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The 1977 Amco Cup was the 4th edition of the NSWRFL Midweek Cup, a NSWRFL-organised national club Rugby League tournament between the leading clubs and representative teams from the NSWRFL, the BRL, the CRL, the QRL, the NZRL, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

1977 NSWRFL Midweek Cup
NSWRFL Amco Cup
Tournament details
Dates27 March - 17 August 1977
Teams37
Venue(s)9 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsWestern Suburbs (1st title)
Runners-upEastern Suburbs
Tournament statistics
Matches played36
1976
1978

A total of 37 teams from across Australia and New Zealand played 36 matches in a straight knock-out format, with the matches being held midweek during the premiership season.

Qualified TeamsEdit

Team Nickname League Qualification Participation (bold indicates winners)
Enter in Round 2
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NSWRFL Winners of the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Parramatta Eels NSWRFL Runners-Up in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Canterbury-Bankstown Berries NSWRFL Third Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
St. George Dragons NSWRFL Fourth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Eastern Suburbs Roosters NSWRFL Fifth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Balmain Tigers NSWRFL Sixth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Western Suburbs Magpies NSWRFL Seventh Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NSWRFL Eighth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Penrith Panthers NSWRFL Ninth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
South Sydney Rabbitohs NSWRFL Tenth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
North Sydney Bears NSWRFL Eleventh Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Newtown Jets NSWRFL Twelfth Place in the 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Western Suburbs Panthers BRL Winners of the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Eastern Suburbs Tigers BRL Runners-Up in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Past Brothers Leprechauns BRL Third Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Southern Suburbs Magpies BRL Fourth Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Redcliffe Dolphins BRL Fifth Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls BRL Sixth Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 1st
Fortitude Valley Diehards BRL Seventh Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Northern Suburbs Devils BRL Eighth Place in the 1976 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Illawarra Flametrees CRL Winners of the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Western Division Rams CRL Runners-Up in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Riverina Bulls CRL Third Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
North Queensland Marlins QRL Queensland Country Regional Team 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Toowoomba Clydesdales QRL Queensland Country Regional Team 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Auckland Falcons NZRL Winners of the 1976 New Zealand Rugby League Inter-District Premiership 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Canterbury Reds NZRL Runners-Up in the 1976 New Zealand Rugby League Inter-District Premiership 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Enter in Round 1
Northern Division Tigers CRL Fourth Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Monaro Colts CRL Fifth Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Southern Division Bulls CRL Sixth Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Newcastle Rebels CRL Seventh Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
North Coast Dolphins CRL Eighth Place in the 1976 Country Rugby League Championship 4th (Previous: 1974, 1975, 1976)
Central Queensland Capras QRL Queensland Country Regional Team 1st
Ipswich Diggers QRL Queensland Country Regional Team 3rd (Previous: 1975, 1976)
Wide Bay Bulls QRL Queensland Country Regional Team 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Northern Territory Bulls NTRL State Representative Team 2nd (Previous: 1976)
Western Australia Black Swans WARL State Representative Team 1st

VenuesEdit

Sydney Brisbane Newcastle Queanbeyan Rockhampton Toowoomba Ipswich Perth
Leichhardt Oval Redfern Oval Lang Park Newcastle International Sports Centre Seiffert Oval Browne Park Athletic Oval North Ipswich Reserve Lathlain Park
Capacity: 23,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 20,000
       

Round 1Edit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
27/03/77 Western Australia 23 Northern Territory 18 Perth
30/03/77 Central Queensland* 7 Wide Bay 7 Browne Park
27/04/77 Northern Division 26 Newcastle 17 Newcastle ISC
4/05/77 North Coast 40 Ipswich 22 North Ipswich Reserve
11/5/77 Monaro 18 Southern Division 15 Seiffert Oval

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
1/06/77 St George 18 Cronulla-Sutherland 17 Leichhardt Oval
1/06/77 Fortitude Valley 13 Brothers 9 Lang Park
8/06/77 Canterbury-Bankstown 25 Toowoomba 15 Athletic Oval
8/06/77 Western Suburbs 20 Redcliffe 2 Leichhardt Oval
15/06/77 Monaro 12 South Sydney 3 Leichhardt Oval
22/06/77 Penrith 18 Newtown 16 Leichhardt Oval
29/06/77 Northern Division 34 Souths BRL 20 Lang Park
29/06/77 Eastern Suburbs 19 Parramatta 2 Leichhardt Oval

Quarter finalsEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
6/07/77 Western Suburbs 27 St George 7 Leichhardt Oval
13/07/77 Penrith 17 Northern Division 10 Leichhardt Oval
20/07/77 Eastern Suburbs 35 Fortitude Valley 2 Lang Park
27/07/77 Canterbury-Bankstown 33 Monaro 10 Leichhardt Oval

Semi finalsEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
3/08/77 Eastern Suburbs 18 Penrith 7 Leichhardt Oval
10/08/77 Western Suburbs 8 Canterbury-Bankstown 7 Leichhardt Oval

FinalEdit

Date Winner Score Loser Score Venue
17/08/77 Western Suburbs 6 Eastern Suburbs 5 Leichhardt Oval
  • *- Advanced on penalty count-back

AwardsEdit