1914 Eastern Suburbs season

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Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 7th New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) premiership in 1914.

Details[edit]

No. Position Player
5 Australia WG Dan Frawley
9 Australia PR Larry 'Jersey' O'Malley
10 Australia HK Sid 'Sandy' Pearce
23 Australia PR Percy White
43 Australia WG Barney Dalton
45 Australia PR Bob Williams
51 Australia FB Fred Kinghorn
54 Australia PR Charlie Lees
61 Australia HB Arthur Halloway
62 Australia CE Wally Messenger
64 Australia PR D. Flannery
No. Position Player
65 Australia WG Bob Tidyman
66 Australia PR Jack Watkins
67 Australia FE Les Cubitt
69 Australia WG Claude Nicholson
72 Australia FB George Challis
73 Australia WG W. Watson
74 Australia WG W. Allmen
75 Australia WG ?. Butler
76 Australia WG ?. Martin
77 Australia WG H. McNamarra
78 Australia WG Arthur Davidson

Premiership results[edit]

  • Premiership Round 1, Saturday 2 May 1914.

Glebe 14 (2 Tries; 4 Goals) defeated Eastern Suburbs 12 (2 Tries; 3 Goals) at the Wentworth Park ground.

  • Premiership Round 2, Saturday 9 May 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 10 (2 Tries; 2 Goals) defeated Western Suburbs 2 (Goal) at Pratten Park.

  • Premiership Round 3, Saturday 16 May 1914 .

Newtown 2 (Goal) defeated Eastern Suburbs 0 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 4, Saturday 23 May 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 10 (2 Tries; 2 Goals) defeated South Sydney 4 (Horder 2 Goals) at Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 5, Saturday 30 May 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 17(3 Tries; 4 Goals) defeated North Sydney 7(Try; 2 Goals) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 6, Saturday 13 June 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 15(3 Tries; 3 Goals) defeated Annandale 5(Try; Goal) at the Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 7, Saturday 20 June 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 8(2 Tries; Goal) defeated Balmain 2 (Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 8, Saturday 11 July 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 28(4 Tries; 7 Goals; Field Goal) defeated Glebe 24(F. Burge 2, + 2 Tries; 6 Goals) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Easts managed to hold on against Glebe after leading at one stage 26-4.

  • Premiership Round 9, Saturday 18 July 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 25 (5 Tries; 5 Goals) Defeated Western Suburbs 10( 2 Tries; 2 Goals) at Agricultural Ground.

  • Premiership Round 10, Saturday 25 July 1914.

Newtown 6 (1 C. Russell, +1 Goals; 1 Field Goal) Defeated Eastern Suburbs 5(1 Try; 1 Goal) at Sydney Cricket Ground.

This was described as a thriller of a match with Newtown sneaking home in the dying minutes thanks to a penalty goal from their winger, Charles 'Boxer' Russell, who kicked a penalty goal from the sideline.

  • Premiership Round 11, Saturday 1 August 1914.

South Sydney 10(Horder, McCabe Tries; Horder 2 Goals) Defeated Eastern Suburbs 5 (1 Try; 1 Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Premiership Round 12, Saturday 8 August 1914.

Eastern Suburbs 13(3 Tries 1; Goal 1, Field Goal 1) defeated North Sydney 11(Gosper, King, O'Deane Tries; Gray Goal) at North Sydney Oval.

  • Premiership Round 13, Saturday 15 August 1914.

Annandale 16(4 Tries; 2 Goals) Defeated Eastern Suburbs 14(4 Tries; 1 Goal) at Wentworth Park.

  • Premiership Round 14, Saturday 22 August 1914.

Balmain 9(1 Try; 1 Goal; 2 Field Goals) Defeated Eastern Suburbs 2(Goal) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Table[edit]

Rank Team P W D L For Ag Diff Pts
1 South Sydney 14 11 1 2 166 79 +87 23
2 Newtown 14 11 - 3 185 111 +74 22
3 Eastern Suburbs 14 8 - 6 164 122 +42 16
4 Balmain 14 6 4 4 132 111 +21 16
5 Glebe 14 7 1 6 187 140 +47 15
6 North Sydney 14 5 1 8 158 165 -7 11
7 Western Suburbs 14 3 - 11 104 231 -127 6
8 Annandale 14 1 1 12 106 243 -137 3

For - 164

  • Tries 32
  • Goals 34

Against - 122

  • Tries 20
  • Goals 31

City Cup[edit]

City Cup Final; Eastern Suburbs 6 (W. Messenger, L. O'Malley Tries) defeated South Sydney 5 (H. Horder Try; H. Horder Goal).

Played at the Sydney Cricket Ground before 10,000 spectators, and won by Eastern Suburbs by 6 points to 5. South Sydney kicked off, and quickly had Eastern Suburbs defending. Watkins relieved the (pressure) by kicking out inside half-way, and then an usuccessful attempt to goal from a [?] by Brown. Eastern Suburbs kept their opponents hemmed in for some time, but South Sydney [?] back to neutral territory, where Lees retired and he was replaced by O’Malley. South Sydney where in a good attacking position when Brown made a poor kick at goal from the field, and Eastern Suburbs forced. A little latter Brown was offside near his own line, and Messenger kicked over the (?) strongly. Cubitt being beaten by McCabe, [?] Messenger had made an attempt to goal from a penalty, the half-time whistle sounded with the scores at 0 all. Eastern Suburbs kept South Sydney busy defending their line. Messenger carried play into the opposition sides territory, and immediately afterwards the ball shot out from a ruck over the line, and Messenger dived and scored. He failed to convert. But was then prominent in several rushes which resulted in O’Malley crossing over. Messenger failed to goal. A few minutes later Cann secured and passed to Horder, who evaded several opponents before scoring and also converting. The play was waged at a lively pace until the fulltime whistle with the score 6 points to 5.

Sydney Morning Herald

Season highlights[edit]

  • Won third grade.

References[edit]

Rugby League Tables and Statistics

Preceded by
1913
Season
1914
Succeeded by
1915