WINS | [1972] Round 18: Penrith 20 South Sydney 14

Sunday 23rd July at Redfern Oval

Penrith 20 – Tries: Irvine (1), Kleindienst (1), J. Moran (1), Olejarnik (1); Goals: Ward (4) | South Sydney 14


Both Penrith and South Sydney booted penalty conversions to be 2-all after 11 minutes.

Penrith crossed for the first try in the 20th minute when lock forward Phil Kleindienst finished off a long range movement that was started by captain Ron Lynch and winger John Moran.

Two more quick tries had Penrith lead 17-2 at half time – the first to David Irvine who ran 75 metres off a South Sydney kick reception, and then to five-eighth Zac Olejarnik when he took a pass from centre Norm Gilligan who picked up a Rabbitohs pass that went to ground.

Souths scored the first points with a penalty conversion, however a try to Moran seven minutes after the resumption had the Panthers lead 20-4.

Two tries to the home team in the final 10 minutes were nothing more than consolations, with the Panthers deserved victors.


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