1925 South Sydney season

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The 1925 South Sydney DRLFC season was the 18th in the club's history. They competed in the New South Wales Rugby Football League's 1925 Premiership, completing what's been described as the greatest season in South Sydney's history. During the year, the Rabbitohs won the first grade premiership, the City Cup knockout tournament, and the reserve grade and third grade premierships.

Coached by Howard Hallett and captained by Alf Blair, Souths's firat grade side went through the premiership competition undefeated, winning all 12 games and leaving a 10-point gap between first and second. This was to be the first of five consecutve premierships won by the club.

Souths' winger Benny Wearing was the premiership's top try scorer (12) and top point scorer (80).

Results:[1]

Round 1: Saturday, 2 May - Souths 16 def Balmain 10
Round 2: Saturday, 9 May - Souths 13 def University 0
Round 3: Saturday, 16 May - Souths 14 def Eastern Suburbs 0
Round 4: Saturday, 23 May - St George 10 lost to Souths 11
Round 5: Saturday, 6 June - Newtown 12 lost to Souths 14
Round 6: Saturday, 13 June - Souths 31 def Glebe 8
Round 7: Bye
Round 8: Saturday, 27 June - Souths 23 def Western Suburbs 20
Round 9: Saturday, 4 July - Souths 15 def North Sydney 10
Round 10: Saturday, 18 July - Souths 8 def University 2
Round 11: Saturday, 25 July - Souths 12 def Glebe 2
Round 12: Saturday, 1 August - Souths 25 def St George 8
Round 13: Saturday, 8 August - Souths 8 def Eastern Suburbs 5

Ladder:

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 12 12 0 0 1 190 87 +103 26
2 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 11 6 0 5 2 166 150 +16 16
3 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 12 6 1 5 1 130 112 +21 15
4 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 12 6 1 5 1 157 138 +19 15
5 St. George colours.svg St. George 11 5 1 5 2 132 141 -9 15
6 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 12 5 0 7 1 107 171 -53 12
7 University colours.svg University 11 3 1 7 2 168 142 -24 11
8 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 12 4 0 8 1 161 120 -31 10
9 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 11 3 0 8 2 120 136 -42 10

As a result of Souths' dominance, the League introduced a finals series for the following season in order to maintain interest in the competition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rabbitohs Results 1921 to 1931". rabbitohs.com.au. South Sydney Rabbitohs. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Middleton, David (30 September 2013). "Ten of the most dominant seasons in rugby league history from historian David Middleton". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 February 2014.