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Encyclopedia > New South Wales Rugby League season 1931

The 1931 NSWRL premiership Grand Final Played on the 12th of September 1931. Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in New South Wales. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...



South Sydney 12 (Wearing, Eyres Tries; Wearing 3, Williams Goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 7 (Tottey Try; Lynch 2 Goals) at the Sydney Sports Ground. The South Sydney Rabbitohs (commonly nicknamed Souths, the Bunnies or the Pride of the League) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australia. ... Tries is either the plural of the word Try or Trie. ... In Organizational Development, goals represent desired future states of organizations. ... The Sydney Roosters (also known as The Roosters) are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. ... Fred Tottey was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs club. ... Sydney Sports Ground was a basic rugby league ground in Sydney, Australia. ...


Referee: Lal Deane A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ...



The 1931 grand final is regarded as one of the Sydney Sports Ground’s most famous matches. A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ... Sydney Sports Ground was a basic rugby league ground in Sydney, Australia. ...


Eastern Suburbs started the match as short-priced favourites, and ran with the breeze from the wetern end after their captain and half-back, Pope, won the toss. With Hooker Dick Brown dominating the scrums, Easts attacked early. First points came at the twenty-minute mark when Lynch kicked a goal after O’Connor was penalised in front of the posts. They went further ahead when Lynch kicked another goal, from a drop kick. Wearing had his chance for Souths but was pulled down from behind by Dave Brown, 2 yards from the line. At halftime Easts led 4-0. After five-minutes South seized control of the match. The Red and Greens attacked desperately as, Treweek, Curran and then Root hurled themselves at the Easts line. A scrum followed and with the man over out wide, Wearing crossed unopposed in the corner. The winger than converted his own try to give Souths a 6-5 lead. Easts then hit back with a remarkable try. Billy Hong gathered in his own 25, Stepped through the defence to halfway, passed to Tottery who beat Morrison in a race for the ball. Dave Brown missed the goal, Easts led 7-5. Souths fullback then landed a goaol from 2 yards on his side of halfway to level the scores as 7 each. Hong then went off after twisting an ankle, Easts stuggled to contend with the extra man in South Sydney’s backline. Chances followed for both sides – South’s winger, Why, was thrown out at the corner post, Morrisson lost possession close to the line and Brown missed with a penalty. With only a minute left and scores locked at 7 all, Souths five-eigth , Harry Eyres seized possession inside Easts’ quarter, stood still for a split second, then with an electrifying burst of speed exploded through the converging Easts defence. He beat the ineffective tackle of Hong(who had come back onto the field), And with the referee accidently getting in the way of Easts’ converging cover defender Dave Brown, Eyres crossed for the match winner. Hong then collapsed and had to be carried from the field as Williams was converting the try. A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ... There is more than one common usage for the term scrum: Look up scrum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Sydney Roosters (also known as The Roosters) are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. ... Look up goal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up goal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A drop kick is someones dropping a ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. ... David Michael Brown (born 1913 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 1974) was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs club and the English club Warrington. ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ...



The lineups: South Sydney:

  • A Spillaine
  • Benny Wearing
  • J Morrison
  • P Maher
  • J Why
  • J Deeley
  • Harry Eyres
  • P Williams
  • G Treweek
  • F O’Conner
  • F Curran
  • E Root
  • C Eggen

Eastern Suburbs:

Ernie Norman was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs club. ... David Michael Brown (born 1913 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 1974) was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs club and the English club Warrington. ... Fred Tottey was an Australian rugby league player for the Eastern Suburbs club. ...

References

  • History of the New South Wales Rugby League Finals, by Steve Haddan
  • The Rugby League News

 
 

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