1988 Panasonic Cup

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The 1988 Panasonic Cup was the New South Wales Rugby League's mid-week competition that ran during the 1988 NSWRL season. It was won by Sydney's St. George Dragons club.

Format[edit]

Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria were replaced by the 3 new NSWRL clubs (Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Giants and Newcastle Knights) reducing the competition to 19 teams, participating in a straight knock-out. There was a random draw for all rounds other than the Preliminary Rounds.

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
22/03/88 NSW Country 25 Port Moresby 0 Port Moresby
25/03/88 Combined Brisbane 8 NSW Country 0 Lang Park
30/03/88 Newcastle Knights 26 Combined Brisbane 10 Newcastle

Round 1[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
17/02/88 St George 10 Parramatta 6 Belmore Sports Ground
24/02/88 Cronulla 8 Canterbury 5 Parramatta Stadium
28/02/88 Easts 36 Wests 16 Wagga Wagga
2/03/88 South Sydney 29 Canberra 10 Parramatta Stadium
9/03/88 North Sydney 12 Gold Coast 6 Chris Cunningham Field, Tweed Heads
16/03/88 Balmain 12 Illawarra 10 Parramatta Stadium
6/04/88 Penrith 24 Brisbane Broncos 10 Parramatta Stadium
13/04/88 Newcastle 18 Manly 10 Parramatta Stadium

Quarter finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
23/03/88 South Sydney 6 Cronulla 2 Parramatta Stadium
20/04/88 St George 14 Penrith 8 Parramatta Stadium
27/04/88 Easts 16 Newcastle 6 Parramatta Stadium
27/04/88 Balmain 14 North Sydney 10 Parramatta Stadium

Semi finals[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
4/05/88 Balmain 19 South Sydney 4 Tamworth
18/05/88 St George 18 Easts 14 Parramatta Stadium

Final[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
25 May 1988 St George Dragons 16 Balmain Tigers 8 Parramatta Stadium

Teams[edit]

St. George Dragons : 1. Clinton Mohr, 2. Bert Gordon, 3. Brian Johnston, 4. Michael Beattie, 5. Ricky Walford, 6. Steve Robinson, 7. Brett Clark, 8. Peter Gill, 9. Graeme Wynn, 10. Wally Fullerton-Smith, 11. Craig Young, 12. Trevor Bailey, 13. Paul Osborne Reserves 14. Darren Higgins, 15. Colin Fraser, 16. Geoff Selby, 17. Mark Blackburn. Coach: Ted Glossop.

Balmain Tigers : 1. Garry Jack, 2. Clint Robinson, 3. Russel Gartner, 4. Matt Parish, 5. John Davidson, 6. Ross Conlon, 7. Mick Neil, 8. Wayne Pearce, 9. David Brooks, 10. Paul Sironen, 11. Steve Roach, 12. Ben Elias, 13. Bruce McGuire Reserves 14. Michael Moss, 15. Peter Camroux, 16. Kevin Hardwick, 17. Steve Edmed. Coach: Warren Ryan.

Player of the Series[edit]

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