1980 Tooth Cup

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In 1980 Tooth Cup was the name of the annual mid-week knockout rugby league competition which was played from April to August 1980 due to sponsorship from brewers, Tooth. Parramatta beat Balmain in the final.

Format[edit]

The teams each played two round matches with the best eight progressing to the finals. There was a random draw for the quarter and semi finals.

Round 1[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
2/04/80 Eastern Suburbs Roosters 14 Brisbane 4 Lang Park
9/04/80 St. George Dragons 16 Balmain Tigers 5 Leichhardt Oval
16/04/80 Newtown Jets 22 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 7 Leichhardt Oval
23/04/80 Penrith Panthers 26 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 14 Leichhardt Oval
30/04/80 Parramatta Eels 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 7 Leichhardt Oval
7/05/80 Western Suburbs Magpies 40 Auckland 14 Leichhardt Oval
21/05/80 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 35 Country NSW 3 Leichhardt Oval
28/05/80 North Sydney Bears 40 Country QLD 5 Leichhardt Oval

Round 2[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
14/05/80 Easts 11 Newtown 10 Leichhardt Oval
4/06/80 Parramatta 18 Wests 11 Leichhardt Oval
11/06/80 Cronulla 19 Canterbury 18 Leichhardt Oval
18/06/80 Brisbane 27 Manly 20 Lang Park
25/06/80 South Sydney 47 Auckland 5 Leichhardt Oval
25/06/80 St George 40 North Sydney 9 Leichhardt Oval
2/07/80 Penrith 18 NSW Country 9 Queanbeyan
2/07/80 Balmain 45 Qld Country 5 Lang Park

Quarter finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
9/07/80 Easts 20 Penrith 9 Leichhardt Oval
16/07/80 Wests 10 St George 4 Leichhardt Oval
23/07/80 Parramatta 16 Canterbury 7 Leichhardt Oval
30/07/80 Balmain 22 South Sydney 14 Leichhardt Oval

Semi finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
6/08/80 Parramatta 9 Wests 6 Leichhardt Oval
13/08/80 Balmain 18 Easts 8 Leichhardt Oval

Final[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
20/08/80 Parramatta 8 Balmain 5 Leichhardt Oval

Player of the Series[edit]

  • Peter Sterling (Parramatta)

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