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Title: ... p32 - Arthur Beetson - First State Of Origin Memories, Dave Summerville, Bribie Island QLD

From reserve grade to QLD captain. AND  Arthur Beetson lead from the front.

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Dave Summerville, Bribie Island QLD

Valleys Diehards

1980

30/10/2006

 

(Memories of the First State of Origin Clash 1980)

 

From reserve grade to QLD captain. AND he (Arthur Beetson) lead from the front.

We were standing on the hill at the XXXX brewery end.

Artie came on and the ground trembled under the roar from the crowd. We had been flogged year in and year out by NSW sides containing ex pat Qlders and we were dead set filthy. We sensed it, the crowd sensed it,
the players sensed it....we were seeing something extraordinarily special and we knew we were about to see probably the greatest sporting moment in Qld's history.

It was the end of being walloped.

To see Close and Meninga dominate Rogers and Cronin like they did will stay with me forever.

Likewsie Arthur standing up toe to toe with allcomers..what a night


Appears in the following pages ....P32_Arthur BEETSON
Date of posting ... 30-Oct-2006
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