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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 19, 1970 - No. 2
By Swan: It was pleasing to start the season off with a win at Ariah Park last Sunday but things were "dicey" until the last 10 minutes when we got the winning break.
The hard lively game should prove a benefit to the players of both teams. Bruce Forbes and Sid Robins were our stars but they received good support from all the team.
In my humble opinion the Ariah Park judge was on the ball when he named the best player for the Air India - Daily News award as Bruce Forbes, Doug Priest and Blue Walker.
Our Seconds had a big win with Vic and Robert Wilson, David Simmons, Noel Brown and Bob Taylor.
For anyone interested in Air India - Daily News award is a League Best and Fairest award sponsored by Air India and Riverina Daily News, Griffith. Votes will be given by anonymous judges each week and the winner at the end of the season will receive a trip for two to Fiji with accommodation for two weeks at a leading tourist hotel.
The sponsors have given the award for two years to alternate between the SWDFL and Group 20 Rugby League and thanks to Mr. Les Robinson, Griffith who stood in for Jim Quinn and successfully called heads, the South West got the award this season.