1909 Eastern Suburbs season

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The 1909 season was the second in which the Eastern Suburbs DRLFC competed in the New South Wales Rugby Football League competition. They finished the regular season in 4th (of 8) position, before being knocked out in the semi-final by Balmain.

Players[edit]

No. Position Player
1 Australia PR Harry 'Jersey' Flegg (c)
3 Australia CE Dave Brown
5 Australia WG Dan Frawley
7 Australia PR Lou Jones
8 Australia PR Bob Mable
9 Australia PR Larry 'Jersey' O'Malley
10 Australia HK Sid 'Sandy' Pearce
11 Australia FE Albert Rosenfeld
13 Australia WG Johnno Stuntz
14 Australia CE Percy McNamara
15 Australia WG Horrie Miller
17 Australia FE Harold Kelley
20 Australia PR George Green
23 Australia PR Percy White
25 Australia PR Mick Frawley
26 Australia FB Bill King
No. Position Player
27 Australia PR Ted Briscoe
28 Australia HB Tom Bruce
29 Australia PR Eddie Griffiths
30 Australia SR Arthur Lawes
31 Australia PR Arthur 'Wicker' Surridge
32 Australia PR Wally Webb
33 Australia SR T.Oates
34 Australia SR E. Russell
35 Australia PR Arthur Hennessy
36 Australia SR George 'Babe' Hooker
37 Australia SR L. Brown
38 Australia SR F. Foran
39 Australia WG Les Abbott
40 Australia PR F. Denholm
41 Australia LK Sid Kaufman
42 Australia PR William Lenton

Season[edit]

Round Opponent Result Score Date Venue Crowd
Premiership 1 Glebe Dirty Reds Won 38 - 5 24 April Wentworth -
Premiership 2 Western Suburbs Magpies Won 10 - 2 1 May Agricultural 400
Premiership 3 North Sydney Bears Won 26 - 16 15 May Agricultural
Premiership 4 South Sydney Rabbitohs Lost 10 - 22 22 May Agricultural 1500
  • Premiership round 5, Saturday 29 May 1909.

Eastern Suburbs 18 defeated Newcastle Rebels 16 at the Newcastle Sports Ground.

Described this way "As an exhibition the game was all that could have been desired It was fast, open, exciting and even."

Premiership 6 Newtown Jets Won 28-5 19 June Agricultural 800
Premiership 7 Balmain Tigers Lost 3 - 11 26 June Birchgrove 1500
Premiership 8 South Sydney Rabbitohs Lost 5 - 16 10 July Wentworth 2500
  • Premiership round 9, Saturday 17 July 1909.

Balmain 24 (Apploney 2, Moore 2, Halloway, Regent Tries; Fitzpatrick 3 Goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 15 (M. Frawley, Kelley, Webb Tries; Surridge 2, King Goals) at the Agricultural Society's Ground.

This was reported to be a particularly rough affair, Easts lost a player early in the match through injury, and two more players were severely concussed, Four were sent off for fighting, and a fifth, Easts captain Larry O'Malley was sent off for kicking.

Round Opponent Result Score Date Venue Crowd
Pemiership 10 North Sydney Bears Lost 14 - 24 7 August Agricultural 3000

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 10 9 0 1 210 41 +169 18
2 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 10 8 0 2 130 62 +68 16
3 Newcastle foundation colours.svg Newcastle 10 5 0 5 144 93 +51 10
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 10 5 0 5 167 141 +26 10
5 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 10 4 0 6 62 159 -97 8
6 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 10 3 1 6 73 107 -34 7
7 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 10 2 2 6 104 157 -53 6
8 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 10 2 1 7 42 172 -130 5

Semi-Final[edit]

  • Premiership Semi Final, Saturday 14 August 1909.

Balmain 15 (Walker 2, Edwards, Graves, Regent tries) defeated Eastern Suburbs 8 (Lenton, Surridge tries; King goal) at the Wentworth Park Ground in front of around 3,000 spectators.

Balmain were never in any danger of defeat, both Easts tries came late in the match with Balmain already leading by 15 points.

The lineups were-

Eastern Suburbs: Bill KingWilliam LentonSid KaufmanPercy McNamaraLes AbottHarry FleggTom BruceMick FrawleyF. DenholmArthur SurridgeArthur Hennessy(c) • Harold KelleySid Pearce.

Balmain home jersey 1908.svgBalmain: F. Wooley • W. Smith • A. Walker • A. Latta • A Fitzpatrick • Arthur Halloway • L. Edwards • F. Woodward • B. Graves • J. Regent(c) • F. Ward • T. McFadyen • J. Appoloney.

Point analysis[edit]

Offence[edit]

The lowdown: Eastern Suburbs completed the following score options in the 1908 season:

  • 37 tries
  • 32 goals
  • 0 field goals

The result:

Eastern Suburbs scored a total of 167 points in 1909.

The verdict:

  • Eastern Suburbs try scoring ability dropped by 26% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs goal scoring ability dropped by 3% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs field goal kicking ability dropped by 100% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs overall point scoring ability dropped by 16.8% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs total point score dropped by 8.74% on their previous season.

Defence[edit]

The lowdown:

Eastern Suburbs conceded the following score options in the 1909 season:

  • 38 tries
  • 21 goals
  • 0 field goals

The result:

Eastern Suburbs conceded a total of 141 points in 1909.

The verdict:

  • Eastern Suburbs try scoring defence dropped by 26.3% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs goal kicking defence dropped by 28.5% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs field goal defence was maintained on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs overall defense dropped by 27.1% on their previous season.
  • Eastern Suburbs total points against defensive effort dropped by 34% on their previous season.

Season summary[edit]

  • Larry O'Malley became the second Australian captain to come from the Eastern Suburbs club.

Notes[edit]

  1. Many of Eastern Suburbs leading players (particularly those who had gone away on the previous year's Kangaroo tour) had taken up contracts with English rugby league clubs . Missing much of the backend of the season. Excepts from English rugby league club Warrington Wolves's 1909/10 yearbook show that Dan Frawley, Johno Stuntz and Larry O'Malley all played with that club in the 1909/10 English season. It also reveals that they had telegramed Dally Messenger attempting to sign both he and Sid Pearce. Another Eastern Suburbs player, Albert Rosenfeld, signed with Huddlesfied where he became one of English rugby league greatest try scorers.
  2. Dally Messenger took no part in 1909 Eastern Suburbs season.

References[edit]

Preceded by
1908
Season
1909
Succeeded by
1910