NSW Rugby League Lower Grade Expansion

27th April 1910

After the successful Kangaroos v Wallabies series, we have seen expansion in Newcastle and Annandale join the League.

But most noticable is the increase in numbers 2nd and 3rd grades participating in this years competition. 12 teams will partipate in Second Grade. 16 teams will particpate in Third Grade.

Third Grade Premiers South Sydney Federals Promoted

Just as in 1909 the Third Grade Premiers affliliate club South Sydney Federals have been promoted into Second Grade.

Two new Second Grade clubs

Rugby League continues to expand. With two new clubs Mosman and Belmore joining the competition. Annandale will also fielda second grade club.

New Third Grade Allifilate Club South Sydney Kinkora

With the South Sydney federals clubs stepping up into Second Grade a new affiliate club South Sydney Kinkora has stepped in to fill the void.

Five new Third Grade clubs

Two years after the infamous Rockdale Town Hall meeting St George has joined rugby league as a Third Grade club. Also joining are Gipps, Paddington, Waverly and Leichhardt join the competition. While Mosman will also field a Third Grade team.

New Juniors Compeition - President's Cup

Also at the last meeting of the NSW Rugby League General Committee, president, Mr. J. Joynton Smith, added the granting of the request by donating a cup for a Inter-district Junior competition the trophy to be known as "The President's Cup," to bo competed for by the combined teams from the various Junior Leagues.

Last Munn Cup

Two years ago Mr. W.F.Munn presented the League with a silver cup for competition amongst the Juniors, to promote District matches. Owing to the scarcity of Junior Leagues, the cup has so far been competed for by the premier clubs of Balmain and South Sydney only. Waterloo Oaks won it on each occasion, and have requested the League to continue the present system for at least this season, maintaining that as they have, two 'legs-in' for it, they should be allowed the opportunity of winning it outright.


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