1927 Melbourne Carnival

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The 1927 Melbourne Carnival was the sixth edition of the Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition.

New South Wales caused the biggest upset of the carnival when they defeated Tasmania by three points and they also came close to beating Western Australia. Victoria again finished on top of the table.

Victoria caused a controversy when playing a second eighteen in matches against the weaker states, in order to keep its first eighteen fresher for the final match against Western Australia. Consequently, the Australian National Football Council passed a new rule for future carnivals that each state must select a squad of 25 at the start of the carnival which may not be altered.[1]

Results[edit]

South Australia's Alfred Ryan
Winning team Score Losing team Score
Western Australia 12.15 (87) South Australia 9.18 (72)
New South Wales 12.11 (83) Tasmania 11.14 (80)
Victoria 21.19 (145) South Australia 14.12 (96)
Western Australia 12.16 (88) Tasmania 12.15 (87)
Victoria 24.10 (154) New South Wales 9.12 (66)
South Australia 20.23 (143) Tasmania 14.24 (108)
Western Australia 18.14 (122) New South Wales 14.19 (103)
Victoria 24.11 (155) Tasmania 13.12 (90)
South Australia 29.20 (194) New South Wales 6.11 (47)
Victoria 11.19 (85) Western Australia 10.12 (72)

Leading Goalkickers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football council – Victorian action – new rule introduced". Daily Telegraph. Launceston, TAS. 20 August 1927. p. 13.