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Donohoe As Five-eighth Shock Move

By TOM GOODMAN

Kangaroo half - back Col Donohoe was chosen last night as five-eighth in the N.S.W. Rugby League team to play Queensland at the S.C.G. next Saturday.

.This experiment will come ás á big surprise to many football followers; but its possibility was being discussed by close observers after yester-

day's Sydney v Country ' games. I Donohoe was moved to five-eighth in the Country Seconds team for the second half of yesterday's early match, and gave a smart dis- play.

The whole of Sydney Firsts pack has been selec-

ted.

Jim Evans and Norm Pro- van will make their first ap- pearances in interstate foot-

ball.

Three Country represen- tatives included are centre Harry Wells, who played for the Firsts yesterday, winger Noel Pidding and Donohoe, who were in the Seconds.

A Country First forward, Fred Brown, is a reserve.

Sydney First backs to miss selection are winger Ray Preston, centre Johnny Hobbs, and five-eighth Jack Dougherty.

Most people expected South Sydney's Jack Dough- erty to be the five-eighth,

C. DONOHOE

seeing that Frank Stanmore disappointed yesterday.

Perhaps the most signi- ficant thing that happened in yesterday's football was the manner in which Donohoe fell fnto the five-eighth job.

The 19-year-old Noel Mc- Kay had played well there (outside Donohoe) in the first half of the Seconds game - he had scored CQtintiy's two tries.

Bul Donohoe in the second half acted as an electric spark (o the team.

He relished a good half- back service from Noel Hill, and he sliced through in great style.

He moved up quickly for

defence.

The State selectors, seated in the Old Members' Stand, nnd with the five-eighth posi- lion one of their problems, showed keen interest in this development.

Coach Vic Hey also was

interested.

The experiment was in- spired by that football "thinker," Manly - Warrin gah's honorary coach, Ray Norman.

He had been worried by two such smart half-backs as Donohoe and Hill having

only one half in their normal position in the Seconds'

match.

He persuaded his col- leagues of the Country selec- tion committee to make the change.

Holman and Donohoe should make a very smart attacking pair against Queensland's useful Connell and Banks.

Harry Wells deserved to I retain his place as a State

centre.

Solid Col Geelan has beaten Johnny Hobbs and Dick Poole for the other position.

Wingers Gordon Wil- loughby and Noel Pidding have been preferred to a good player in Brian Carl- son and also the useful Jack Lumsden.

Pidding's goal - kicking helped him there.

Pidding is an efficient player, though his apparent casualness recently has caused a bad impression.

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