Under 18 team
Left to right: S. P. Jeremiah, P.
J Halliday, R. M. Armour, D. A. Funnell W Sutcliffe, F. J. Pradera
J.R Hogan, D. Cotton,
J T Sidner, J Brandner T. J. Grube, C.
L Eggleton, J.
W. Knibb, P. S. Lancaster, R. L. Nicholls.
Centre row: LEUT Mead (manager), A. F Teale (captain), LEUT Mackie (coach).
Absent. R. Foyster D. Betts R. Kanowski
D. Hamilton, POPTI W Bradford.
Percentages Beat Team
Finishing the season
well, Nirimbaís Under 18 Rugby Union team finished equal 4th
in the Sydney West Harbour competition, but was eliminated from the semi-finals
The team started the season on a high note by beating
Punchbowl Royals 10-6 and Merrylands 56-6.
It was quite evident that the strong Inter-Service
combination which was moulded by Bill Bradford last year, had carried
Then came a period of depleted teams being fielded
and NIRIMBA lost 0-12 to Homebush, 0-46 to Wentworthville and 4-14 to
However, after the leave period, the team began to
fire, and notched a good win over Central Eastwood 28-6. Nirimba finished
equal fourth in the competition, but was eliminated from the semi-finals
berth on percentages.
Three NIRIMBA players were selected to represent
West Harbour Zone, these being Cannon Kanowski, Peter Halliday The team
thanks both LEUT Mackie, and POPTI Bradford for the valuable advice given,
and the many hours they spent in improving itís football techniques
Extract from 1974 Navy News.