GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 23, 1971 - No. 7
By Swan: With strong football the Whitton Tigers kept the Swans' fans in nervous suspense for three quarters of the game last Sunday but it was Griffith who had "a tiger in the tank" in the last quarter to win by 32 points.
The Swans were hot and cold all day and the judges had trouble sorting out the best player for the Co-op Stores Toby Lee weekly award.
They settled on Mal Brauman with Sid Robins, Ian Wade and Ron Russell strong challengers. In his best game for the Swans, Ron Russell ended up with eight goals.
The Seconds had a runaway win 145 to 10, with rucks, centres, and forwards featuring prominently.
David Hall won the Bob Carroll award whilst others to do well included Ian Hamilton, Garry Parslow and Angie Maloni.
Our Thirds had a day off last week but they are training conscientiously and should be fit for their game today. Congratulations to Ron Russell, Sid Robins, Bruce Forbes, Mal Brauman and John Candusso on being selected in the South West squad.