1976 Amco Cup

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The 1976 Amco Cup was a rugby league football tournament featuring teams from around the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland.

Format[edit]

Straight knock-out with 35 teams, 6 of which played off in a preliminary round.

Preliminary round[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
31/03/76 Toowoomba 39 Northern Territory 7 Toowoomba
31/03/76 Ryde-Eastwood 29 Ipswich 13 Toowoomba
31/03/76 North Queensland 21 Wide Bay 11 Rockhampton

Round 1[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
31/03/76 Manly-Warringah 35 Newcastle 17 Newcastle
31/03/76 South Sydney 17 Souths (BRL) 8 Lang Park
7/04/76 North Sydney 5 Easts 4 Leichhardt Oval
7/04/76 Brothers (BRL) 19 Penrith 8 Lang Park
7/04/76 Canterbury-Bankstown 40 North Queensland 0 Lang Park
14/04/76 Auckland 30 Redcliffe 5 Lang Park
14/04/76 Cronulla-Sutherland 28 Toowoomba 5 Lang Park
21/04/76 Western Suburbs 21 Monaro 9 Queanbeyan
21/04/76 Eastern Suburbs (BRL) 38 Canterbury (NZ) 7 Lang Park
21/04/76 Newtown 32 Ryde-Eastwood 6 Leichhardt Oval
21/04/76 Parramatta 20 North Coast 4 Lismore
28/04/76 Riverina 36 Fortitude Valley 2 Lang Park
28/04/76 Balmain 26 Southern Division 9 Leichhardt Oval
5/05/76 St George 34 Western Division 16 Leichhardt Oval
5/05/76 Northern Division 16 Illawarra 9 Tamworth
5/05/76 Western Suburbs (BRL) 17 Norths (BRL) 2 Lang Park

Round 2[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
12/05/76 North Sydney 19 Newtown 7 Leichhardt Oval
19/05/76 Brothers 12 Northern Division 6 Leichhardt Oval
26/05/76 Riverina 16 South Sydney 11 Leichhardt Oval
2/06/76 St George 17 Cronulla-Sutherland 12 Leichhardt Oval
9/06/76 Manly-Warringah 24 Brisbane Wests 8 Lang Park
16/06/76 Balmain 28 Auckland 8 Leichhardt Oval
23/06/76 Parramatta 22 Wests 2 Penrith Park
30/06/76 Canterbury-Bankstown 13 Eastern Suburbs (Brisbane) 7 Leichhardt Oval

Quarter finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
7/07/76 North Sydney 44 Riverina 15 Leichhardt Oval
14/07/76 Balmain 19 Brothers 3 Leichhardt Oval
21/07/76 Canterbury-Bankstown 8 Manly 7 Leichhardt Oval
28/07/76 Parramatta 22 St George 20 Leichhardt Oval

Semi finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
4/08/76 Balmain 11 Canterbury-Bankstown 10 Lang Park
11/08/76 North Sydney 10 Parramatta 9 Leichhardt Oval

Final[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
18 August Balmain 21 North Sydney 7 Leichhardt Oval

The final attracted a ground record of 21,670 to Leichhardt Oval. Balmain's second-rower Dennis Tutty was named man-of-the-match.[1]

Player of the Series[edit]

North Sydney's hooker John Gray was named the player of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christensen, Phillip (19 August 1976). "League Cup final to Tigers". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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