Yorkshire Cup winners, Featherstone Rovers embarrassed the touring Kangaroos, scoring three tries to one in a stunning 23-15 win at Post Office Road.
The Kangaroos had started November with good wins over Bradford Northern and Halifax, but were sent crashing back to earth by a Featherstone team spearheaded by Don Fox and Terry Clawson.
It was an amazing win by a club representing a town of barely 16,000 people, with the attendance that day 7,600.
The only Australian try came 10 minutes from the end when halves, Bobby Bugden and Brian ‘Poppa’ Clay worked a deceptive move at a scrum inside the home team’s 25 yard area, and Murwillumbah product, Bugden, scored.
Featherstone had beaten Hull 15-14 in the Yorkshire Cup final, but were not given much chance against the Kangaroos, who had beaten Great Britain 22-14 in the First Test in Leeds.