1993: All Blacks must win

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All Blacks will have to win next week’s Pre­lim­i­nary Fi­nal en­gage­ment against Kan­tan­dra to make the Tungamah League Grand Fi­nal.

Op­posed to Congupna in the sec­ond semi-fi­nal the All Blacks’ pre­mier­ship as­pi­ra­tions were dealt a cruel blow, go­ing down by a con­vinc­ing 41 points.

The fi­nal score: Congupna 19.17 (131) de­feated All Blacks 13.12 (90).

In an even first half, only one point sep­a­rated the two sides with the stage set for an ex­cit­ing fin­ish.

Jamie Beaton was again play­ing an ex­cel­lent game in the ruck, with John Marte­niello perbly.

At the half-time break coach Wayne Prim­mer called on his play­ers to lift their work rates.

At three-quar­ter-time Congupna had opened up a com­mand­ing 27-point lead and looked to have the mea­sure of the All Blacks.

When the fi­nal siren sounded the deficit was 41 points, Congupna mov­ing straight into the fi­nal.

David Sharpe was the ma­jor goal kicker for the All Blacks, fin­ish­ing the game with six goals.

All Blacks of­fi­cials and spec­ta­tors will hope to see the Pan­thers stride into the Grand Fi­nal next week. roving su-

Also in The En­sign this week in 1993:

Be­nalla High School and Be­nalla Sec­ondary Col­lege of­fi­cially merged with lo­cal farmer Ivan Goudie nam­ing the new school ‘Be­nalla Col­lege’.

Ar­son in­ves­ti­ga­tors were called in to find out what caused Vi­o­let Town’s Ellen Frances Ho­tel to burn down.

Two Be­nalla youths were charged with three counts of bur­glary.

Work on six new dec­o­ra­tive lamps on the Be­nalla bridge com­menced.

The Faith­ful St su­per­mar­ket held an Ital­ian week.

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