1920 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 13th New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) premiership in 1920.

Details[edit]

  • Home Ground: Agricultural Ground
  • Lineup:-
No. Position Player
10 Australia HK Sid 'Sandy' Pearce
45 Australia PR Bob 'Botsy" Williams
54 Australia PR Charlie Lees
62 Australia CE Wally Messenger
66 Australia SR Jack 'Bluey' Watkins
67 Australia FE Les Cubitt
72 Australia FB George Challis
79 Australia WG Jim Duffy
86 Australia FE Harry Caples
92 Australia CE Ray Norman
94 Australia SR R. Adams
96 Australia WG Gordon Wright
99 Australia CE Rex Norman
No. Position Player
103 Australia HB Sid Kaufman
105 Australia SR Harold Bawden
109 Australia SR R. Burton
110 Australia SR Robert Edward connerton
113 Australia SR Bill Cameron
114 Australia FB Ed 'Snowy' Rigney
115 Australia SR Fred Hume
116 Australia SR Arch Thompson
117 Australia SR Les Arthur
118 Australia SR Tommy Burns
119 Australia SR Jim Cromwell
120 Australia SR C Steel
121 Australia SR A. J. Thompson
122 Australia SR S. Ward

Results[edit]

Balmain 9 (Potter try; Craig 3 goals defeated Eastern Suburbs 7 ( Caples try; Messenger goal; Challis field goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 2, Saturday 8 May 1920;

Eastern Suburbs 19 (Wright 2, Cameron tries; Wally Messenger 3; Caples 2 goals) defeated Newtown 7 (Boys try; Boys goal) at the Agricultural Society Ground.

  • Premiership Round 3, Saturday 15 May 1920;

Eastern Suburbs 44 (Wright, Warkins 2, Cameron, Messenger, Norman, Williams tries ; Messenger 7 goalsdefeated University 8 (Callan, Satterthwaite tries ) at Agricultural Society Ground.

  • Premiership Round 4, Saturday 22 May 1920

Eastern Suburbs 20 defeated Glebe 5 at Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 5, Saturday 29 May 1920;

Eastern Suburbs 18 defeated Western Suburbs 14 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

A crowd of 30,000 watched Easts defeat Wests.

  • Premiership Round 6, Thursday 17 June 1920;

Eastern Suburbs 42 defeated Annandale 10 at Sydney Cricket Ground No. 2

Premiership Round 7, Bye:

Premiership Round 8, Saturday 26 June 1920 Eastern Suburbs 12 defeated North Sydney 8 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Premiership Round 9, Saturday 17 July 1920 - South Sydney 14 defeated Eastern Suburbs 11 at Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 10, Saturday 24 July 1920,

Eastern Suburbs 30 Wright 5 + 1 Tries; 6 Goals) defeated Balmain 13 at the Agricultural Ground.

Eastern Suburbs were the only side to defeat Balmain in the 1920 season.

  • Premiership Round 11, Saturday 31 July 1920;

Newtown 8(???) defeated Eastern Suburbs 0 at Agricultural Ground;

  • Premiership Round 12, Saturday 7 August 1920;

North Sydney 21 defeated Eastern Suburbs 10 at Sydney Cricket Ground

  • Premiership Round 13, Saturday 21 August 1920 - Glebe 29 defeated Eastern Suburbs 21 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Premiership Round 14, Saturday 28 August 1920 - Western Suburbs 29 defeated Eastern Suburbs 5 at Sydney Cricket Ground;
  • Premiership Round 15, Wednesday 1 September 1920;

Eastern Suburbs 15 defeated Annandale 0 at Sydney Cricket Ground No.2.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 13 11 1 1 2 287 114 +173 27
2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 13 8 0 5 2 258 149 +109 20
3 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 13 8 0 5 2 268 166 +102 20
4 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 14 8 1 5 1 309 141 +168 19
5 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 13 7 0 6 2 237 151 +86 18
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg EASTERN SUBURBS 14 8 0 6 1 254 175 +79 18
7 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 14 8 0 6 1 208 203 +5 18
8 University colours.svg University 13 1 0 12 2 101 498 -397 6
9 Annandale colours.svg Annandale 13 0 0 13 2 59 384 -325 4

Season's highlights[edit]

References[edit]

Rugby League Tables and Statistics

Preceded by
1919
Season
1920
Succeeded by
1921