Tumut Rugby League Football

Tumut Rugby League Football Club, NSW.


1897 - FOOTBALL TUMUT, Thursday, - At a meeting of the Tumut Rugby Football Club last night Mr. D. H. Scott was re-elected president, Mr. I. W. Solomon treasurer, and Mr. W. Fratcr Secretary. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 30 April 1897).

1897 - TUMUT, Wednesday. - A football match was played against Adelong to-day. Adelong won. Herbert James, a Tumut player, got one of his legs broken. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 1 July 1897).

1906 - GUNDAGAI, Monday. - While Charles Burke was returning from Tumut on Saturday with a football team he attempted to jump on a coach, but fell, and a wheel passed over him. One of his legs was broken at the thigh. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 31 July 1906).

1925 - TUMUT. — At Rugby football Tumut defeated Gundagai, thus retaining the cup. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Friday 28 August 1925).

1930 - CAR SOMERSAULTS. MAN KILLED; 16 INJURED SYDNEY, September 7. - A motor lorry, in which 21 men were being driven from, Goulburn to Tumut to witness a football match this morning, overturned three times down an embankment near Yass. The driver, Leslie Rae, of Goulburn, lost control of the steering wheel, and the lorry ran off the road. One of the passengers, Norman Ross (aged 19 years), a barber, of Cooma Avenue, Goulburn, sustained a broken neck, and died instantly. The driver suffered a fractured skull, and is in Yass hospital in a critical condition. Fifteen other men were injured, though not seriously. - (Ref- The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about) Previous issue Monday 8 September 1930).

GROUP 8 v.GROUP 9 - Nine Locals Included Gratification has been expressod in Rugby League circles by the inclusion of nine of Canberra's reprersentative players in the Group Elimination game to be held at Manuka on Saturday. Of the nine selected, everyone has youth on his side and it is expected that they will make a good impression, on the Country Week selectors.

In selecting Group 8 team, the g Group selectors .(Messrs, Oxley (Crookwell), Seiffert' (Goulburn), ir Bingeman (Canberra), and p'Rourke 1, (Queanbeyan), took into consideration players who were likely to be able to see the series of elimination )- matches right through as they will be requested to travel to Leeton on Wednesday, May 8, Goulburn, May it 12, and Forbes, May 19. Saturday's game is expetced to draw a record crowd from all surrounding localities. The curtain raiser to the Group game wjll be between teams representing 'North and South' Canberra, and many late Cup players as well as budding champions will, be seen in action.

The Northern team selected is a particularly strong one, and includes Eddie Hawke, B. Hawke, J. Boyd, J. Beadman. T. Gribble, T. Byrne, O. Byrne, as well as some new "blood'.' of promise. The South team is also a strong combination, and .where they may have the advantage over the North- erners is in the matter of condition, as most of them have been training with the representative team. Hie teams are as follows:

1935 - GROUP 9 TEAM - The team to represent. Group 9 is announced as follows:

GROUP 9: Full back, L. Cooper (W. Wyalong), J. Kirk (Tumut); Three-quarters, A. Quinlivan (Young), -|A. Small (Murrumburrah), A. Mitichell (GundagaiJ); centres. A. Hall (Young), R. Williams (W. Wyalong); five-eights, B. Burke (Young), S. Scrivener (Junee,) ; Halves, W. Kearney (Young), H. Winter (Cootamundra); forwards, J. Gibbs (Cootamundra), T. Logan (Young), S. Waterson (Junee), W. Tasker (Cootamundra), W. Pinney , (W. Wyalong), E. McMenamin (Tumut), J. Brooks (Tumut).

NORTH: T. Gribble; G. Makin, E. Hawke, A. Clare, A. Matthews, B. Hawke, T. Byrne, T. Moynahan, O. Byrne, E. Johnston, R. Thomas, J. Boyd. H. Shepherd. ' Replacements: A. Grant, A. South- well, J. Beadman, A. Hobday, A. Byrne.

SOUTH: K. Harrington, T. Mc Grath, L. Stevens, L. Colquhoun, L. Ferrier, T. Owens, L. O'Brien, H. Clear, P. Kerridge, A. Ongley, H. Bladen, R. Moore, J. Grant,

Replacements: V. Wall, J. Lambert, F. Dogan. Players are reminded of the neces- sity of becoming registered, and also of being stripped at 1.45 p.m. to take the field at 2 p.m. sharp. Admission to ground is by pass obtainable from the club secretary. Both teams are requested to attend training on Thursday night. - (Ref- The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 1 May 1935).

1936 The following have been selected to play for Groups 9, 17, and 18, against Groups 6, 7, 8 and 10, In the final eliminating match in the southern division at Goulburn next Sunday Full-back, P. Témpleme. (West Wyalong) three-quarters, C. Stokes (Leeton), C. Elliot (Leeton), N. Bryson (Leeton), B. Klni (Leeton); five-eighth, H. Reesn(Leeton); half back, H. Thomson (Leeton), captain; forwards F, Jago (Yanco), A. Corcoran (Narrabri), P Cruise (Tumut), J. Shuback (Leeton), C. Dal (Yanco), c. Hargreaves (Tumut). Reserves Forward, J. Melrose (Temora); back, D Templeman (West Wyalong). The southen selectors will be Messrs. J. Fitzgerald (South Coast), S. Josselyn (Riverina), and J. Seiffert - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 28 April 1936).

1939 - TUMUT LEAGUE TEAM. - Exciting Win in Maher Cup Match. YOUNG, Thursday. - Alter a longe Journey ovor flooded roads and a hard match on a slushy ground and in continuous rain the Tumut Rugby League team yesterday wrested the Maher Cup from Young. Tumut won by five points to two having scored the winning try in the last half-minute of play.

The Tumut players seemed better suited by the muddy conditions and made several good pasing, rushes. Only good defence by Kearney prevented them from scoring tries earlier.

Tumut won the toss and gave Young the down hill running in the first half. The score at half time was two-all Kearney having kicked a penalty goal for Young and Hargraves one for Tumut. Young forced the pace in the second half and seemed to have the measure of the opposition but the scores wore still two all when amist great excitment Young failed to stop a strong rush and Scutt dived over for a try it the corner. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 25 August 1939).

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