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WILL TEST BRISBANE 13
Bv L. H. KEARNEY
T00W00MBA has greatly strengthened 1 its Bulimba Cup team, and its revital ised forwards are likely to provide a gruel ling test aqainst Brisbane at Toowoomba
to-morrow. Brisbane's 57-5 victory over Too tvoomba in Brisbane on May 21 can be forgotten.
That riot of scoring won't be repeated. The Downsmen are always a 50 per cent, better combination on their own ground, and under the barracking of their own supporters they have the happy knack of rising to the occasion. Toowoomba's form against Ipswich in Ipswich last Sat urday was a revelation on what they unfolded against Bris bane. Only two goals separated the scores after each side had registered three tries. A repetition of that form could put the Downsmen right into the winning picture, should hooker Boshammer out strike Keith Arnold, and the rucking honours favour the home side. ? Penalty errors A factor that Brisbane will have to guard against is pen alty errors. Ipswich referee, Johnny Hoff man, lashed Arnold and com pany in the big scoring match in Brisbane, awarding the nnwrismpn 20 nenalties (mostlv
scrummage breaches) to tnree. Similar disciplining tomor row, with the scores at all close, would easily swing the pendulum against Brisbane. Despite Brisbane's temporary lapse against Ipswich in Ipswich an May 14, I consider they are a much better and more at tractive scoring side than that 9 to 7 defeat revealed. Brisbane's strength tomor row will depend a lot of how Bob Bax and Steve Dick, Bro thers' half-backs, handle the situation. If they sparkle and show thrustfulness, Brisbane has a three-quarter line which could thoroughly test the defence of such sound tacklers as Pat McMahon, Bruice Neilson, and full-back K. Cronin. The teams are: BRISBANE: Full-back, D. O'Connor; three-quarters, B. Cotter, L. Pegg, W. Callinan, R. Kille; half-backs, S. Dick, R. Bax; forwards, W. Tyquin, R. McLennan, H. Crocker. A. Thompson, K. Arnold, J. Roo TOOWOOMBA: Pull-back, K. Cronin; three-quarters, P. Lynch, P. McMahon, B. Neil son, D. McGovern; halves, R. Jenkins, M. Pember; forwards, W. Curtis, R. Nuttall, P. Len nox, S. Whyte, K. Boshammer, N. Franke.