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'Giant' to train with Bulldogs


CYRIL SMITH, giant Queensland cricketer

and footballer, will fly to Melbourne this week to play in Footscray practice match on Saturday.

A 6ft. 5in. and 16-stonc follower, Smith will be the guest of Footscray for a week, and will see the first match against Essendon on April 19.

If Smith thinks he can make the grade in Melbourne League football he will return early next year to train mid play with the Bulldogs. .

The northern "giant" was selected in the Queensland team for the interstate car- nival at Brisbane in 1050, but was injured before the matches and was unable to play.

His club in Queensland Yeronga-wear the same colored guernseys as Foot- scray.

Footscray'.«, president, Mr. Con. Weichart, is responsible for Smith coming to Mel- bourne.

Mr. Weichart saw him bowling for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield cricket match against Victoria late in December, and was very impressed with his agility.

He asked the Queenslander to come to Melbourne and have a run with his club.

"He really is a giant, and

could easily be a sensation in League football heie " Mr Weichait said last night

Lauiie Shlpp NORTH MELBOURNE Hickman, has applied foi a clearance to Sandi ingham

Shipp, who has been train- ing at Sandi ingham íecently gave a good display in the piactice match on Satuiday

Wmgei Kevin McMahan and half-back flankei Ted Jan aid will íesunie tiaining tonight if passed fit by Noith's medical offlcei

The plaster has been re- mo«, ed fiom McMahan's in- jin ed wilst, and Jail ard ap- peals to ha\e thiown off an ankle injuiy

Ian Gillct and Ron Paez aie unlikely to train with SOUTH MELBOURNE to- night Both Injuied thigh muscles on Sunday, and should lest until Thuisday

Centieman Keith Schaefet will resume light tiaining to- night An ankle injuiy is still tioubling him, but he is ex- pected to be fit for the piac-

tice match this week