1973 NSWRL Premiership - Round 1

South Sydney v Parramatta

Redfern Oval

Sat Mar 24, 2:30pm [Ch2]

LOSS 19-36

Selected Round 1 Teams

Phil Smith once again injured his knee 2 minutes after half-time and carried off and was carried off. He later announced his retirement. Souths finished the game with 11 men.

 5 min  5-0  Urquart try Simms goal
14 min  7-0  Simms goal
19 min  9-0  Simms goal
20 min 12-0  Edwards try Simms miss
25 min 12-2
33 min 12-7
36 min 12-10
HT     12-10
45 min 12-13
55 min 17-13 Pittard try Simms goal
57 min 17-18
63 min 17-23
68 min 19-23 Simms goal
73 min 19-28
75 min 19-33
78 min 19-36

Urquart, Edwards, Pittard tries 
Simms 5 from 8 goals

Crowd         8,820
Referee      G.Cook
Touch Judges R.Freeman / G.Benson

Scrums       10-6 
Penalties    11-10 

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Simms, Eric            -  5/8   -        
Wing -  2 - Edwards, Keith         1  -     -        
Cntr -  3 - Smith, Phil            -  -     -     r18   
Cntr -  4 - Sait, Paul             -  -     -        
Wing -  5 - Mooney, Tom            -  -     -        
5/8  -  6 - Pittard, Denis         1  -     -        
Half -  7 - Grant, Bob             -  -     -        
Lock -  8 + Urquhart, Rod          1  -     -        
SRow -  9 - Stevens, Gary          -  -     -        
SRow - 10 - McCarthy, Bob          -  -     - (c)    
Prop - 11 + Hall, Jim              -  -     -        
Hook - 12 - Walters, Elwyn         -  -     -        
Prop - 13 - Piggins, George        -  -     -        

Res  - 18 - Hills, Paul            -  -     -

                                   3  5/8   -

Other First Grade Matches

12-12 Brok Manly      b Canterbury
20-9  Penr Penrith    b Easts
29-14 Leic St George  b Balmain
21-18 Ende Cronulla   b Newtown
23-6  Lidc Norths     b Wests

Judiciary News

Gary Stevens was sent off for a high tackle 30 minutes into the game and later fine $50 at the judicary. Rod Urquhart was sent off for a head-high tackle 3 minutes after half-time. He was later suspended for 2 games.

Reserve Grade - Round 1

v Parramatta, 1:15pm

WIN 17-13

HT    10-10

Withers, Sawers, Murray tries 
Birrell 4 goals

Referee      C.Edwards
Touch Judges M.Godfrey / R.Smith

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk - 14 - Birrell, R             -  4     -     
Wing - 30 - Withers, J             1  -     -     
Cntr - 16 - Williams, J            -  -     -     
Cntr - 17 - Roberts, P             -  -     - 
Wing - 18 - Hills, P               -  -     -     
5/8  - 19 - Murray, N              1  -     - 
Half - 20 - Brown, P               -  -     - 
Lock - 21 - Byrne, M               -  -     - (c)
SRow - 22 - Timms, H               -  -     -     
SRow - 23 - Schmitzer, J           -  -     -         
Prop - 24 - Sawers, W              1  -     -     
Hook - 25 - Moore, W               -  -     -     
Prop - 26 - Reilly, S              -  -     -     

                                   3  4     -

Other Reserve Grade Matches

37-26 Brok Manly      b Canterbury
16-12 Penr Penrith    b Easts
11-2  Leic Balmain    b St George
24-16 Ende Newtown    b Cronulla
25-8  Lidc Norths     b Wests

Under 23's - Round 1

v Parramatta, 12:00pm

LOSS 9-14

Leon Harvey was sent off for back chatting and later cautioned.

HT   7-5

Inman try
C.Williams 3 goals 

Referee      M.Edwards
Touch Judges T.Delauney / A.McGilvray

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk - 31 - Cain, B                -  -     -
Wing - 32 - Curry, F Jnr           -  -     -
Cntr - 33 - Williams, C            -  3     -
Cntr - 34 - Wuromus, T             -  -     - 
Wing - 35 - Kay, J                 -  -     -     
5/8  - 36 - Wall, B                -  -     - (c)
Half - 37 - McMillan, R            -  -     - 
Lock - 38 - Parker, A              -  -     -     r48
SRow - 47 - Reed, P                -  -     -    
SRow - 40 - Longhurst, G           -  -     -     
Prop - 41 - Harvey, L              -  -     -     
Hook - 42 - Lyons, T               -  -     -
Prop - 43 - Inman, G Jnr           1  -     -     

Res  - 48 - Walker, C              -  -     -

                                   1  3     -

Other U23 Matches

19-5  Brok Canterbury b Manly
 8-3  Penr Easts      b Penrith
19-12 Leic Balmain    b St George
20-2  Ende Newtown    b Cronulla
24-15 Lidc Wests      b Norths

Ref - SMH


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