1921 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 14th New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL) premiership in 1921.[1]

Details[edit]

  • Home Ground: Agricultural Ground
  • Line ups:-
No. Position Player
10 Australia HK Sid 'Sandy' Pearce
49 Australia CE John 'Dinny' Campbell
54 Australia PR Charlie Lees
66 Australia SR Jack 'Bluey' Watkins
67 Australia FE Les Cubitt
86 Australia FE Harry Caples
92 Australia CE Ray Norman
96 Australia WG Gordon Wright
No. Position Player
99 Australia CE Rex Norman
103 Australia HB Sid Kaufman
104 Australia SR Robert batchelor
113 Australia SR Bill Cameron
114 Australia FB Ed 'Snowy' Rigney
115 Australia CE Fred Hume
123 Australia SR Harold Holmes
124 Australia SR Bill Ives


Results[edit]

In 1921 there was only one round of matches played!

  • Premiership Round 1, bye.
  • Premiership Round 2, Saturday 30 April 1921;

Eastern Suburbs 32( 6 Tries; 7 Goals) defeated South Sydney 8( Funnell, McGrath Tries; Oxford Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 3, Saturday 7 May 1921;

Eastern Suburbs 30 (Tries 6; Goals 6) defeated Newtown 5(Try; Goal) at Sydney Cricket Ground.

This was reported to be a particularly wild match, reporter for the Sun newspaper, Claude Corbett, wrote "The first half was one of the wildest exhibitions of football I have ever seen. Newtown was solely responsible. There were times when a dozen players were tossing about in a heap, tearing and reefing at each other. Fists and feet flew on occasions and it was a miracle that no one was hurt.

  • Premiership Round 4, Saturday 14 May 1921;

Eastern Suburbs 23( Tries 5; Goals 4) defeated St George 11(Try; Goals 3; Field Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground No.2.

This was the first meeting of the two clubs.

  • Premiership Round 5, Saturday 21 May;

Eastern Suburbs 8( Norman 4 Goals) drew with North Sydney 8( Blinkhorn, Green Tries; Thompson Goal) at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Described as the match of the season, Premiers, North Sydney, and eventual runners up Eastern Suburbs drew their match 8-all. The win, with no final played that year, virtually assured Norths of their 1st premiership. The official attendance was 44,818, but thousands more scaled the surrounding fences and walls - It was the largest crowd seen at a club match and remained so until the 1940s. A last gasp try by North’s George Green, just as Easts forward Jack 'Bluey' Watkins nailed him right on the corner flag, secured the draw for Norths.

  • Premiership Round 6, Saturday 28 May 1921;

Balmain 14(Tries 2; Goals 4) defeated Eastern Suburbs 8(Tries 2; Goal) at Sydney Sports Ground.

  • Premiership Round 7, ??? 11 June;

Eastern Suburbs 19 (Tries 5; Goals 2) defeated Glebe 3(Tries) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 8, ??? 18 June;

Eastern Suburbs 55(Rex Norman 3, + 10 Tries; Rex Norman 8 Goals) defeated University 11 (Tries 3; Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 9, Saturday 25 June 1921;

Eastern Suburbs 12( Tries 2; Goals 3) defeated Western Suburbs 7( Try; Goals 2) at Pratten Park.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 8 7 1 0 1 172 82 +90 17
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 8 6 1 1 1 187 67 +120 15
3 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 8 6 0 2 1 115 71 +44 14
4 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 8 5 0 3 1 135 71 +64 12
5 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 8 4 0 4 1 141 104 +37 10
6 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 8 3 0 5 1 77 117 +40 8
7 St. George colours.svg St George 8 2 0 6 1 87 124 -37 6
8 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 8 2 0 6 1 90 155 -65 6
9 University colours.svg University 8 0 0 8 1 82 295 -213 2

Season highlights[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1920
Season
1921
Succeeded by
1922