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Title: ... p82 - Irvine converts from sideline to win 3rd Test @ SCG 1962

 

The Poms had already wrapped up the 1962 ashes series after outplaying Australia in the first two test matches.

They had won the 1st test 31 -12, the 2nd 17 -10.
The Australian faced the embarassment of being the first Australian team to lose all three test against Great Britain.

This test is part of Australian Rugby League folklore for two memorable incidents.

The aussie captain Arthur Summons was an inspirational leader in this dead rubber, and was able to bring his side back from a 17 - 11 deficit to 17 points to 16 with only seconds remaining.

Brilliant Australian wing sensation Ken Irvine had scored in the Randwick corner of the Cricket Ground (the old members stand side).

The story goes that Arthur Summons then threw the ball to Irvine to take the kick from the sideline. Irvine who at the time played for North Sydney and was their second string kicker.

Irvine later admitted that he had set the ball on the mound and had walked back to his spot to commence his run up to take the kick when the referee Darcy Lawler advised him that it was not aligned correctly and he should readjust the line. Irvine then went back to the ball, readjusted theline and then pilotted the ball over the black dot. Australia had won the third test by one point.

SEE MEMORABLE MATCHES No 1 for full story of the test match.


Appears in the following pages ....P82_Ken IRVINE
Date of posting ... 03-May-2004
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