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Easts in Union surprise


CASTS, the Rugby Union ' newcomers, held Brothers, the premiere, to a 6-niI margin in yes

lcruH,- M emu jiAiuica in the Exhibition field slush. Easts' forwards put up a great jerformance to hold their own ?vith Brothers' tough pack. They outrucked Brothers' ptrong eight, and hooker Paul Mooney won scrums 3-1. All three Easts loose forwards —Paul Paul, Alex Braban, an-! Ron Dore — were outstanding with front rowers, Col Irwir and Alan Beale, slogging hart :n tight play. Brothers won by a try and

a penally guai. i ne irv came when winger Tom Corcoran beat his man before passing inside to forward Kev Mac cheroni. Brothers' backs looked cap ible of slaying their opposition vith a decent share of the ball, jut Mooney's hooking for Easts, ?reasy handling conditions, and ih'e fast defence of Easts' break, ways, prevented that. Junctions surprise Eagle Junction surprised by beating O.P.S. 15-H in the narly game, because their r-crum base players were too fast for the G.P.S. halves and loose forwards. Half-back Lowry Boyd and 17-year-old fly-half, Brian Mc Conachie. were the vital links of Junction's machine, covered by breakaways Les Barton and Don Boyd.

owever, snowed up despite a loderate supply of ball. He cored a spectacular try when e followed his 'own short Icicle ver defenders' heads to get the ounce and go under the posts. Uncanny handling of the greasy ball by the 'Varsity backline proved too much for 1'olicc in the .No. Z game, which University won 12-nll. State breakaway Viv Hancock, 'laying at centre, scored two ood tries. New Farm surprised by bcat ng Souths 6-3 in a torrid for vard battle in the Inte No. 2 ;ame. Forward Howard Southgate cored a try for Souths, but wo penalty goals by Tony Cole irovided Farms with the win ling points. llrothfM 6 IK. Mncchfronl. uy; V. .tcLoughhn. penalty gouli d r.iiti *. Kajlf Junction IJ (D. Pnv D. Bo?4 I. Lane, tri--.-: L. Bnyd. 1 penalti ttmui I. G.P.S. it ia. Ware. R. Colbert. M. 3urk«oith. irici: 1. JJicol. ptnjuy jnl lnl»er»ltj ij'iV. Hancork 7 A Wm ili-K. I. Bmursco. trlesi d. Pullet « New F«*m 6 (A. Cole, 2 penMty ro«l.) 1 South- z Hi. Ko\llh»».e. uy,