1928 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 31st New South Wales Rugby League season in 1928.

Details[edit]

• G. Boddigton, • Dick Brown(HK) • Sam Byrant • Joe 'Chimpy' Busch(HB) • Hugh Byrne • A.Carter • Bill Cole (HB) • Bill Dyer • Gordon Fletcher • T.Fitzpatrick • Nelson Hardy • G.Harris • Larry Hedger • H.Kavanagh • Arthur OxfordNorm PopeLes Steel • A.Toby • Tom Trotter • Vic Webber(WG).

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George 13 12 0 1 1 200 98 +102 26
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 12 11 0 1 2 192 116 +76 26
3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 13 8 0 5 1 216 152 +64 18
4 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 12 6 0 6 2 157 149 +8 16
5 University colours.svg University 13 6 0 7 1 184 176 +8 14
6 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 12 4 0 8 2 174 206 -32 12
7 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 12 4 0 8 2 94 149 -55 12
8 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 13 4 0 9 1 180 236 -56 10
9 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 12 1 0 11 2 112 227 -115 6

Season summary[edit]

  • Eastern Suburbs finished the season as runnersup after being defeated by South Sydney in that year's premier decider.
  • Eastern Suburbs took part in the first night rugby league match to be played in Australia. A ten aside exhibition match that was played between the two premiership finalists, Souths were victorious once again winning 10-6.

Results[edit]

  • Premiership Round 1, 21 April 1928;

Eastern Suburbs 18 (4 Tries; 3 Goals) defeated University 14(2 Tries; 4 Goals) at the Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Semi-Final, 7 September 1928

Eastern Suburbs 26(Steel 2, Webber, H. Kavanagh, Oxford Tries; Oxford 4 Goals) defeated North Sydney 13( K. Woods, T. Murray, L. McGrath Tries; L. Carroll 2 Goals) at Wentworth Park.

With 8 minutes remaining and scores locked at 13 all, Easts' piled on three tries in quick time against an exhausted North Sydney who finished the match with just eleven men.

South Sydney 26( Harry Kadwell, George Treweek, Williams, Quinlivan Tries; B. Wearing 2, Quinlivivan Goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 5(Steel Try; Oxford Goal) at the Agricultural Ground. Details

References[edit]

Preceded by
1927
Season
1928
Succeeded by
1929