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(m09) 1970 GRAND FINAL, SOUTHS -V- MANLY - Sattlers courage

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Friday, May 04, 2012

1970 GRAND FINAL, SOUTHS -V- MANLY - Sattlers courage



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from Quigs "As mentioned previously, I am not a rugby league historian, a rugby league expert. I am just a lover of this era of Rugby League." ... This is a recollection of some of the battles, and the trench warfare that I, and others watched over time. Some are matches that I was told about, or read about.

MATCH SUMMARYSouths win and the courage of John Sattler playing with a badly broken jaw

From the History of Australian Rugby League.

One of the best examples of great courage in the 1970's was that of renowned South Sydney tough man, Johnny Sattler.

Satts, South's Captain, refused to leave the field in the 1970 Grand Final against Manly at the Sydney Cricket Ground after his jaw was broken in two places three minutes into the match.

A punch from behind collected him flush on the jaw. When Sattler realised he had been injured he propped near South's dual international winger Michael Cleary and said to him ; "Mike, hold on to me...don't let me fall. I don't want these bastards (Manly) to know I'm crook.

Sattler composed himself and tore back into the rucks, taking the ball up strongly and doing his share of the tackling. It wasn't until halftime that the rest of his teammates even knew that he was playing with a smashed jaw. Sattler pleaded to be allowed to return for the second half. His wish was granted and souths turned a 12 - 6 lead into a commanding 23 - 12 win.

Two months after the Sattler incident the NSW Rugby League outlawed head high tackles.

( I watched this game from the famous Hill of the Sydney Cricket Cround, do you have any memories of this match.)

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Courage - John Sattlers Broken Jaw In The 1970 Rugby League Grand Final

Added 17-Nov-2013

.view the infamous incident with Bucknell and some great post years comments from Lurch and Coote..

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 29,47,51,73,88,

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1970 - John Sattler talking about the 1970 grand final

Added 01-Dec-2013

John Sattler talking about the 1970 grand final, almost all of which he played with a broken jaw to help Souths to victory over Manly. Great work by The Game Plan for giving us this great clip!

This Vid found on good old Youtube

Link Status: .. Still Active

Players involved ... .. 29, 73, 47. 84,

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