HERE'S a blow-by-blow account of how yesterday's centenary rugby
league Test between Australia and Great Britain went at Sydney Football Stadium.
2 MINS: Great Britain fullback Paul Loughlin misses a penalty goal attempt
after the Australians are ruled offside 40 metres from their line.
11 MINS: Loughlin puts first points on the board for Great Britain with a
penalty kick from 40 metres following a high tackle on hooker Kevin Beardmore by
27 MINS: Great Britain are penalised for being offside just inside their
own quarter. Michael O'Connor misses a difficult kick.
36 MINS: Australia are caught offside inside their own quarter but
Loughlin misses the penalty kick attempt.
38 MINS: Great Britain skipper Ellery Hanley runs off a David Hulme pass,
dummies past Peter Jackson and beats diving tackles by Peter Sterling and Bob
Lindner to score in the corner. Conversion unsuccessful. Great Britain 6-0.
49 MINS: Sterling regathers his own mis-timed kick near the Great Britain
line, passes to a rampaging Sam Backo who ploughs over for a doubtful looking
try. O'Connor converts. 6-6.
54 MINS: O'Connor misses with a penalty attempt following a Garry
Schofield illegality on winger Tony Currie.
58 MINS: Loughlin hooks a penalty attempt wide of the posts after
Schofield is tripped in a race for the ball just inside the Australian quarter.
63 MINS: Concerted Australian attacking play pays off when Sterling holds
up a pass for Jackson, who sprints through a huge gap to score. O'Connor
converts. Australia 12-6.
67 MINS: A try to Great Britain half Andy Gregory is disallowed by referee
Desplas because of a forward pass from Kevin Ward.
69 MINS: Wally Lewis steadies himself on the Great Britain quarter and
pots a field goal giving Australia a 13-6 lead.
73 MINS: Lindner and Lewis combine in some slick passing to send Jackson
over for his second try. O'Connor misses the conversion. Australia 17-6.