1932 NSWRFL season


1932 NSWRFL season
1932 NSWRFL season
Teams 8
Premiers South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney (11th title)
Minor premiers South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney (9th title)
Matches played 60
Points scored 1810 (total)
30.167 (per match)
Top point scorer(s) Western Suburbs colours.svg Les Mead (104 points)
Top try scorer(s) Western Suburbs colours.svg Alan Ridley (18 tries)

The 1932 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-fifth season Sydney's top-level rugby league football competition, Australia's first. During the season, which lasted from April until September, eight teams from across the city contested the premiership, culminating in South Sydney's victory over Western Suburbss in the final.[1][2]

Contents

Teams

  • Balmain, formed on January 23, 1908 at Balmain Town Hall
  • Eastern Suburbs, formed on January 24, 1908 at Paddington Town Hall
  • Newtown, formed on January 14, 1908
  • North Sydney, formed on February 7, 1908
  • South Sydney, formed on January 17, 1908 at Redfern Town Hall
  • St. George, formed on November 8, 1920 at Kogarah School of Arts
  • Western Suburbs, formed on February 4, 1908
  • University, formed in 1919 at Sydney University
Balmain home jersey 1908.svg
Balmain
Eastern Suburbs home jersey 1914.svg
Eastern Suburbs
Newtown Jets home jersey 1908.svg
Newtown
North Sydney Bears home jersey 1932.svg
North Sydney
St. George home jersey 1921.svg
St. George
South Sydney home jersey 1908.svg
South Sydney
University home jersey 1925.svg
University
Western Suburbs home jersey 1916.svg
Western Suburbs

Ladder

The geographical locations of the teams that contested the 1932 premiership across Sydney.
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 14 13 0 1 292 130 +162 26
2 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 14 11 0 3 321 156 +165 22
3 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 14 9 0 5 253 133 +120 18
4 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 14 7 1 6 204 227 -23 15
5 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 14 7 0 7 201 251 -50 14
6 St. George colours.svg St. George 14 4 1 9 140 203 -63 9
7 University colours.svg University 14 2 0 12 134 275 -141 4
8 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 14 2 0 12 147 317 -170 4

Finals

In the two semi finals, the top two ranked teams South Sydney and Western Suburbs beat their lower-ranked opponents Eastern Suburbs and Balmain, respectively. The two winners then played in a final in which favourites and minor premiers South Sydney were beaten by Western Suburbs. However the finals system set in place then forced the final to be replayed, in what was known as the "Right of Challenge". This system ensured that in the event that the minor premiers lost in either the first or second round of the finals, then they would be given a second chance no matter what in what would later become the final premiership decider.

  Semi-finals Final
3 September 1932 - Sports Ground
  South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 26  
  Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 8  
 
17 September 1932 - Sports Ground
      South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 8
    Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 23
10 September 1932 - Sports Ground[3]
  Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 15
  Balmain colours.svg Balmain 7  

Grand Final

Western Suburbs Position South Sydney
Frank McMillan FB Albert Spillane
Alan Ridley WG Benny Wearing
Cliff Pearce CE Alby Black
Ray Morris CE Paddy Maher
Harry Rankine WG Jack Why
Les Mead FE Jim Deeley
Jack McGlinn HB Percy Williams
Cecil Rhodes PR Eddie Root
Bob Lindfield HK Jack Peterson
Bill Brogan (c) PR Frank Curran
Charlie Cornwell SR George Treweek (c)
Bill "Bricky" Ryan SR Frank O'Connor
Frank Sponberg LK Eric Lewis
Jim Craig Coach Charlie Lynch

In the replay, South Sydney beat Western Suburbs 19-12 to take away their seventh premiership in eight years.

The match was played Saturday 24 September 1932 at the Sydney Sports Ground and refereed by Lal Deane before a crowd of 16,925. It was a titanic battle in which Souths led 9-2 at half-time before Wests fought back to level at 12-12. Minutes from full-time a towering penalty goal by Benny Wearing edged Souths ahead 14-12 before they closed out the game with a converted try by Eric Lewis.

The Whiticker/Collis reference quotes a rather prosaic Labor Daily [4] in praise of both sides: "The ebb and flow of the grand final thrilled thousands who saw a great battle. A battle of the gladiators, fighting till their lungs seemed only fit to burst, while over 16,000 people hearts beating wildly to the thump of running feet, looked on gasping, cheering and rising from their seats in sheer delight".

South Sydney 19 (Tries: J Why, A Black, E Lewis. Goals: Benny Wearing 4, Percy Williams)

Western Suburbs 12 (Tries: A Ridley, H Rankine. Goals Les Mead )

References

  1. ^ Premiership Roll of Honour at rl1908.com
  2. ^ Results: 1931-40 at rabbitohs.com.au
  3. ^ ""Souths" v "Wests" in Final". The Sydney Mail (Australia): pp. 31. 1932-09-14. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gacQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PpYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6278,2986427. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Whiticker & Collis p 36"

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