HERE is a blow by blow description of yesterday's third Rugby League
Test between Australia and Great Britain at Sydney Football Stadium.
5 MINS: Great Britain fullback Phil Ford scores what appears to be a fair
try after Australian winger Tony Currie spills an Andy Gregory grubber. Referee
Desplas disallows try.
13 MINS: After a series of Australian attacking raids, hooker Greg Conescu
runs from dummy half and is held up over the British line.
16 MINS: Great Britain prop Kevin Ward draws two players, passes around
the corner to halfback Gregory, who passes overhead for winger Martin Offiah to
score wide out. Paul Loughlin's conversion unsuccessful - Great Britain 4-0.
21 MINS: From a standing start outside the Australian quarter, Ford slices
through the defence to score near the posts. Loughlin converts. Great Britain
33 MINS: Offiah loses the ball lunging for the Australian line.
34 MINS: After suffering a shoulder injury, Australian halfback Peter
Sterling is replaced by Gary Belcher. Belcher goes onto the wing and Tony Currie
moves to halfback.
35 MINS: Kevin Ward is held up over the Australian line after another good
run by Ford.
42 MINS: Australian skipper Wally Lewis struggles through several tackles
and while standing reaches out to score. O'Connor converts. Great Britain 10-6.
48 MINS: After feigning a field goal attempt, Andy Gregory puts through a
grubber-kick for winger Henderson Gill to score. Loughlin converts. Great
61 MINS: Australian prop Sam Backo charges on to a pass from dummy half to
score left of the uprights. O'Connor converts. Great Britain 16-12.
64 MINS: Loughlin runs from inside his own quarter past halfway before
passing to Gill who scores wide out. Conversion unsuccessful. Great Britain
71 MINS: After Australia bomb a good scoring opportunity, Andy Gregory
makes a break and passes to second-rower Mike Gregory who sprints 70 metres to
score under the posts. Conversion successful. Final score: Great Britain 26-12.