A promising young centre. William Brew, or Bill as he was known, Played for the Eastern Suburbs club. A try scorer in the Easts’ premiership winning side that defeated Canterbury Bankstown, in 1940. Brew made his 1st grade debut in the previous weeks semi-final against St George, when he was brought into the side as a replacement for the injured Dave Brown.
The young centre's death came less than a year later. He died after contracting meningitis, following a match against an ‘invitational’ army side.
- History Of The NSW Rugby League Finals; Steve Haddan
- RL1908.com; Sean Fagan