Extracts of a Meeting 1893

meetings by BRIAN JENKINS


AT A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION, held in September there was a recommendation that the following clause be incorporated into the Laws of the Game:-

“That the referee shall have sole control over the game, and may blow his whistle without waiting for any appeal.”


AGM 15/9/1893

Chairman announced that there had been negotiations with minor clubs regarding the possibility of forming a league in the City. This had not been well received, as if they were playing league games, they would still have the problem of Bath drawing on their better players.

Upon re-election as captain, Soane called for serious training and a stronger fixture card. Players needed to practise passing and kicking etc. Re-elected as Vice captain, Pattinson mentioned the advantage of having an international forward to lead them, and he hoped the Club would have soon have an international back. He detected an enthusiasm for the coming season and players were impatient to “get at ‘em.”

The Chairman was pleased that the Club affairs were in order, and there was a balance in hand of £10.

Mr Parham urged every member to recruit three other members. Regrettably, he could not continue as Honorary Treasurer, and in the absence of a ready successor, Mr. Parham and Mr. J W Hooper were nominated to find a replacement.

It was decided that a uniform charge of 3d admission at the gate and 3d extra for the reserved side should be made at all matches with the exception of the Bank Holiday games, and it was agreed that a match for the benefit of the Hospital should be played if possible.

Over 30 new members were elected.

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