Telstra Cup - Round 4 Results

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Results

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Wed, 26 Mar 1997 04:00:00

        Let me just say that stories of Townsville's destruction have been
greatly exaggerated. :-) Haven't really got much to say this week (nothing
to do with weather I assure you) but it has definitely been a round of
surprise results. Naturally I'm very disappointed in the Cowboy's second
half effort against Hunter but that has been tempered a bit in the light
of subsequent results. Perth thrashing Canterbury, Penrith thrashing
Cronulla and Adelaide getting up over Auckland at Ericsson. The best of
the best? I don't think so. State of origin every week? Not really.
Unpredictable? You bet your life on it!
        If SL have achieved any of their aims, they have certainly made
their comp unpredictable. After four rounds - Penrith undefeated on top,
Canberra dead last without a point, Auckland only one place ahead of them,
Perth in the five, Adelaide two and two. How many of us could honestly
claim to have predicted this at the start of the season?

* Friday, March 21st 1997

   ADELAIDE 16 def AUCKLAND 12 at Ericcson Stadium, Auckland
          Adelaide: Tries - Blair, Simonds
                    Goals - Wrigley 3, Williamson
          Auckland: Tries - Jones, Tuimavave
                    Goals - Ellis 2
          Referee: T Mander
          Attendance: 12,000

* Saturday, March 22nd 1997

   HUNTER 38 def NORTH QUEENSLAND 10 at Breakers Stadium, Newcastle
          Hunter: Tries - Carlaw 2, Beauchamp, Piccinelli,
                          Thompson, Zisti, Maddison
                  Goals - Zisti 5;
          North Queensland: Tries - Phillips, Warren
                            Goals - Phillips
          Referee: B Grant.
          Attendance: 6,080

* Sunday, March 23rd 1997

   PENRITH 38 def CRONULLA 10 at Penrith Park
          Penrith: Tries - Brown 2, Williams, Hinson,
                           Jorgensen, Girdler
                   Goals - Girdler 7
          Cronulla: Tries - Howland 2
                    Goals - Healey
          Referee: S Clark
          Attendance: 8,138

   PERTH 34 def CANTERBURY 6 at Perth Oval
          Perth: Tries - O'Neill 4, Edgar, Geyer
                 Goals - O'Neill 5
          Canterbury: Tries - Relf
                      Goals - Halligan
          Referee: G Annesley
          Attendance: 7,135

* Monday, March 24th 1997

   BRISBANE 24 def CANBERRA 8 at ANZ Stadium, Brisbane
          Brisbane: Tries - Sailor, Tallis, Langer, Hancock
                    Goals - Lockyer 4
          Canberra: Tries - Westley, Kennedy
          Referee: B Harrigan
          Attendance: 26,103

* Points Table - After four rounds...

                   W  D  L   PF  PA Pts
 PENRITH           4  -  -  120  62   8
 BRISBANE          4  -  -   92  38   8
 CRONULLA          3  -  1   83  62   6
 PERTH             2  -  2   92  82   4
 CANTERBURY        2  -  2   76  89   4
 Adelaide          2  -  2   54  72   4
 Hunter            1  -  3   76  58   2
 North Queensland  1  -  3   66  95   2
 Auckland          1  -  3   40  78   2
 Canberra          -  -  4   58 121   0

Catchya round, Leigh

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