1954 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the th New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL) premiership in 1954.

Details[edit]

  • Lineup - Ray Armstrong, Ferris Ashton(Capt-Coach), John Bell, Ron Booth, Danny Byrnes, Kevin Byrne, Ray Chadwick, Ray Christopher, Charlie Cooksley, Kevin Clark, W.Dowsley, Kevin Doyle, Terry Fearnley, Jack Gibson, Ken Hunter, Ray Hyde, Tommy Kaine, Frank Lawrence, H.Lewis, R.Maloney, K.McDonald, Frank Murphy, Paul Plyers, Barry Russell, K.Small, Fred Smith, Ron Sudlow, Alan Wilson.

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 18 15 2 1 439 215 +224 32
2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 18 14 1 3 473 255 +218 29
3 St. George colours.svg St. George 18 11 1 6 345 292 +53 23
4 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 18 10 2 6 415 320 +95 22
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 18 10 1 7 391 343 +48 21
6 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 18 9 1 8 346 345 +1 19
7 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 18 6 1 11 287 374 -87 13
8 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 18 4 0 14 233 465 -232 8
9 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg EASTERN SUBURBS 18 3 1 14 257 493 -236 7
10 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 18 3 0 15 282 366 -84 6

Season summary[edit]

  • 1954 saw the introduction of the famous Eastern Suburbs 'v' style of jersey which was modeled on the French design.
  • One of the few highlights of the year was beating traditional rivals and eventual competition winners South Sydney 26-25 in round 6.

References[edit]

Rugby League Tables and Statistics

Preceded by
1953
Season
1954
Succeeded by
1955