won the match. In 1887-8 t the Ro?th team broke up, &nd Cus joined the Cardiff 2nd, and he has been connected with the club ever since, this making his ninth season. His t record is one of which he may justly be proud. In [ 182 matche." for the first team and 52 for the I second—a total of over 230-tias he played, I and during the whole period ho has missed very few, For the last thretl I or four seasons he has been the leader of the forwards, a duty he has done admirably, notably in Pearson's year then he was vice-captain, and the way the forwards set about their opponent! I in the Hospitals and Rlaekheath matches, when in each they had scored 10 points at half-time,was in a great measure due to his generalship. Many judges considered Pearson's team the best that has ever represented Cardiff, Lewis's first big match was against Newport in 1889 90, when he was full back, and lie gave a splendid exposi- tion. Cardiff wou hy seven points to four. Last Saturday was his 27th game against Newport alone. He has gained his Gloucester County cap. lie has been a prolific try getter, and in four seasons has headed the list of forwards, and those who recollect his tries against Runcorn, Blackheath, Llanelly, and Moseley know hie prowess in that direction. Well liked and re- spected by everyone who know him, a more jovial, good hearted fellow never played. He has well merited the rest he anSicipates, and his name will stand as one of the best all round forwards the Cardiff Club has ever had.

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