1944 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Fitzroy 1.2 4.8 6.10 9.12 (66)
Richmond 2.2 3.2 5.5 7.9 (51)

The 1944 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Fitzroy Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on 30 September 1944. It was the 48th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1944 VFL season. The match, attended by 43,000 spectators, was won by Fitzroy by a margin of 15 points, marking that club's first premiership since 1922, and its eighth (and final) premiership.

This was the last Grand Final to have two captain-coaches playing against each other.[citation needed]


B: Clen Denning Fred Hughson (c) Alan Fields
HB: Laurie Bickerton Norm Hillard Arthur O'Bryan
C: Bruce Calverley George Hoskins Noel Jarvis
HF: Stan Dawson Stan Wright Noel Price
F: Maurie Hearn Ken Sier Keith Stackpole
Foll: Bert Clay Jack Symons Allan Ruthven
Reserve(s): Dan Murray
Coach: Fred Hughson
B: Max Oppy George Smeaton Charlie Priestley
HB: Bernie Waldron Leo Maguire Bill Perkins
C: Leo Merrett Fred Cook Bert Edwards
HF: Arthur Mooney Brian Randall Les Jones
F: Bob Bawden Jack Scott Fred Burge
Foll: Jack Dyer (c) Bill Morris Bill Wilson
Reserve(s): Keith Cook
Coach: Jack Dyer
  • Umpire - Eric Hawkins




  • K Sier 3
  • K Stackpole 2
  • B Calverley 1
  • A Ruthven 1
  • J Symons 1
  • S Wright 1


  • B Wilson 3
  • B Randall 2
  • F Burge 1
  • J Dyer 1


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