Bill Brew

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William ‘Bill’ Brew (1918 - 11 July 1941) was a rugby league player in the Australian competition the New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL) in the years 1940 and 1941.

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.

References[edit]

  • History Of The NSW Rugby League Finals; Steve Haddan
  • RL1908.com; Sean Fagan