1937 NSWRFL season

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1937 New South Wales Rugby Football League
Teams 9
Premiers Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs (7th title)
Minor premiers Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs (8th title)
Matches played 36
Points scored 1088 (total)
30.222 (per match)
Top point scorer(s) Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Jack Beaton (56)
Top try scorer(s) Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Fred Tottey (10)

The 1937 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the 30th season of the Sydney, New South Wales-based top-grade rugby league football club competition, Australia's first. Nine teams from across the city contested the premiership during the season, which lasted from April until June, with Eastern Suburbs being crowned champions.[1]

Season summary[edit]

The season only lasted eight rounds in 1937 due to the Kangaroo tour, and used a 'first past the post' system to determine the premiers. There were no Finals. The second half of the season was taken up with a City Cup competition.

Eastern Suburbs won their 7th Premiership going through the season undefeated - a feat achieved by teams in only five other seasons before or since. Having won only two matches in four years, the University club withdrew voluntarily from the premiership at the end of the season.

Teams[edit]

This season was University's last.[2]

Balmain home jersey 1908.svg
Balmain
30th season
Ground: Leichhardt Oval
Coach:
Captain:
Canterbury home jersey 1935.svg
Canterbury-Bankstown
3rd season
Ground: Belmore Oval
Coach: George Mason
Captain: Alan Brady
Eastern Suburbs
30th season
Ground:
Coach:
Captain:
Newtown Jets home jersey 1908.svg
Newtown
30th season
Ground:Henson Park
Coach: Bill Kelly
Captain:
North Sydney Bears home jersey 1932.svg
North Sydney
30th season
Ground:
Coach:
Captain:
South Sydney
30th season
Ground:
Coach:
Captain:
St. George
17th season
Ground: Earl Park
Coach: Peter Burge
Captain:
University home jersey 1925.svg
University
season
Ground:
Coach:
Captain:
Western Suburbs
30th season
Ground:
Coach:
Captain:

Ladder[edit]

The geographical locations of the teams that contested the 1937 premiership across Sydney.
Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 8 6 2 0 1 187 56 +131 16
2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 8 5 1 2 1 264 58 +106 13
3 St. George colours.svg St. George 8 5 1 2 1 151 92 +59 13
4 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 8 4 0 4 1 144 126 +18 10
5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury 8 4 0 4 1 98 91 +7 10
6 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 8 4 0 4 1 115 136 -21 10
7 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 8 3 0 5 1 84 94 -10 8
8 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 8 3 0 5 1 104 126 -22 8
9 University colours.svg University 8 0 0 8 1 44 309 -265 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premiership Roll of Honour at rl1908.com
  2. ^ "History of the Premiership". centenaryofrugbyleague.com.au. Australian Rugby League. Retrieved 21 October 2013.