1941 Eastern Suburbs season

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The 1941 Eastern Suburbs season was the 34th in the club's history. They competed in the New South Wales Rugby Football League's 1941 premiership, finishing regular season 1st (out of 8) to claim the club's 10th minor premiership. Easts then progressed to the premiership final which was lost to St. George.

Details[edit]

The line-up for the 1940 season contained:- Jack Arnold, W. Bamford, D.Bartlett, Dave Brown, Bill Brew, John Clarke, Percy Dermond, Dick Dunn, Don Gulliver, Noel Hollingdale, Sel Lisle, Fred May, Larry O'Shea, Joe Pearce, Ray Stehr, Brian Walsh.

Results[edit]

Premiership Round 1, Saturday 19 April 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 14 beat South Sydney 12 at Sydney Sports Ground.

Premiership Round 2, Saturday 26 April 1941. Eastern Suburbs 16 beat Western Suburbs 13 at Sydney Cricket Ground.


Premiership Round 3, Saturday 3 May 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 16 beat North Sydney 7 at North Sydney Oval.


Premiership Round 4, Saturday 10 May 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 25 beat Balmain 8 at Sydney Sports Ground.


Premiership Round 5, Saturday 17 May

Eastern Suburbs 13 beat Canterbury Bankstown 2 at Sydney Cricket Ground.


Premiership Round 6, Saturday 24 May 1941.

Newtown 4 beat Eastern Suburbs 3 at Henson Park.


Premiership Round 7, Saturday 31 June 1941.

St George 16 beat Eastern Suburbs 10 at Sydney Sports Ground.


Premiership Round 8, Saturday 21 June 1941.

South Sydney 22 beat Eastern Suburbs 15 at Sydney Sports Ground.


Premiership Round 9, Saturday 28 June 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 15 beat Western Suburbs 3 at Pratten Park.


Premiership Round 10, Sunday 6 July 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 24 beat North Sydney 3 at Trumper Park.


Premiership Round 11, Saturday 12 July 1941.

Balmain 19 beat Eastern Suburbs 12 at Sydney Sports Ground.


Premiership Round 12, Saturday 26 July 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 23( Tries ?; Goals ?, Dave Brown 6) beat Newtown 20 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Easts were down 20 to 5 at half time. Dave Brown is said to have led a second half revival with a near faultless goal kicking display.


Premiership Round 13, Saturday 2 July 1941.

St George 20 beat Eastern Suburbs 16 at Hurstville Oval.


Premiership Round 14, Saturday 9 August 1941.

Eastern Suburbs 15 beat Canterbury Bankstown 11 at Belmore Oval.

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 14 9 0 5 217 160 +57 18
2 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 14 9 0 5 243 205 +38 18
3 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 14 9 0 5 205 182 +23 18
4 St. George colours.svg St. George 14 8 1 5 307 248 +59 17
5 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 14 6 2 6 219 242 -23 14
6 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 14 6 0 8 247 226 +21 12
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 14 4 0 10 193 277 -84 8
8 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 14 3 1 10 171 262 -91 7

Highlights[edit]

  • Dave Brown announced his retirement at the end of the season.

References[edit]