GRIFFITH NOTES: The Aussie Ruler April 21, 1963 - No. 2
By Neil Griggs: After a good display in two trials games our effort at Narrandera was disappointing, to say the least, but everyone is still optimistic regarding the season's prospects.
The players and Club were pleased to welcome former Narrandera rover, Jim Bloomfield, to the team. Narrandera tried hard to retain his services, and who can blame them? Jim is a classy player and an asset to any club. Jim played well against his old team on Sunday and promises better things in future games.
Ruckman Bill Biron was our star at Narrandera, turning in a magnificent performance. Bill dominated the rucks all day and pulled down some splendid marks and should have put his name amongst the early Gammage Medal point scorers.
John Forbes, making a comeback, took out Ted Withnell's shirt for the best Second XV111 player, and he, too, can be expected to turn in many more solid games.
It was pleasing to see the Second XVIII get up for a narrow and somewhat lucky win against Narrandera. This win greatly pleased coach Len Sexton, and should give the boys encouragement for future games. Incidentally, Len can take a lesson from this team in goal-kicking, for he missed quite a few "sitter" at Narrandera.