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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 9, 1965 - No. 5
By Neil Griggs: It is strange, but all teams seem to save up their best games till they meet us, and the "Grasshoppers" certainly produced a top class effort last Sunday.
We should have put the result beyond doubt in the third quarter, but with 4-12 the forwards failed to capitalise on a lot of brilliant further afield.
That man, "Mr. Non-stop" John Foley, was a popular winner of Ron Dalla's Whitmont shirt, as our best player.
Brian Fitzpatrick improves each week, and was a solid defender all day. With Sid Robins and Vic Hathaway, he jolted many Coolamon attacks in the hectic finish.
Coming on for Mal Brauman after half time, young John Kirkwood went really well and must have impressed the selectors.
The performance of our 2nd XV111 in their good win on Sunday was a pleasing surprise. All players joined in a real team effort to produce a splendid exhibition.
Best players were Bob Munnerley, Joe Whyte (winner of the Club "flag"), Mick Hotschilt, Ray Smith, John Higgins.
We will have three teams in "Tigerland" today and hope to return home with our first hat-trick of the year.