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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 12, 1968 - No. 5
By Swan: A typical hard, rugged Griffith-Whitton game with plenty of give and take by both teams was unfortunately culminated sensationally when a spectator "hooked" the unsuspecting" Ron O'Neill as he came off the field.
It was a regrettable incident but fortunately Ron proved durable and has fully recovered.
The late withdrawal of John Foley and Roger Thom caused a flurry amongst our selectors at Whitton but luckily, things worked out.
Kevin Kirkpatrick again controlled midfield to rate as our best and collected another three points in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award. Geoff Martin, not far behind, received two points and Ron O'Neill one.
In a tough keen game our Seconds won 63-43 with David Hall, Bob Carroll and Harry Moses doing well and an unofficial Thirds game, we won 84-12 with Trevor Reed, Grant Luhrs and Peter "Chatter" Greedy best.
Our Aussie Rules players almost scooped the pool in the athletics at East Griffith school Mardi Gras last Saturday night, winning the relay with John Candusso, Wal Clark, Darryl Collis and John Scott and the sprint with Max Eldridge first, Candusso second and Clark third.
Congratulations to First 18 ruckman John Higgins who celebrated his 21st birthday last Saturday night. A good time was had by all.