Round 1

Newtown Jets 29 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 6

Match URL
Saturday, April 2nd, 1955
Kick Off
3:15 PM (local time)
Jack O'Brien
Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney)
  Newtown Jets South Sydney Rabbitohs
  29 6

Match Stats

Halftime Score 14 6
Scrums 8 26

Match Scoresheet

Tries   Kevin Considine (2)   Bob Honeysett
    Ray Kelly   Bernie Purcell
    Dick Poole    
    Peter Ryan    
Goals   Gordon Clifford (7)    


Fullback 1. Gordon Clifford 1. Clive Churchill
Wing 2. Kevin Considine 2. Bob Honeysett
Centre 3. Dick Poole (c) 3. Martin Gallagher
Centre 4. Brian Clay 4. Greg Hawick
Wing 5. Ray Preston 5. Les Brennan
Five-Eighth 6. Ray Kelly 6. Col Donohoe
Halfback 7. Bobby Whitton 7. Ray Mason
Lock 8. Peter Ryan 8. Les Cowie
Second Row 9. Henry Holloway 9. Bobby Moon
Second Row 10. Frank Narvo 10. Bernie Purcell
Front Row 11. Don Stait 11. Jim Richards
Hooker 12. Max Kite 12. Ernie Hammerton
Front Row 13. Les Hampson 13. Denis Donoghue
Coach   Dick Poole   Jack Rayner

Note: Forward packs are listed in reverse order.

Match Notes

South Sydney player Bernie Purcell suffered a fractured hip while scoring his try late in the first half, and was stretchered off. Newtown acquired their ascendancy in the first half in the face of a stiff breeze.

South Sydney captain-coach Jack Rayner was forced to withdraw on game day, having hurt his right shin in a trial against St George the previous weekend.

Officials anticipated a crowd of 40,000 for this match.

This match is a part of the following:

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