1968 NSWRL Premiership - Grand Final

(2v1) South Sydney v Manly-Warringah

Sydney Cricket Ground

Sat Sep 21, 3:00pm [Ch2/7/9/10]

WIN 13-9

Selected Grand Final Teams

Back Row: Bob Moses, Ron Coote, John O'Neill, Jim Morgan, Arthur Branighan, Michael Cleary
Front Row: Elwyn Walters, Bob Honan, Denis Pittard, John Sattler(c), Brian James, Bobby Grant, Eric Simms

 7 min  2-0 Simms goal
10 min  4-0 Simms goal
12 min  4-0 Simms miss
26 min  9-0 Cleary try Simms goal
31 min  9-2
38 min 11-2 Simms goal
HT     11-2
52 min 13-2 Simms goal
55 min 13-5
57 min 13-7
68 min 13-9
78 min 13-9 Simms miss

Cleary try
Simms 5 from 7 goals

Crowd      54,255
Referee    C.Pearce

Scrums     10-15(1H  3-5 ) 
Penalties  12-13(1H  7-6 ) 

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Simms, Eric            -  5/7   - 
LWng -  2 - James, Brian           -  -     -
Cntr -  3 - Honan, Bob             -  -     -     
Cntr -  4 - Branighan, Arthur      -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Cleary, Michael        1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Pittard, Dennis        -  -     -
Half -  7 - Grant, Bob             -  -     -     
Lock -  8 - Coote, Ron             -  -     -    
SRow -  9 - Sattler, John          -  -     - (c)
SRow - 10 - Moses, Bob             -  -     -     
Prop - 11 - O'Neill, John          -  -     -
Hook - 12 - Walters, Elwyn         -  -     -
Prop - 13 - Morgan, Jim            -  -     -

                                   1  5/7   -

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  50y Simms kick
 1 min 100y 24y SS-SCR / SS P(Coote) (MS WON GOAL)
 2 min  92y SS Err(Honan) 95y SS-SCR-ATF
 3 min  59y MW-Err Walters kick / P SS Err(Simms)
 4 min  51y MW-Err / Grant kick 28y SS P(Cleary)
 5 min  33y MW-Err / SS Err(Honan)
 7 min   0y P SS Err(Honan) 35y MW-SCR-ATF SS Err(Simms) 33y MW-SCR-ATF / P GOAL
 8 min  53y Simms kick
10 min   0y ChOv 26y MW-SCR-P GOAL
11 min  50y Simms kick COF
12 min   0y MW-Err / P NO GOAL
13 min  65y SS Err(ABranighan)
14 min  85y DO
15 min  86y MW-Err 87y SS-SCR-ATF
16 min  59y SS Err(Cleary)
17 min  53y MW-Err / Simms kick NO FIELDGOAL 26y SS P(Pittard)
18 min  22y MW-Err / Grant kick NO FIELDGOAL
20 min  53y SS Err(James) 53y SS-SCR-ATF / (MW NO FIELDGOAL)
21 min  84y SS Err(Honan) 78y SS-SCR-ATF / (MW NO FIELDGOAL)
22 min 100y SS Err(Morgan) 74y SS-SCR-SS P(Grant) (MW NO GOAL)
24 min  80y SS Err(Walters) 40y MW-SCR 42y / SS P(JONeill)
26 min   0y MW-Err TRY
28 min 100y Simms kick 40y / Simms kick COF 32y / MW-ChOv SS-SCR-ATF 85y / SS P(Grant) (MW GOAL)
32 min  20y KO / (MW NO FIELDGOAL)
33 min  32y Simms kick
36 min  43y SS Err(Simms) 85y SS-SCR-P / Grant 23y / 4TG(Walters)
38 min   0y P GOAL
39 min  21y Simms kick / (MW NO FG)

half time

40 min  40y KO
41 min  40y Simms kick NO FIELDGOAL DIG
42 min  88y 90y SS-SCR-ATF
44 min  62y MW-Err 88y SS-SCR / SS-Err(Walters) 68y SS-SCR-ATF
46 min  87y P / ChOv 29y MW-SCR 39y / SS P(Pittard)
48 min  60y ChOv 65y MS-SCR / (MS NO FIELDGOAL)
51 min  10y ChOv 53y MW-SCR-P / Simms kick NO FIELDGOAL
52 min   0y MW-Err 15y MW-SCR-ATF / P GOAL
54 min  71y SS Err(Honan) 78y SS-SCR-ATF
55 min  90y MW-Err 89y SS-SCR-ATF / (MW TRY)
56 min 100y KO 42y / (MW FIELDGOAL)
58 min  30y KO
59 min  29y SS Err(Morgan) 50y / 4TG(Honan) 35y MW-SCR-ATF / Simms kick NO FIELDGOAL
62 min  98y MW-Err 39y MW-SCR-ATF / SS-Err(ABranighan) 24y MW-SCR-ATF / SS Err(Cleary) 10y MW-SCR-SSP(Walters) 48y / SS P(JONeill) (MW NO GOAL)
64 min  53y SS Err(Cleary) 98y SS-SCR / SS Err(Moses) / (MW NO FIELDGOAL)
66 min   8y ChOv 76y MW-SCR
68 min  12y KO
69 min 100y MW-Err 20y MW-SCR-ATF / Simms kick NO FIELDGOAL DIG 26y / SS P(Moses) 58y / SS P(Coote) (MW NO GOAL)
72 min  90y 20-DO 50y Simms kick NO FIELD GOAL DIG 36y / 95y SS-SCR-ATF 90y / (MW NO FIELDGOAL)
78 min  46y ChOv 49y MW-SCR-P / P NO GOAL 18y / SS P(Moses)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 54.3m - for the whole match

- 50.8m - 1st half 
- 59.6m - 2nd half 

Judiciary News

No one was sent off.

Reserve Grade - Grand Final

(1v2) v Manly-Warringah, 1:30pm

WIN 17-7

Back Row: K.Edwards, G.Stevens, R.McCarthy, K.Longbottom, J.Coleman, C.Armstrong, A.Scott, J.Arkinstall
Middle Row: A.Heiler, R.Amatto, G.Norgard, D.Lee(c), R.Branighan, R.Grace, P.Sait
Front Row: G.Piggins, S.Kosta, R.Mason(ballboy), S.Day, I.Jones

HT   4-5

Kosta, Grace, McCarthy tries
K.Longbottom 2, R.Branighan 2 goals

Referee    L.Samuelson

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk - 17 - Longbottom, K          -  2/5   -
Wing - 21 - Amatto, R              -  -     -
Cntr - 36 - Branighan, R           -  2/3   -    
Cntr - 22 - Grace, R               1  -     -     
Wing -  5 - Heiler, A              -  -     -     r57 
5/8  -  6 - Norgard, G             -  -     -     
Half -  7 - Jones, I               -  -     -
Lock - 25 - Stevens, G             -  -     -
SRow - 24 - Sait, P                -  -     -
SRow - 10 - McCarthy, R            1  -     -    
Prop - 29 - Lee, D                 -  -     - (c)
Hook - 28 - Piggins, G             -  -     -     
Prop - 40 - Armstrong, C           -  -     - 

Res  - 57 - Kosta, S               1  -     -

                                   3  4/8   -

Third Grade - Grand Final


13-4  SCG (1v2) Balmain    b Easts

Ref - SMH


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