1917 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 10th New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL) premiership in 1917.

Details[edit]

No. Position Player
10 Australia HK Sid 'Sandy' Pearce
45 Australia PR Bob Williams
54 Australia PR Charlie Lees
62 Australia CE Wally Messenger
67 Australia FE Les Cubitt
72 Australia FB George Challis
79 Australia WG Jim Duffy
82 Australia WG R. McKellar
83 Australia FB C. Barker
84 Australia WG Bob Linklater
85 Australia WG Abraham Jonas
No. Position Player
86 Australia FE Harry Caples
88 Australia FE T. Jones
89 Australia FE W. Raymond
90 Australia HB Francis Male
91 Australia HB Max Doerner
92 Australia CE Ray Norman
93 Australia CE T. O'Conner
94 Australia FB R. Adams
95 Australia CE W. Tijou
96 Australia WG Gordon Wright


Results[edit]

  • Premiership Round 1, Saturday 12 May 1917,

Eastern Suburbs 10 defeated North Sydney 0 at the Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 2, Saturday 19 May 1917.

Glebe 5 ( Pert try, A. B. Burge goal ) defeated Eastern Suburbs 4 ( Messenger 2 goals ) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

"Had Glebe been penalised to the full extent for glaring Interference in the flrst half the result muy have been reversed. Wright, the Glebe three-quarter, was the delinquent, and the referee should have awarded Cubitt a penalty try for such a bad breach"

Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Premiership Round 3, Saturday 26 May 1917

Eastern Suburbs 9 ( Cubitt try; Messenger 3 Goals ) defeated South Sydney 6 ( Norman, Vaughan Tries ) at Agricultural Ground.

The result was said to be in doubt right up until the end

  • Premiership Round 4, Saturday 2 June 1917,

Newtown 11 defeated Eastern Suburbs 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 5, Tuesday 5 June 1917;

Balmain 13 defeated Eastern Suburbs 2 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 6, Saturday 9 June 1917;

Western Suburbs 15 defeated Eastern Suburbs 2 at St Luke's Park.

  • Premiership Round 7, Saturday 16 June 1917;

Eastern Suburbs 14 defeated Annandale 9( J.Bain 3 tries) at the Agricultural Ground

  • Premiership Round 8, Saturday 23 June 1917;

Eastern Suburbs 16 defeated North Sydney 11(Deane, Emelhenz, Blinkhorn; Tries; Robetson Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 9, Monday 25 June 1917;

Eastern Suburbs 14 beat Glebe 10 at the Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 10, Saturday 30 June 1917;

South Sydney 18( H. Horder, Moore, Vaughn Tries; Lucas 3 Goals) Defeated Eastern Suburbs 13 at the Sydney Sports Ground.

  • Premiership Round 11, Saturday 7 July 1917;

Newtown 12 beat Eastern Suburbs 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 12, Saturday 14 July 1917;

Balmain 18 defeated Eastern Suburbs 0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 13, Saturday 21 July 1917;

Eastern Suburbs 14 beat Western Suburbs 9 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 14, Saturday 28 July 1917;

Eastern Suburbs 19 beat Annandale 8 at the Agricultural Ground.

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 14 13 0 1 269 61 +208 26
2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 14 9 0 5 236 143 +93 18
3 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 14 7 1 6 162 160 +2 15
4 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 14 7 1 6 114 123 -9 15
5 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 14 8 0 6 207 165 +42 14
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 14 7 0 7 131 145 -14 14
7 Annandale colours.svg Annandale 14 1 2 11 71 214 -143 6
8 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 14 2 0 12 90 269 -179 4
  • Glebe were stripped of two competition points due to fielding an ineligible player in one game.

Season Highlights[edit]

  • Won the 3rd grade competition.

References[edit]

Rugby League Tables and Statistics

Preceded by
1916
Season
1917
Succeeded by
1918