1954 NSWRL Premiership - Grand Final

(1v2) South Sydney v Newtown

Sydney Cricket Ground

Sat Sep 18, 3:00pm

WIN 23-15

Selected Grand Final Teams

Les Brennan rushed back from his honeymoon to play in the grand final, but suffered a career ending lower back injury in the grand final where he crushed a vertibre.

Back Row: Ernie Hammerton, Bernie Purcell, Jimmy Richards, Dennis Donoghue, Les Brennan, Martin Gallagher.
Front Row: Johnny Dougherty, Greg Harwick, Les 'Chicka' Cowie, Jack Rayner (c), Clive Churchill, Ray Mason, Ian Moir.

HT   12-4

Cowie 2, Moir, Hawick, Dougherty tries
B.Purcell 4 goals

Crowd      45,759
Referee    J.O'Brien

Scrums     21-14(1H 10-9 )
Penalties   6-11(1H  3-5 )

Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk - 13 - Churchill, Clive       -  -     -
Wing - 12 - Moir, Ian              1  -     -
Cntr -  9 - Gallagher, Martin      -  -     -
Cntr -  7 - Hawick, Greg           1  -     -
Wing - 11 - Brennan, Les           -  -     -
5/8  -  8 - Dougherty, Johnny      1  -     -
Half - 21 - Mason, Ray             -  -     -
Lock -  6 - Cowie, Les             2  -     -
SRow - 18 - Purcell, Bernie        -  4     -
SRow -  4 - Rayner, Jack           -  -     - (c)
Prop -  3 - Richards, Jim          -  -     -
Hook -  2 - Hammerton, Ernie       -  -     -
Prop -  1 - Donoghue, Denis        -  -     -

                                   5  4     -

Judiciary News

No one was sent off.

Reserve Grade - Grand Final

(1v2) v Manly-Warringah, 1:40pm

LOSS 4-9

HT    9-2

no tries
Honeysett 2 goals
 
Final Line Up
                                   T  G/A  FG 

Flbk - 27 - Murdoch, D             -  -     -
Wing - 65 - Keen, K                -  -     -
Cntr - 25 - Lloyd, F               -  -     -
Cntr - 24 - Boatwright, D          -  -     -
Wing - 39 - Dornay, S              -  -     -
5/8  - 37 - Honeysett, R           -  2     -
Half - 34 - Wong, A                -  -     -
5/8  - 28 - Healey, C              -  -     -
SRow - 47 - Hogan, R               -  -     - 
SRow - 30 - Sait, R                -  -     -
Prop - 17 - Purchase, P            -  -     - 
Hook - 16 - Murray, B              -  -     -
Prop - 15 - Nilson, N              -  -     - (c)

                                   -  2     -

Third Grade - Grand Final

(1v2)v Balmain, 12:15pm

LOSS 0-4


HT    0-2

no tries
no goals

Final Line Up 
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk - 63 - Cripps, A              -  -     - 
Wing - 61 - Faris, W               -  -     -
Cntr - 38 - Floyd, W               -  -     -
Cntr - 56 - Horan, M               -  -     - 
Wing - 39 - McWilliam, B           -  -     - 
5/8  - 55 - Frost, A               -  -     -
Half - 41 - Shaw, A                -  -     -
Lock - 57 - Cottee, J              -  -     -
SRow - 46 - Wright, B              -  -     - 
SRow - 66 - Nelson, F              -  -     - 
Prop - 31 - Bell, R                -  -     - 
Hook - 32 - Purcell, C             -  -     -
Prop - 33 - Richards, R            -  -     - (c)

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