Wed Apr 2, 1:30pm
McCarthy gets the ball away
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)
No one was sent off.
Ref - SMH
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