1910 NSWRL Premiership - Final

South Sydney v Newtown

RAS Showground

Sat Sep 17, 3:30pm

DRAW 4-4

Selected Final Teams

In perfect spring weather before a great crowd at the Agricultural Ground on Saturday, Newtown and South Sydney met in the final struggle for the league premiership.

The Newtown Brass Band gave their services for the occasion as 60 per centof the takings was to be devoted to charity. About 15,000 people saw South Sydney kick off with a moderate south-easter behind them. Play became strenuous from the start. A smart piece of work by Butler, McCabe and Hallet saw Souths in the ascendant but Conlln missed an easy chance at goal from a free. Souths kept up the pressure, Bulter's play being particularly clever, and the Blues were defending desperately. A couple of frees relieved Newtown somewhat und Russell made a fine but ineffectual effort at goal. Blues then forced the pace, a strong rush culminating in the ball hitting the post. After winning, their way to Blues territory a free was awarded for Russell being offside, an Davis hoisted the first score for the red and green. This infused more vim into the struggle. Blues were then penalised, and Davis kicked a beautiful goal. With four points to the bad tlie Blues threw all their energy into the fight and Souths took their turn at defensive tactics. Blues were attacking at half time when the score was - South Sydney 4 Newtown nil.

The interval was utilised to advertise the Messenger benefit match, for next Saturday, and on resuming Newtown forced the pace and while staving off the attack Souths témporarily lost the services of Levison who was carried off with in injred knee. Blues at length secured a free right in front of Souths goal for illegal tackling, but Hayes missed a simple chance it goal. Play now became rather wild and ragged, and scrums succeeded scrums without advantage to either side. Souths then pulled themselves together, and played a better game than tie blues. A free close in gave Souths another chance, but Davis failed from an easy position. It was a day of bad kicking. At last after a penod of strenuous attacking Newtown broke the ice. A free in front of goal gave Russell an easy goal. With only a short time to go play became fierce and furious. Each team was extended to the utmost and the tackling was very hard. Souths struggled down the field, and the blues sought relief in a force. More willing play followed, and Davis was sent off the field. Blues made a last desperate effort to save the day, but Souths vere equal to the occasion. Red and green flags waved joyfully and the lungs of the barrickers were extended to the utmost. A continual roar sounded round the arena, the Newtown camp-followers yelling fierce encouragement to the blues. After in-and-out play for a while W.Farmsworth did a great dodgy run and gave the Blues a last chance for victory. From a mark Russell kicked a magnificent goal, and the score was 4 all and a wild burst of cheering told that though the game was a draw Newtowwn had won the premiership

This late goal denied South Sydney a hat trick of premierships as Newtown were minor premiers and only needed a draw to claim victory. Had South Sydney won they would have kept the RAS Challenge Shield for winning it 3 times in succession.

        2-0
40 min  4-0
        4-2
        4-4

no tries
J.Davis 2 from 3, Conlin 0 from 1 goals

Crowd      15,000
Referee    B.Finegan

Final Line Up
                              T  G/A  FG

Flbk - Twiss, Frank           -  -     -
Wing - Anderson, Tommy        -  -     -
Cntr - Conlin, Arthur         -  -/1   - (c)
Cntr - Hallett, Howard        -  -     -
Cntr - Leveson, Jack          -  -     -
Wing - Hucker, Ernie          -  -     -
5/8  - McCabe, Arthur         -  -     -
Half - Butler, Arthur         -  -     -
Fwd  - Hennessy, Arthur       -  -     -
Fwd  - Butler, Harry          -  -     -
Fwd  - Rosewell, Johnny       -  -     -
Fwd  - Spence, William        -  -     -
Fwd  - Davis, Jim             -  2/3   -

                              -  2/4   -

               W D  L Diff PT
NEWTOWN       11 2  2 +168 24
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Souths        11 1  3 +207 23
Easts          9 2  3 +132 20
Balmain        8 -  6  -38 16
Glebe          6 -  8  +57 12
Annandale      5 1  8  -79 11
Norths         3 - 11 -133  6
Wests          1 - 13 -259  2
   

Judiciary News

Jim Davis was sent off

Second Grade - Final


 5-2  RASG Easts       b Newtown

               W D  L Diff PT
EASTS         12 1  1 +171 25
--
Newtown       10 1  3  +95 21
SS Federal    10 1  2 +176 21
Norths         9 -  4  +51 18
Souths         7 2  3  +55 16
Balmain        5 1  6  +22 11
Sydney         5 -  7  -55 10
Wests          4 1  7  -80  9
Annandale      2 1  8  -79  5
Glebe          2 1  8 -103  5
Belmore        2 -  9 -120  4
Mosman         - 1 10 -142  1

Third Grade - Final


15-2  Mett Sydney      b Rozelle

               W D  L B Diff PT
SYDNEY        13 1  - - +147 27
--
Rozelle       11 -  2 1  +73 24
SS Kinkora     9 1  3 -  +64 19
Waverley       9 -  4 - +117 18
Easts          8 1  3 -  +23 17
Leichhardt     8 -  4 - +112 16
Norths         7 1  4 -  +99 15
St George      6 1  5 -   +1 13
Glebe          3 2  6 1  -93 10
Souths         4 1  7 -  -22  9
Balmain        3 1  7 1  -44  9
Paddington     3 -  9 -  -67  6
Gipps          3 -  9 -  -79  6
Mosman         2 1  9 -  -40  5
Newtown        - - 11 1 -198  2
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Drummoyne      1 -  7 -  -51  2 (Withdrawn from competition after 8 rounds)

Weekend Sep 26 - Messenger Benefit Match


33-6  RASG Easts     b Newtown

Weekend Oct 1 - Munn Cup Final

Waterloo Oaks v Granville Royals

Sat Oct 1, 2:00pm

WIN

Waterloo Oaks won the match for the 3rd successive year and get to keep the Munn Cup.


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