1975 Midweek Amco Cup - Round 1

South Sydney v Ipswich

Redfern Oval

Wed Apr 2, 1:30pm

McCarthy gets the ball away

WIN 37-6

Selected Round 1 Teams

Late Changes - Lowther, Edwards and Withers are out. McCartney and O'Donnell start at centre, Birrell on the wing and Purcell and five-eighth..

South Sydney won clearly in the opening Amco Cup rugby league competition at Redfern Oval yesterday. Souths were a class above Ipswich, beating them 37-6. Souths had little more than a low-key taining run against Ipswich whose previous form was a 0-55 loss to Toowoomba. Souths scored 11 tries. South Sydney ran into serious goal-kicking problems yesterday. Yesterday Simms missed with four shots at goal before handing over to five-eighth Greg Purcell who landed 2 goals from 4 attempts, before handing over to Ross Birrell missed missing with three attempts. The poor kicking took the gloss off a cakewalk win for Souths. Ipswich hooker Bruce Chrichton's ability in the scrums kept the score from reaching massive proportions. Chrichton won the scrums 12-15 including seven straight, after Souths had raced to a 19-1 lead. Purcell won a colour televison as best player of the match, scoring two fine tries and setup another in a dazzling exhibition.

      19-1
      37-6

O'Donnell 3, Purcell 2, Sait 2, Van Guilk, McCartney, Timms, McCarthy tries
Purcell 2 from 4, Simms 0 from 4, Birrell 0 from 3 goals

Crowd      3,247
Referee    

Penalties  13-15
Scrums     12-15

Final Line Up
                                  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Simms, Eric           -  -/4   -
Wing -  2 - Van Gulik, Peter      1  -     -
Cntr -  3 + McCartney, Paul       1  -     -
Cntr -  4 - O'Donnell, Owen       3  -     -
Wing -  5 - Birrell, Ross         -  -/3   -
5/8  -  6 - Purcell, Greg         2  2/4   -
Half -  7 - Grant, Bob            -  -     -
Lock -  8 - Sait, Paul            2  -     -
SRow -  9 - Stevens, Gary         -  -     -
SRow - 10 - McCarthy, Bob         1  -     - (c)
Prop - 11 - Timms, Herb           1  -     -
Hook - 12 - Magnus, Steve         -  -     -
Prop - 13 - Eden, Harry           -  -     -


                                 11  2/11  -

Other Amco Cup Matches - Round 1

27-8  Hark Newcastle  b Cronulla  (Apr 9)
17-16 Hark Ryde-Estwd b Sthrn Div (Apr 9)
44-2  Lang Manly      b Nth Coast (Apr 16)
24-16 Lang Balmain    b Bris PBro (Apr 16)
27-19 Wagg Parramatta b Monaro    (Apr 23)
21-19 Wagg Canterbury b Riverina  (Apr 23)
26-9  Leic Illawarra  b Nthrn Div (Apr 30)
22-13 Leic Toowoomba  b Norths    (Apr 30)
37-9  Leic Penrith    b Bris Sths (May 7)
35-16 Leic St George  b Bris Nths (May 7)
      

Judiciary News

No one was sent off.

Ref - SMH


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