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    OBERON, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    Rugby League administrators in Sydney have recently handed both city and country clubs severe reprimands following wild brawls in two finals matches.

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    SOUTH SYDNEY
    ST. GEORGE (IN RED & WHITE) v SOUTH SYDNEY
    1. GVs Rugby players fighting on pitch. (2 SHOTS) 0.09
    2. GV Rugby players continuing to fight on pitch. (2 SHOTS) 0.22
    OBERON (IN BLACK & GOLD) v MUDGEE
    3. GV Rugby players fighting. 0.56
    4. GV Oberon player being led away by officials. 1.02
    InitialsMAW/JRS

    SPORT: RUGBYNOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY ABC SPORTS REPORTER DAVE MORROW, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: OBERON, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    Rugby League administrators in Sydney have recently handed both city and country clubs severe reprimands following wild brawls in two finals matches. The first outbreak of fighting occurred in a knockout semi-final between St. George and South Sydney. Players began punching each other in the first two minutes of play. The brawl lasted several minutes before the referee and linesmen restored order. St. George went on to win 24-6, but the Rugby League announced that fines of up to six thousand US dollars would hit clubs engaging in brawls in the future. The League placed the blame for the fighting on South Sydney players, but had strong words to say about St. George players who were not involved when the brawl started but subsequently joined in Hot to be outdone by their city cousins, two clubs based outside Sydney, Oberon and Mudgee, had a brawl of their own at the Oberon ground. A player was knocked off balance by a ferocious tackle and lost three teeth. Soon players began hurling themselves at each other. Order was eventually restored and Mudgee went on to win 30-4.

    Source: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION (ABC)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9OXWSXLYWEWS1QXCO5P0RLZD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9OXWSXLYWEWS1QXCO5P0RLZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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