Talk:1909 NSWRFL season

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BetacommandBot (talk) 15:30, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Changed Infobox[edit]

Changed the infobox from 'rugby league season' to 'rugby football league season', copied data from old box and added more appropriate data. The latter template allows more first grade information, and 2nd grade and 3rd grade results to be recorded in the infobox.
Nhoj1898 (talk) 03:43, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Lower Grades[edit]

Added a Second Grade section based on research utilising the National Library of Australia's Trove website. It appears that Western Suburbs withdrew with three matches to play. Also, I've not been able to find, using Trove's excellent search functionality, the results of five second grade matches. 1909 lower grade results were published in the Sydney Moring Herald, the Evening News and the Sunday Times, although not every week. It is possible that the missing results are in other newspapers, albeit unlikely. The mock competition table has been included as it seems easier to present my findings that way, rather than a lengthy description.
Intending to add a third grade section soon.
Nhoj1898 (talk) 14:23, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

I have undertaken further research by going through microfilm copies of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Sun which are available at the State Library of NSW but are not yet on Trove. I found results for the five "missing" Second Grade matches. Whilst a few more Third Grade results were found on microfilm, there are still nine matches that are listed as fixtures, for which I was unable to locate a result. Two of the nine, those due to be played on May 15, 1909. might have been postponed to a later date. Perhaps Newtown, having forfeited to South Sydney Federal, were given a second chance on May 15, but again failed to muster a team.
Today's update reflects that research, clarifying Second Grade, but only partially improving the understanding of how the Third Grade competition played out. Nhoj1898 (talk) 12:32, 29 May 2016 (UTC)