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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 29, 1962 - No. 15
By Neil Griggs: It was "footbrawl", not football, at the Ex-Servicemen's Oval last Sunday, and although not white washing the players, the umpire must cop most of the blame for his absolute lack of control.
Narrandera won the game in the first quarter with their dazzling play that left Griffith floundering, and took them to a 50-nil lead. It was a brilliant exhibition and Griffith had no answer.
For the second week in succession Malcolm Brauman won the selectors' "pat" as our best, and this youngster certainly has a bright future.
Many keen judges had Bill Biron as shirt winner, and he certainly turned in a "king size" performance in the rucks, and was one Griffith player to match Narrandera in the air.
Allan Hudson kept Peter Box rather quite in the centre and earned himself high rating amongst our best with his non-stop efforts.
Our seconds were outclassed by Narrandera, but they battled on gamely. Col Pannan was best, while others to do well were Allan Anderson and Frank Knox.
One of the highlights of the 1st 18 game was the kicking-in of the two full backs, and Jim Eley lost nothing by comparison with the long kicking Athol Jackson, and he had twice as much to do.