1928 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 31st New South Wales Rugby League season in 1928.

Details[edit]

  • Home Ground:Agricultural Ground

• G. Boddigton, • Dick Brown(HK) • Sam Byrant • Joe 'Chimpy' Busch(HB) • Hugh Byrne • A.Carter • Bill Cole (HB) • Bill Dyer • Gordon Fletcher • T.Fitzpatrick • Nelson Hardy • G.Harris • Larry Hedger • H.Kavanagh • Arthur OxfordNorm PopeLes Steel • A.Toby • Tom Trotter • Vic Webber(WG).

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George 13 12 0 1 1 200 98 +102 26
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 12 11 0 1 2 192 116 +76 26
3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 13 8 0 5 1 216 152 +64 18
4 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 12 6 0 6 2 157 149 +8 16
5 University colours.svg University 13 6 0 7 1 184 176 +8 14
6 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 12 4 0 8 2 174 206 -32 12
7 Glebe colours.svg Glebe 12 4 0 8 2 94 149 -55 12
8 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 13 4 0 9 1 180 236 -56 10
9 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 12 1 0 11 2 112 227 -115 6

Season summary[edit]

  • Eastern Suburbs took part in the first night rugby league match to be played in Australia. A ten aside exhibition match that was played between the two premiership finalists, Souths were victorious once again winning 10-6.

1928 Season Results[edit]

  • Premiership Round 1, 21 April 1928;

Eastern Suburbs 18 (4 Tries; 3 Goals) defeated University 14(2 Tries; 4 Goals) at the Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Semi-Final, 7 September 1928

Eastern Suburbs 26(Steel 2, Webber, H. Kavanagh, Oxford Tries; Oxford 4 Goals) defeated North Sydney 13( K. Woods, T. Murray, L. McGrath Tries; L. Carroll 2 Goals) at Wentworth Park.

With 8 minutes remaining and scores locked at 13 all, Easts' piled on three tries in quick time against an exhausted North Sydney who finished the match with just eleven men.

  • Premiership Final, 15 September 1928;

South Sydney 26( Harry Kadwell, George Treweek, Williams, Quinlivan Tries; B. Wearing 2, Quinlivivan Goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 5(Steel Try; Oxford Goal) at the Agricultural Ground. Details

References[edit]

Preceded by
1927
Season
1928
Succeeded by
1929