Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Tue, 25 Jun 1996 04:00:00


* Friday, 21st June 1996

   MANLY 29 def NORTH SYDNEY 6 at Brookvale Oval
          Manly: Tries - Innes 2, Ridge, Menzies, Hill
                 Goals - Ridge 4
                 Field Goal - Ridge
          North Sydney: Tries - Moore
                        Goals - Taylor
          Referee: K Jeffes
          Attendance: 21,217

* Saturday, 22nd June 1996

   NEWCASTLE 23 def ST GEORGE 12 at Marathon Stadium, Newcastle
          Newcastle: Tries - Beauchamp, Godden, A Johns
                     Goals - A Johns 5
                     Field Goal - A Johns
          St George: Tries - Bartrim, Hardy
                     Goals - Bartrim 2
          Referee: P McBlane
          Attendance: 21,338

   NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 def CRONULLA 10 at Stockland Stadium, Townsville
          North Queensland: Tries - Gibson, Cressbrook, Bouveng
                            Goals - Cressbrook 2
          Cronulla: Tries - Ettingshausen, Donaghy
                    Goals - Rogers
          Referee: M Hewitt
          Attendance: 22,014

        Look out Tigers, here come the Cowboys! I thought last weeks
celebrations were big but with another 7,000 people and a close match it
was bigger and better then ever. If it was like winning the premiership
last week, we just one the World Cup this week!
        And again my beloved Bulldogs took out a top side, the Broncos
lost and the Cowboys are ahead of the QRL Crushers. I love it!

   BALMAIN 12 def SOUTH QUEENSLAND 2 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
          Balmain: Tries - Kennedy, Edwards
                   Goals - Herron 2
          South Queensland: Goals - Norton
          Referee: M Oaten
          Attendance: 10,166

* Sunday, 23rd June 1996

   AUCKLAND 26 def PENRITH 16 at Penrith Stadium
          Auckland: Tries - Ellis 2, Kirwan, Hoppe, Horo
                    Goals - Ngamu 3
          Penrith: Tries - Gower, Williams, Carter
                   Goals - Girdler 2
          Referee: M Lewis
          Attendance: 6,895

   CANTERBURY 28 def EASTERN SUBURBS 16 at Belmore Sports Ground
          Canterbury: Tries - Britt, S Hughes, Polla-Mounter,
                              G Hughes, Halligan, Lamb
                      Goals - Halligan 2
          Eastern Suburbs: Tries - Clarke, Jorgensen, Sing
                           Goals - Cleary 2
          Referee: D Manson
          Attendance: 7,026

   PARRAMATTA 50 def CANBERRA 10 at Parramatta Stadium
          Parramatta: Tries - Smith 2, McCracken 2, Woods, Blackett,
                              Johnston, Barnes, Spence
                      Goals - Lawler 7
          Canberra: Tries - Nadruku, Mullins
                    Goals - Ferris
          Referee: E Ward
          Attendance: 10,479

   SOUTHS 24 def PERTH 18 at Redfern Oval
          Souths: Tries - Penna 2, Mellor, Peats
                  Goals - Trindall 2, Field 2
          Perth: Tries - O'Neill, Kearns, Eade
                 Goals - O'Neill 3
          Referee: N Almond
          Attendance: 3,000 (estimated)

   WESTERN SUBURBS 42 def GOLD COAST 10 at Campbelltown Sports Ground
          Western Suburbs: Tries - Pearson 3, A Willis 2, D Willis
                           Goals - Leeds 9
          Gold Coast: Tries - Bella, Orford
                      Goals - Fuller
          Referee: G West
          Attendance: 4,083

   ILLAWARRA 14 def BRISBANE 6 at Steelers Stadium, Wollongong
          Illawarra: Tries - Riolo, Reeves
                     Goals - Whishart 3
          Brisbane: Tries - Hancock
                    Goals - Carne
          Referee: P Simpkins
          Attendance: 6,121

* Points Table - After 12 Rounds...

                   W  D  L   Dif  Pts
 MANLY            11  -  1  +185   22
 EASTERN SUBURBS  10  -  2  +207   20
 NORTH SYDNEY      9  -  3  +117   18
 NEWCASTLE         9  -  3   +77   18
 BRISBANE          8  -  4  +190   16
 CRONULLA          8  -  4   +95   16
 WESTERN SUBURBS   7  1  4   +21   15
 PARRAMATTA        7  -  5   +39   14
 Balmain           7  -  5   -53   14
 Auckland          6  -  6    -2   12
 Canberra          5  1  6   +36   11
 Illawarra         5  -  7   -23   10
 St George         5  -  7   -43   10
 Penrith           4  1  7   +18    9
 Canterbury        4  -  8   -64    8
 Gold Coast        4  -  8   -90    8
 North Queensland  3  -  9  -241    6
 South Sydney      2  1  9  -186    5
 South Queensland  2  - 10  -146    4
 Perth             1  - 11  -125    2

Catchya round, Leigh

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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Shaun EVAN » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>   NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 def CRONULLA 10 at Stockland Stadium, Townsville
>          North Queensland: Tries - Gibson, Cressbrook, Bouveng
>                            Goals - Cressbrook 2
>          Cronulla: Tries - Ettingshausen, Donaghy
>                    Goals - Rogers
>          Referee: M Hewitt
>          Attendance: 22,014
>    Look out Tigers, here come the Cowboys! I thought last weeks
>celebrations were big but with another 7,000 people and a close match it
>was bigger and better then ever. If it was like winning the premiership
>last week, we just one the World Cup this week!
>    And again my beloved Bulldogs took out a top side, the Broncos
>lost and the Cowboys are ahead of the QRL Crushers. I love it!

Gidday all,

Yeah, what a brilliant result for the Cowboys.  I haven't like their
tactics of trying to aid the destruction of the ARL, but I do have a
soft spot for them.  I really do hope they go well (remaining under
the ARL banner), and having Sheen's up there next year will be only a
benefit in that respect.  Steve Walters made up his mind yet?

Look at the crowd figure - over 22,000 (if it's true).  Great turn out
and a credit to the club and administration.  They'll have to be close
to beating the Brumbies for overall home-crowd support this year
wouldn't they??

Quote:
>   AUCKLAND 26 def PENRITH 16 at Penrith Stadium
>          Attendance: 6,895

Can't see News being too happy about this crowd support for two of
their top teams..................

Quote:
>   SOUTHS 24 def PERTH 18 at Redfern Oval
>          Souths: Tries - Penna 2, Mellor, Peats
>                  Goals - Trindall 2, Field 2
>          Perth: Tries - O'Neill, Kearns, Eade
>                 Goals - O'Neill 3
>          Referee: N Almond

<crowd figure ACCIDENTALLY snipped.......:):)>

YEH HAAAAAAA.  Go you mighty Rabbitohs.  Great to see them finding
their feet since their 62-0 drubbing.  Anyone got any more details on
the merger deal and it's ramifications????

Quote:
>Catchya round, Leigh

Cheers
Shaun
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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Frank Savagli » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>   NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 def CRONULLA 10 at Stockland Stadium, Townsville
>          North Queensland: Tries - Gibson, Cressbrook, Bouveng
>                            Goals - Cressbrook 2
>          Cronulla: Tries - Ettingshausen, Donaghy
>                    Goals - Rogers
>          Referee: M Hewitt
>          Attendance: 22,014
>    Look out Tigers, here come the Cowboys! I thought last weeks
>celebrations were big but with another 7,000 people and a close match it
>was bigger and better then ever. If it was like winning the premiership
>last week, we just one the World Cup this week!
>    And again my beloved Bulldogs took out a top side, the Broncos
>lost and the Cowboys are ahead of the QRL Crushers. I love it!

For the second week in a row, the Cowboys were the only Queensland side
to win (take note Crushers supporters!) Its about time the***heads at
Channel Nine in Brisbane stopped flattering the Crushers with all their
coverage and throw a bit of light on a team that's coming good.

The win against Newcastle, I could (and did) put down to the Knights
having an off night.  Not so against Cronulla. They were competative and
the normally tissue-paper defence of the Cowboys held for the final
hectic 15 minutes. It remains to be seen how the Cowboys will do
carrying their winning form down to Sydney but I think the purple patch
they've struck actually started with a good second half against the
Roosters in Sydney.

The next few rounds see matches against Balmain (who were beaten at the
Willows earlier this season), Penrith, Souths, Crushers, the Gold Coast
and the Western Reds.  I think the wooden spoon is well and truly
avoidable.

The next few rounds will be more interesting for Cowboys supporters than
was originally anticipated  :-)

Frank

 
 
 

Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> For the second week in a row, the Cowboys were the only Queensland side
> to win (take note Crushers supporters!) Its about time the***heads at
> Channel Nine in Brisbane stopped flattering the Crushers with all their
> coverage and throw a bit of light on a team that's coming good.

        Hasn't it always been the way? Our masters in Brisbane have always
had trouble recognising anything outside the "Great" South-East.

Quote:
> The win against Newcastle, I could (and did) put down to the Knights
> having an off night.  Not so against Cronulla. They were competative and
> the normally tissue-paper defence of the Cowboys held for the final
> hectic 15 minutes. It remains to be seen how the Cowboys will do
> carrying their winning form down to Sydney but I think the purple patch
> they've struck actually started with a good second half against the
> Roosters in Sydney.

        Rumour has it that it was actually the Cowboys that softened the
Roosters up for their consecutive loses to Saints and Canterbury. :-)

Quote:
> The next few rounds see matches against Balmain (who were beaten at the
> Willows earlier this season), Penrith, Souths, Crushers, the Gold Coast
> and the Western Reds.  I think the wooden spoon is well and truly
> avoidable.

        I'd like to see what price I could get for the Cowboys to win all
their remaining home games against Penrith, Souths and the Crushers. Two
of which are below them on the table and the other against probably the
most ill disciplined side in the comp at the moment.
        Then there are the away games, apart from St George, Canterbury
and Auckland the rest are all very winable. Balmain this weekend have
already lost once to the Cowboys this season and have been pretty
inconsistant all year. Gold Coast have played pretty well but now seem to
have run out of steam while the Reds have just had one of those years.
        My prediction is that NQ will win another two but I wouldn't be
surprised if they turn that into four or five. All in all not a bad
season considering how the first half went.

Catchya round, Leigh

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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Adam Doughm » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>   NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 def CRONULLA 10 at Stockland Stadium, Townsville
>>          North Queensland: Tries - Gibson, Cressbrook, Bouveng
>>                            Goals - Cressbrook 2
>>          Cronulla: Tries - Ettingshausen, Donaghy
>>                    Goals - Rogers
>>          Referee: M Hewitt
>>          Attendance: 22,014
>>        Look out Tigers, here come the Cowboys! I thought last weeks
>>celebrations were big but with another 7,000 people and a close match it
>>was bigger and better then ever. If it was like winning the premiership
>>last week, we just one the World Cup this week!
>>        And again my beloved Bulldogs took out a top side, the Broncos
>>lost and the Cowboys are ahead of the QRL Crushers. I love it!

Your probably more aware of this than any of us Leigh, but I thought
I'd point out, for the uninitiated, that NQ's win over Cronulla set a
new club record - Two consecutive victories ;-)

Cheers,
        Adam

 
 
 

Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Adam Doughm » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>>   AUCKLAND 26 def PENRITH 16 at Penrith Stadium
>>          Attendance: 6,895
>Can't see News being too happy about this crowd support for two of
>their top teams..................

I'm not positive about this, but haven't Auckland made tentative plans
to revert back to the ARL?? One thing for sure is that they are the
least satisfied of the SL teams.

BTW, Penrith have unfortunately been experiencing this crowd problem
for a couple of seasons now.

Cheers,
        Adam

 
 
 

Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by James Smi » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
Frank Savaglio1 writes:
> The win against Newcastle, I could (and did) put down to the Knights
> having an off night.  

No, it was the enthusiasm of the Cowboys.  Newcastle tend to go into
some games suffering from overconfidence, and if the team they are
playing gets the drop on them they can have trouble dealing with it.
That's what happened in the Cowboys match.

Jim
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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Robert McDona » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>>   NORTH QUEENSLAND 16 def CRONULLA 10 at Stockland Stadium, Townsville
>>          North Queensland: Tries - Gibson, Cressbrook, Bouveng
>>                            Goals - Cressbrook 2
>>          Cronulla: Tries - Ettingshausen, Donaghy
>>                    Goals - Rogers
>>          Referee: M Hewitt
>>          Attendance: 22,014

>>        Look out Tigers, here come the Cowboys! I thought last weeks
>>celebrations were big but with another 7,000 people and a close match it
>>was bigger and better then ever. If it was like winning the premiership
>>last week, we just one the World Cup this week!
>>        And again my beloved Bulldogs took out a top side, the Broncos
>>lost and the Cowboys are ahead of the QRL Crushers. I love it!

>For the second week in a row, the Cowboys were the only Queensland side
>to win (take note Crushers supporters!) Its about time the***heads at
>Channel Nine in Brisbane stopped flattering the Crushers with all their
>coverage and throw a bit of light on a team that's coming good.

Granted that the Crushers are not performing well, but their time will come.
They have the playing talent (mostly injured at any one time :( ) but they
have the potential to become a fairly good side in the next 2 - 3 years.
Anyone that decided to put themselves through hell and watch a Crushers game
will soon realise that they have no problem making busts regularly and get to
within ten metres of the try line plenty of times. They also have the basis
of a good defensive pattern, and generally defend fairly well. THEY JUST
CAN"T PUT THE BALL OVER THE GOD DAMN TRY LINE, F**K IT! The game against the
Tigers was a prime example of that. If ever there was a side that deserved to
win the game, but didn't, it was the Crushers in  that game. I'm sure I lost
nearly all my hair that night.

By the same token, I do agree with your point that they could devote a bit
more time to the Cowboys, and while their at it, how about a bit of news on
the Western Reds. Its almost as if they don't exist.

I'd be interested in your opinion on what the rumours are saying about the
coaching ethic for the Cowboys recently. I have heard that they have been
told to just throw the ball around and see what happens (whatever it is, it
seems to have worked so far). Do you think that this is a good idea in the
long run, or is it just because G. Lowe is only a fill-in coach, and they are
just waiting for Sheens.

If it is true, its a long way from what the Crushers are SUPPOSED to be
doing. According to reports down here, they are rumoured to be likely to not
renew contracts with a number of 1st and reserve grade players, and
concentrate on putting the under 19s and 21s into the vacant positions. ie
they seem to have a three or four year goal going based on discussions their
management has been having with the Brisbane Bears.

Quote:
>The win against Newcastle, I could (and did) put down to the Knights
>having an off night.  Not so against Cronulla. They were competative and
>the normally tissue-paper defence of the Cowboys held for the final
>hectic 15 minutes. It remains to be seen how the Cowboys will do
>carrying their winning form down to Sydney but I think the purple patch
>they've struck actually started with a good second half against the
>Roosters in Sydney.

>The next few rounds see matches against Balmain (who were beaten at the
>Willows earlier this season), Penrith, Souths, Crushers, the Gold Coast
>and the Western Reds.  I think the wooden spoon is well and truly
>avoidable.

Definitely. Even though I go for the Crushers, I still like the Cowboys as I
spent nearly 12 years in Townsville. I have no idea who to go for in the
Crushers/Cowboys game.

Quote:
>The next few rounds will be more interesting for Cowboys supporters than
>was originally anticipated  :-)

>Frank

Regards,

Rob.

 
 
 

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Post by James Smi » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
Robert McDonald writes:
> I'd be interested in your opinion on what the rumours are saying about the
> coaching ethic for the Cowboys recently. I have heard that they have been
> told to just throw the ball around and see what happens (whatever it is, it
> seems to have worked so far). Do you think that this is a good idea in the
> long run, or is it just because G. Lowe is only a fill-in coach, and they are
> just waiting for Sheens.

Souths were told to do the same thing a few seasons ago. They had a reasonable
season and finished mid table, although they tended to get caught out
by the better teams. Since then they've crashed.

Jim
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Faculty of Engineering    | of computing is C. C is the last attempt
Newcastle University      | of the high priesthood to control the

--------------------------+ and the Pharisees who did not want the
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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Walru » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Anyone willing to have a bet on the Pick The Margins this weekend?  It
hasn't been won two weeks in a row and it will be worth at least $300,000
for a $1 bet - could reach $750,000!!!

I'm game!!!!

Go on - have a go!!!

Walrus (I have returned...)

"I am the Walrus,                                  ,-.        _.---._
 Goo goo g'joob!"    (The Beatles - 1967)         (  `\.__.-''       `.
                                                   \  _        _  ,.   \
                             ,+++=._________________)_||______|_|_||    |
                            (_.ooo.===================||======|=|=||    |
                               ~~'                 |  ~'      `~' o o  /


                "Don't steal my thunder..." (me - 1996)

 
 
 

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Post by Laz aka Laszl » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00

well how doest thou do that....

Quote:

> Anyone willing to have a bet on the Pick The Margins this weekend?  It
> hasn't been won two weeks in a row and it will be worth at least $300,000
> for a $1 bet - could reach $750,000!!!

> I'm game!!!!

> Go on - have a go!!!

> Walrus (I have returned...)

> "I am the Walrus,                                  ,-.        _.---._
>  Goo goo g'joob!"    (The Beatles - 1967)         (  `\.__.-''       `.
>                                                    \  _        _  ,.   \
>                              ,+++=._________________)_||______|_|_||    |
>                             (_.ooo.===================||======|=|=||    |
>                                ~~'                 |  ~'      `~' o o  /


>            "Don't steal my thunder..." (me - 1996)

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Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Judge Dred » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Thou wouldst go to TAB and get a footytab thingo and fill in the squares..
Am I sounding like Chip Douglas yet? (a joke for Cable Guy viewers)

Quote:

> well how doest thou do that....


> > Anyone willing to have a bet on the Pick The Margins this weekend?  It
> > hasn't been won two weeks in a row and it will be worth at least $300,000
> > for a $1 bet - could reach $750,000!!!

Dredd.
(Lord of the monkeys - hear me roar!)
 
 
 

Optus Cup - Round 12 Results

Post by Sand » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>Then there are the away games, apart from St George, Canterbury
>and Auckland the rest are all very winable. Balmain this weekend have
>already lost once to the Cowboys this season and have been pretty
>inconsistant all year.

I wouldn't go counting on an easy win against the Tigers back in Sydney. Do
so at your own risk. Tigers have won 7 from 12, and play like a different team
when Siro, Hanley and Brasher are all on the field. They'll be there this
weekend, so if you think you'll topple the Tigees at home, THINK AGAIN LEIGH!

Tiges to win by 24!
And to make the 8!

Sandro