SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 27, 1965 - No. 10
A tough game and a close win seems to be the pattern of our team this season, and while the percentage is not getting much of a boost those valuable competition points keep piling up, which is the main thing.
Tough game? . . . it was torrid, and it was lucky it finished without serious injury.
Ruckman George Schlitz won his second successive Ron Dalla Whitmont shirt as our best, and few would dispute the award, although John Foley, Bill Tyndall and Bill Biron were strong challengers.
Narrandera were a little too good in a bright 2nd XV111 game. John Higgins (another two in a row man) won Ted Withnell's trophy and the club should have a crackerjack ruckman in this lanky youngster in a year or two. Other to do well were John Kupsch, Phillip Smith (first game from third 18) and Gordon Brennan.
Showing the benefit of coaching by Bob Spears, the 3rd XV111 played impressively for an easy win. Best of a good team were Colin Phillis, Garry Owen, Les Hodson and Max Eldridge.
We welcome Leeton today and look forward to another hard and fast game.