Annandale

After having words with the rugby union heirachy, the Annandale rugby union club switched to league and joined the competition in 1910, replacing Newcastle. They played in the competition for 11 seasons until 1920, when they were kickout out for being too rough. They were never a very successful club, winning just 25 of their 153 games, and taking out the wooden spoon 4 times. Their best finish was 5th out of eight teams in 1911.

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1910-1920)

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Balmain                21   4   1  16   127   358  -231  0.43
  Birchgrove Oval      15   3   1  11    91   260  -169  0.47
  Wentworth Park        6   1   0   5    36    98   -62  0.33
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Eastern Suburbs        22   1   1  20   146   415  -269  0.14
  Wentworth Park        9   1   0   8    68   147   -79  0.22
  Metters Sports Ground
                        1   0   1   0    12    12     0  1.00
  Agricultural Ground   7   0   0   7    38   144  -106  0.00
  SSG                   1   0   0   1     7     8    -1  0.00
  Hampden               1   0   0   1     3    32   -29  0.00
  SCG                   1   0   0   1     8    15    -7  0.00
  SCG no.2              2   0   0   2    10    57   -47  0.00
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Glebe                  22   1   0  21   116   485  -369  0.09
  Wentworth Park       20   1   0  19   105   396  -291  0.10
  Birchgrove Oval       2   0   0   2    11    89   -78  0.00
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North Sydney           22   8   1  13   226   299   -73  0.77
  North Sydney Oval    17   5   1  11   166   263   -97  0.65
  Wentworth Park        5   3   0   2    60    36    24  1.20
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Newtown                22   2   1  19   123   334  -211  0.23
  Wentworth Park       15   2   1  12    92   211  -119  0.33
  Metters Sports Ground
                        1   0   0   1     2    19   -17  0.00
  Erskineville Oval     4   0   0   4    18    75   -57  0.00
  Birchgrove Oval       2   0   0   2    11    29   -18  0.00
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South Sydney           21   1   1  19   135   356  -221  0.14
  Agricultural Ground   5   0   0   5    27    91   -64  0.00
  Wentworth Park        7   0   1   6    69   145   -76  0.14
  SSG                   6   0   0   6    26    83   -57  0.00
  Erskineville Oval     2   1   0   1     8    12    -4  1.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     5    25   -20  0.00
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University              1   0   0   1     8    13    -5  0.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     8    13    -5  0.00
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Western Suburbs        22   8   1  13   184   323  -139  0.77
  St Luke's Park        8   4   1   3    72   107   -35  1.13
  Wentworth Park        6   3   0   3    70    54    16  1.00
  Pratten Park          5   1   0   4    35   129   -94  0.40
  Goulburn              1   0   0   1     4     6    -2  0.00
  Erskineville Oval     1   0   0   1     3     5    -2  0.00
  Parramatta            1   0   0   1     0    22   -22  0.00
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TOTAL                 153  25   6 122  1065  2583 -1518  0.37
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Cumberland

Cumberland joined the competition in 1908, in time for the second round. They won one of their 8 games and finished with the wooden spoon. At the end of the year they merged with Western Suburbs.

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1908)

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Balmain                 1   0   0   1     4    16   -12  0.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     4    16   -12  0.00
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Eastern Suburbs         1   0   0   1     5    26   -21  0.00
  Agricultural Ground   1   0   0   1     5    26   -21  0.00
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Glebe                   1   0   0   1     7    22   -15  0.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1     7    22   -15  0.00
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Newcastle               1   0   0   1     0    37   -37  0.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1     0    37   -37  0.00
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North Sydney            1   0   0   1     0    45   -45  0.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1     0    45   -45  0.00
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Newtown                 1   0   0   1     6    16   -10  0.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     6    16   -10  0.00
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South Sydney            1   0   0   1     2    23   -21  0.00
  Agricultural Ground   1   0   0   1     2    23   -21  0.00
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Western Suburbs         1   1   0   0    14     6     8  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   1   0   0    14     6     8  2.00
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TOTAL                   8   1   0   7    38   191  -153  0.25
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Glebe

Glebe were one of the founding clubs, and are believed to have been the first Australian rugby league club. They never won a premiership--the closest they came being in 1911 when they took out the minor premiership, but were beaten in the grand final by Easts.

Glebe were thrown out of the competition at the end of 1929 because of their lack of a home ground and junior clubs.

Honours -- Club

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1908-1929)

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Annandale              22  21   0   1   485   116   369  1.91
  Birchgrove Oval       2   2   0   0    89    11    78  2.00
  Wentworth Park       20  19   0   1   396   105   291  1.90
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Balmain                40  20   1  19   435   425    10  1.03
  Agricultural Ground   8   2   0   6    67    83   -16  0.50
  Birchgrove Oval      13   6   0   7   156   174   -18  0.92
  SCG                   2   2   0   0    25    13    12  2.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  3   1   0   2    31    37    -6  0.67
  Wentworth Park       14   9   1   4   156   118    38  1.36
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Cumberland              1   1   0   0    22     7    15  2.00
  Wentworth Park        1   1   0   0    22     7    15  2.00
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Eastern Suburbs        42  16   3  23   450   569  -119  0.83
  Agricultural Ground  16   4   1  11   150   243   -93  0.56
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     3    13   -10  0.00
  Hampden               1   1   0   0    13     5     8  2.00
  SCG                   9   4   0   5   136   140    -4  0.89
  Sydney Sports Ground  4   1   0   3    46    53    -7  0.50
  Wentworth Park       11   6   2   3   102   115   -13  1.27
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Newcastle               2   1   0   1    16    31   -15  1.00
  Wentworth Park        2   1   0   1    16    31   -15  1.00
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North Sydney           39  25   1  13   686   441   245  1.31
  Birchgrove Oval       2   1   0   1    17    21    -4  1.00
  North Sydney Oval    13   7   1   5   216   159    57  1.15
  SCG                   4   2   0   2    48    79   -31  1.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  2   0   0   2    14    29   -15  0.00
  Wentworth Park       18  15   0   3   391   153   238  1.67
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Newtown                40  25   0  15   499   397   102  1.25
  Agricultural Ground   3   2   0   1    33    40    -7  1.33
  Erskineville Oval     2   0   0   2    14    46   -32  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     7   4   0   3    77    72     5  1.14
  Metters Sports Ground 1   1   0   0    21     3    18  2.00
  North Sydney Oval     1   0   0   1     4    17   -13  0.00
  SCG                   5   4   0   1    81    78     3  1.60
  Sydney Sports Ground  2   2   0   0    35    21    14  2.00
  Wentworth Park       19  12   0   7   234   120   114  1.26
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St George              15   7   0   8   187   203   -16  0.93
  Birchgrove Oval       2   1   0   1    21    22    -1  1.00
  Earl Park             4   1   0   3    42    82   -40  0.50
  Pratten Park          1   1   0   0    15     5    10  2.00
  SCG                   2   0   0   2    20    32   -12  0.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  2   2   0   0    45     3    42  2.00
  Wentworth Park        4   2   0   2    44    59   -15  1.00
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South Sydney           42  15   0  27   350   615  -265  0.71
  Agricultural Ground   9   3   0   6    80   136   -56  0.67
  SCG                  12   3   0   9   101   175   -74  0.50
  Sydney Sports Ground  8   5   0   3    69    99   -30  1.25
  Wentworth Park       13   4   0   9   100   205  -105  0.62
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University             16  10   1   5   242   164    78  1.31
  Agricultural Ground   1   1   0   0    41     0    41  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       3   3   0   0    92    28    64  2.00
  Marrickville Oval     1   0   0   1     5    13    -8  0.00
  SCG                   3   1   0   2    14    42   -28  0.67
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   1   0   0     8     0     8  2.00
  Wentworth Park        7   4   1   2    82    81     1  1.29
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Western Suburbs        38  22   0  16   594   397   197  1.16
  Agricultural Ground   3   2   0   1    45    19    26  1.33
  Pratten Park          9   3   0   6   105   131   -26  0.67
  St Luke's Park        1   1   0   0    22    10    12  2.00
  SCG                   4   2   0   2    39    33     6  1.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   1   0   0     8     0     8  2.00
  Wentworth Park       20  13   0   7   375   204   171  1.30
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TOTAL                 297 163   6 128  3966  3365   601  1.12
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Hunter Mariners

The Hunter Mariners were a team created by Super League to represent Newcastle in their competition. Super League initially wanted the Knights, but they chose to stay loyal to the ARL, and so it created a new team rather than forgo the support of one of league's heartlands.

The major problem facing the Mariners from the outset was lack of support. Newcastle were very pro-ARL, and the majority of Novocastrians saw them as an unwanted imposition and a threat to the local team. Despite good marketing, blanket advertising, and good onfield performances--they won eight of their nine home games, and made the final of the World Club Challenge--they just couldn't draw a crowd.

With the compromise between the ARL and SL, the Mariners became the unwanted team. After attempting to merge with the Gold Coast they disbanded.

Last One Year

      PL WN DR LS BY  FOR  AGA  DIF PTS   PLACE  FINAL
Coach: Graham Murray
1997  18  7  0 11  -  350  363  -13  14    6/10

Honours

None.

Records

First Grade Premiership record (1997)

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Adelaide Rams           2   1   0   1    18    12     6  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    10     2     8  2.00
  Adelaide Oval         1   0   0   1     8    10    -2  0.00
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Auckland                2   1   0   1    32    28     4  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    18    10     8  2.00
  Ericsson Stadium      1   0   0   1    14    18    -4  0.00
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Brisbane                2   1   0   1    40    40     0  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    24     6    18  2.00
  ANZ Stadium           1   0   0   1    16    34   -18  0.00
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Canberra                2   1   0   1    28    30    -2  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    16    12     4  2.00
  Bruce Stadium         1   0   0   1    12    18    -6  0.00
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Canterbury              2   0   0   2    52    68   -16  0.00
  Topper Stadium        1   0   0   1    16    20    -4  0.00
  Belmore               1   0   0   1    36    48   -12  0.00
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Cronulla                2   0   0   2    16    54   -38  0.00
  Topper Stadium        1   0   0   1    16    28   -12  0.00
  Shark Park            1   0   0   1     0    26   -26  0.00
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North Queensland        2   1   0   1    52    43     9  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    38    10    28  2.00
  Stockland Stadium     1   0   0   1    14    33   -19  0.00
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Penrith                 2   1   0   1    54    42    12  1.00
  Topper Stadium        2   1   0   1    54    42    12  1.00
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Western Reds            2   1   0   1    58    46    12  1.00
  Topper Stadium        1   1   0   0    36    16    20  2.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1    22    30    -8  0.00
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TOTAL                  18   7   0  11   350   363   -13  0.78
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Newcastle

A team from Newcastle played in the Sydney Premiership in 1908-09, figuring in the 1909 semifinals. After two years they withdrew to form the Newcastle Premiership.

See also Newcastle Knights.

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1908-1909)

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Balmain                 3   1   0   2    35    19    16  0.67
  Birchgrove Oval       3   1   0   2    35    19    16  0.67
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Cumberland              1   1   0   0    37     0    37  2.00
  Wentworth Park        1   1   0   0    37     0    37  2.00
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Eastern Suburbs         2   0   0   2    33    52   -19  0.00
  Agricultural Ground   1   0   0   1    17    34   -17  0.00
  Newcastle Showground  1   0   0   1    16    18    -2  0.00
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Glebe                   2   1   0   1    31    16    15  1.00
  Wentworth Park        2   1   0   1    31    16    15  1.00
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North Sydney            2   1   0   1    23    28    -5  1.00
  Agricultural Ground   1   1   0   0    14     7     7  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     9    21   -12  0.00
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Newtown                 2   1   0   1    22    21     1  1.00
  Agricultural Ground   2   1   0   1    22    21     1  1.00
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South Sydney            5   1   0   4    28    86   -58  0.40
  Agricultural Ground   3   0   0   3    20    78   -58  0.00
  Newcastle Showground  1   1   0   0     5     0     5  2.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1     3     8    -5  0.00
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Western Suburbs         3   3   0   0    86     7    79  2.00
  Agricultural Ground   2   2   0   0    52     7    45  2.00
  Newcastle Showground  1   1   0   0    34     0    34  2.00
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TOTAL                  20   9   0  11   295   229    66  0.90
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Newtown

Newtown were one of the eight founding clubs. They played in the competition until the end of 1983, when financial difficulties led to their being dropped. They now play in the Sydney Metropolitan Cup.

Honours -- Club

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1908-1983)

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Annandale              22  19   1   2   334   123   211  1.77
  Wentworth Park       15  12   1   2   211    92   119  1.67
  Metters Sports Ground
                        1   1   0   0    19     2    17  2.00
  Erskineville Oval     4   4   0   0    75    18    57  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       2   2   0   0    29    11    18  2.00
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Balmain               151  61   9  81  2089  2374  -285  0.87
  Birchgrove Oval      19   8   3   8   212   240   -28  1.00
  Metters Sports Ground
                        3   2   0   1    36    25    11  1.33
  Erskineville Oval     8   4   1   3   132   128     4  1.13
  Wentworth Park        5   0   1   4    52    76   -24  0.20
  SCG                  29   9   2  18   398   447   -49  0.69
  SSG                   7   2   1   4    97   127   -30  0.71
  Agricultural Ground   1   1   0   0    16     9     7  2.00
  Marrickville Oval    11   5   0   6   152   141    11  0.91
  Drummoyne Oval        2   2   0   0    38    22    16  2.00
  Leichhardt Oval      32  11   1  20   416   559  -143  0.72
  Henson Park          33  17   0  16   536   585   -49  1.03
  Redfern Oval          1   0   0   1     4    15   -11  0.00
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Canberra                4   2   0   2    74    54    20  1.00
  Seiffert Oval         2   0   0   2    23    43   -20  0.00
  Henson Park           1   1   0   0    42     5    37  2.00
  Campbelltown          1   1   0   0     9     6     3  2.00
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Canterbury            101  53   6  42  1569  1507    62  1.11
  Marrickville Oval     2   2   0   0    71    23    48  2.00
  SCG                  10   5   0   5   164   143    21  1.00
  Belmore              41  19   4  18   624   645   -21  1.02
  Henson Park          37  20   1  16   543   544    -1  1.11
  Erskineville Oval     7   4   1   2   102   105    -3  1.29
  SSG                   4   3   0   1    65    47    18  1.50
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Cronulla               35  13   1  21   470   654  -184  0.77
  Henson Park          13   9   0   4   201   160    41  1.38
  Sutherland Oval       1   1   0   0    22     9    13  2.00
  Shark Park           16   3   1  12   183   353  -170  0.44
  SSG                   1   0   0   1    12    33   -21  0.00
  SCG                   3   0   0   3    28    73   -45  0.00
  Campbelltown          1   0   0   1    24    26    -2  0.00
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Cumberland              1   1   0   0    16     6    10  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   1   0   0    16     6    10  2.00
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Eastern Suburbs       147  56   9  82  1938  2402  -464  0.82
  Wentworth Park        3   2   0   1    36    47   -11  1.33
  Agricultural Ground  11   2   2   7    96   157   -61  0.55
  Metters Sports Ground 1   0   1   0     4     4     0  1.00
  SSG                  43  13   2  28   511   722  -211  0.65
  SCG                  35  15   1  19   457   603  -146  0.89
  SCG no.2              1   0   0   1     5    25   -20  0.00
  Marrickville Oval    11   2   0   9    99   195   -96  0.36
  Trumper Park          1   0   0   1     9    23   -14  0.00
  Henson Park          35  17   3  15   589   520    69  1.06
  Pratten Park          1   1   0   0    26    18     8  2.00
  Erskineville Oval     5   4   0   1   106    88    18  1.60
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Glebe                  40  15   0  25   397   499  -102  0.75
  Wentworth Park       19   7   0  12   120   234  -114  0.74
  Metters Sports Ground
                        1   0   0   1     3    21   -18  0.00
  Erskineville Oval     2   2   0   0    46    14    32  2.00
  Agricultural Ground   3   1   0   2    40    33     7  0.67
  SCG                   5   1   0   4    78    81    -3  0.40
  SSG                   2   0   0   2    21    35   -14  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     7   3   0   4    72    77    -5  0.86
  North Sydney Oval     1   1   0   0    17     4    13  2.00
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Illawarra               4   3   0   1    98    53    45  1.50
  Henson Park           1   1   0   0    51     0    51  2.00
  WIN Stadium           2   2   0   0    39    28    11  2.00
  Campbelltown          1   0   0   1     8    25   -17  0.00
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Manly Warringah        77  28   2  47  1022  1281  -259  0.75
  Erskineville Oval     7   7   0   0   178    74   104  2.00
  Brookvale Oval       33   8   1  24   387   678  -291  0.52
  SCG                  10   5   0   5   184   119    65  1.00
  Henson Park          25   7   1  17   254   385  -131  0.60
  SSG                   2   1   0   1    19    25    -6  1.00
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Newcastle               2   1   0   1    21    22    -1  1.00
  Agricultural Ground   2   1   0   1    21    22    -1  1.00
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North Sydney          150  78  11  61  2292  2034   258  1.11
  Wentworth Park        2   1   0   1    13    19    -6  1.00
  Birchgrove Oval       2   0   1   1    10    31   -21  0.50
  North Sydney Oval    68  35   6  27  1026   965    61  1.12
  Metters Sports Ground
                        3   3   0   0    68    17    51  2.00
  Erskineville Oval    13   6   1   6   200   158    42  1.00
  SSG                   8   4   0   4   104   109    -5  1.00
  Marrickville Oval     8   5   0   3   117    70    47  1.25
  SCG                  12   8   1   3   230   170    60  1.42
  Henson Park          33  16   2  15   524   471    53  1.03
  Redfern Oval          1   0   0   1     0    24   -24  0.00
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Parramatta             76  39   2  35  1225  1374  -149  1.05
  Parramatta            3   2   0   1    70    60    10  1.33
  Erskineville Oval     7   5   1   1   158    90    68  1.57
  SCG                   4   1   0   3    48    48     0  0.50
  Cumberland Oval      31  15   1  15   507   590   -83  1.00
  Henson Park          26  16   0  10   406   416   -10  1.23
  SSG                   2   0   0   2    18    26    -8  0.00
  Belmore               2   0   0   2     4    90   -86  0.00
  Campbelltown          1   0   0   1    14    54   -40  0.00
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Penrith                34  18   3  13   636   491   145  1.15
  Penrith              17   7   3   7   287   265    22  1.00
  Henson Park          16  10   0   6   315   218    97  1.25
  Campbelltown          1   1   0   0    34     8    26  2.00
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St George             129  45   5  79  1808  2397  -589  0.74
  SSG                   7   4   0   3    89    70    19  1.14
  Marrickville Oval    11   7   0   4   169   134    35  1.27
  Pratten Park          1   0   1   0    25    25     0  1.00
  Earl Park            13   5   1   7   132   178   -46  0.85
  SCG                  36  13   2  21   563   614   -51  0.78
  Henson Park          27   6   0  21   334   583  -249  0.44
  Hurstville Oval       4   3   0   1    83    67    16  1.50
  Erskineville Oval     5   3   0   2    96    93     3  1.20
  Kogarah              25   4   1  20   317   633  -316  0.36
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South Sydney          153  56   7  90  2082  2510  -428  0.78
  Agricultural Ground  13   4   3   6   100   153   -53  0.85
  SSG                  26  10   1  15   383   403   -20  0.81
  SCG                  35  14   1  20   515   604   -89  0.83
  Erskineville Oval     4   2   1   1    46    53    -7  1.25
  SCG no.2              1   0   0   1     7    25   -18  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     9   1   0   8   111   161   -50  0.22
  Pratten Park          3   1   0   2    59    48    11  0.67
  Henson Park          33  14   1  18   514   552   -38  0.88
  Earl Park             1   0   0   1     8    13    -5  0.00
  Redfern Oval         28  10   0  18   339   498  -159  0.71
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University             32  21   1  10   538   322   216  1.34
  Birchgrove Oval       1   1   0   0    30     4    26  2.00
  Marrickville Oval    21  15   1   5   324   186   138  1.48
  SCG                   1   0   0   1     8    11    -3  0.00
  SSG                   1   1   0   0    18    10     8  2.00
  Pratten Park          1   0   0   1    10    14    -4  0.00
  Wentworth Park        2   0   0   2    26    50   -24  0.00
  Earl Park             2   1   0   1    35    34     1  1.00
  Henson Park           3   3   0   0    87    13    74  2.00
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Western Suburbs       147  74   3  70  2226  2142    84  1.03
  Wentworth Park        3   1   0   2    24    29    -5  0.67
  Agricultural Ground   3   2   0   1    37    23    14  1.33
  Metters Sports Ground
                        6   5   0   1   147    30   117  1.67
  Erskineville Oval     8   4   0   4   129    91    38  1.00
  Pratten Park         35  21   1  13   536   513    23  1.23
  St Luke's Park        4   3   0   1    54    25    29  1.50
  SCG                  20  12   0   8   396   333    63  1.20
  Marrickville Oval     6   2   0   4    68    82   -14  0.67
  SSG                  10   3   0   7   113   162   -49  0.60
  Henson Park          33  15   1  17   473   525   -52  0.94
  Parramatta            1   1   0   0    25    14    11  2.00
  Redfern Oval          1   0   0   1     5    10    -5  0.00
  Concord Oval          1   0   0   1    20    44   -24  0.00
  Lidcombe Oval        16   5   1  10   199   261   -62  0.69
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TOTAL                1305 583  60 662 18835 20245 -1410  0.94
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South Queensland

South Queensland were one of the four expansion clubs added to the competition in 1995. After being accepted into the competition on 30th November 1993 they played their first season in the local Brisbane competition in 1994, and failed to make the finals. They carried this lack of success into the main competition, and naturally failed to make a dent in the popularity of the Broncos. Dwindling crowds and spiralling expenses saw them go broke, and after a failed attempt to merge with the Gold Coast at the end of 1997 they folded.

Last Three Years

      PL WN DR LS BY  FOR  AGA  DIF PTS   PLACE
Coach: Bob Lindner
1995  22  6  1 15  0  303  502 -199  13   16/20
1996  21  3  0 18  0  220  496 -276   8   20/20
Coach: Steve Bleakley
1997  22  4  0 18  -  321  630 -309   8   12/12

Honours -- Club

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1995-1997)

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Auckland                2   0   0   2    22    38   -16  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   0   0   1    10    22   -12  0.00
  Ericsson Stadium      1   0   0   1    12    16    -4  0.00
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Balmain                 4   0   0   4    44    78   -34  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   0   2    18    30   -12  0.00
  Parramatta            1   0   0   1    12    16    -4  0.00
  Leichhardt Oval       1   0   0   1    14    32   -18  0.00
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Brisbane                2   0   0   2     8    60   -52  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   0   0   1     8    28   -20  0.00
  ANZ Stadium           1   0   0   1     0    32   -32  0.00
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Canberra                3   0   0   3    20   118   -98  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   0   2    16    60   -44  0.00
  Bruce Stadium         1   0   0   1     4    58   -54  0.00
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Canterbury              2   0   0   2    34    42    -8  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   0   0   1    18    25    -7  0.00
  Belmore               1   0   0   1    16    17    -1  0.00
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Cronulla                2   0   0   2     8    48   -40  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   0   0   1     4    20   -16  0.00
  Shark Park            1   0   0   1     4    28   -24  0.00
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Eastern Suburbs         4   1   0   3    56   103   -47  0.50
  Suncorp Stadium       2   1   0   1    40    52   -12  1.00
  SFS                   2   0   0   2    16    51   -35  0.00
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Gold Coast              4   1   0   3    50   122   -72  0.50
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   0   2    18    74   -56  0.00
  Seagulls Stadium      1   1   0   0    14     8     6  2.00
  Carrara Stadium       1   0   0   1    18    40   -22  0.00
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Illawarra               4   0   1   3    52    90   -38  0.25
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   1   1    32    58   -26  0.50
  WIN Stadium           2   0   0   2    20    32   -12  0.00
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Manly Warringah         4   0   0   4    44   134   -90  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   0   2    22    50   -28  0.00
  Brookvale Oval        2   0   0   2    22    84   -62  0.00
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Newcastle               4   1   0   3    40   108   -68  0.50
  Suncorp Stadium       2   1   0   1    34    42    -8  1.00
  Marathon Stadium      2   0   0   2     6    66   -60  0.00
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North Queensland        2   1   0   1    28    17    11  1.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   1   0   0    22     6    16  2.00
  Stockland Stadium     1   0   0   1     6    11    -5  0.00
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North Sydney            4   1   0   3    50   108   -58  0.50
  Suncorp Stadium       2   1   0   1    38    48   -10  1.00
  North Sydney Oval     2   0   0   2    12    60   -48  0.00
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Parramatta              6   3   0   3    96   132   -36  1.00
  Suncorp Stadium       3   3   0   0    80    40    40  2.00
  Parramatta            3   0   0   3    16    92   -76  0.00
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Penrith                 4   2   0   2    64    80   -16  1.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   1   0   1    32    30     2  1.00
  Penrith               2   1   0   1    32    50   -18  1.00
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St George               4   0   0   4    36    88   -52  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   0   0   2     8    40   -32  0.00
  Kogarah               2   0   0   2    28    48   -20  0.00
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South Sydney            4   1   0   3    73   112   -39  0.50
  Suncorp Stadium       2   1   0   1    37    40    -3  1.00
  Redfern Oval          1   0   0   1    16    48   -32  0.00
  SFS                   1   0   0   1    20    24    -4  0.00
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Western Reds            2   0   0   2    30    40   -10  0.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   0   0   1    16    18    -2  0.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1    14    22    -8  0.00
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Western Suburbs         4   2   0   2    89   110   -21  1.00
  Suncorp Stadium       2   2   0   0    63    40    23  2.00
  Campbelltown          2   0   0   2    26    70   -44  0.00
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TOTAL                  65  13   1  51   844  1628  -784  0.42
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University

Sydney University fielded an amateur team in the competition from 1920 to 1937. They were never very successful, primarily because whenever they turned up a good player one of the professional clubs would sign him up. They took out the wooden spoon 11 times. Their best season was 1926, when they were runners-up to South Sydney.

Honours -- Club

Honours -- Players

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1920-1937)

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Annandale               1   1   0   0    13     8     5  2.00
  Birchgrove Oval       1   1   0   0    13     8     5  2.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: ?.
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Balmain                32   5   1  26   279   772  -493  0.34
  Birchgrove Oval      16   4   1  11   161   408  -247  0.56
  Drummoyne Oval        4   0   0   4    40    77   -37  0.00
  Leichhardt Oval       6   0   0   6    47   197  -150  0.00
  SCG                   3   1   0   2    12    24   -12  0.67
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   0   0   1     3    15   -12  0.00
  Wentworth Park        2   0   0   2    16    51   -35  0.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: 0-57, 23 Apr 1921.
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Canterbury Bankstown    5   0   0   5    24   117   -93  0.00
  Pratten Park          1   0   0   1     2    21   -19  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     1   0   0   1    15    16    -1  0.00
  Belmore Oval          3   0   0   3     7    80   -73  0.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: ?.
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Eastern Suburbs        31   6   0  25   310   840  -530  0.39
  Agricultural Ground   6   0   0   6    70   199  -129  0.00
  Earl Park             1   0   0   1     0    20   -20  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     1   0   0   1     8    29   -21  0.00
  Pratten Park          3   1   0   2    23    80   -57  0.67
  SCG                   5   2   0   3    54   142   -88  0.80
  Sydney Sports Ground  9   0   0   9    67   273  -206  0.00
  Trumper Park          2   0   0   2    18    62   -44  0.00
  Wentworth Park        4   3   0   1    70    35    35  1.50
      Best: 35-16, 6 Jul 1929.    Worst: 5-61, 11 May 1935.
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Glebe                  16   5   1  10   164   242   -78  0.69
  Agricultural Ground   1   0   0   1     0    41   -41  0.00
  Birchgrove Oval       3   0   0   3    28    92   -64  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     1   1   0   0    13     5     8  2.00
  SCG                   3   2   0   1    42    14    28  1.33
  Sydney Sports Ground 1   0   0   1     0     8    -8  0.00
  Wentworth Park        7   2   1   4    81    82    -1  0.71
      Best: 29-3, 4 Sep 1926.     Worst: ?.
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Newtown                32  10   1  21   322   538  -216  0.66
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     4    30   -26  0.00
  Earl Park             2   1   0   1    34    35    -1  1.00
  Henson Park           3   0   0   3    13    87   -74  0.00
  Marrickville Oval    21   5   1  15   186   324  -138  0.52
  Pratten Park          1   1   0   0    14    10     4  2.00
  SCG                   1   1   0   0    11     8     3  2.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   0   0   1    10    18    -8  0.00
  Wentworth Park        2   2   0   0    50    26    24  2.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: ?.
-------------------------------------------------------------
North Sydney           32  10   0  22   309   582  -273  0.63
  Birchgrove Oval       1   0   0   1     8    19   -11  0.00
  Leichhardt Oval       1   0   0   1    10    46   -36  0.00
  North Sydney Oval    26   7   0  19   242   471  -229  0.54
  SCG                   2   2   0   0    36    20    16  2.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   1   0   0     7     6     1  2.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1     6    20   -14  0.00
      Best: 21-2, 20 May 1933.    Worst: ?.
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St George              29   3   1  25   271   588  -317  0.24
  Earl Park            19   2   0  17   161   346  -185  0.21
  Hurstville Oval       4   0   0   4    27    96   -69  0.00
  Pratten Park          1   0   1   0    13    13     0  1.00
  SCG                   4   0   0   4    28   125   -97  0.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   1   0   0    42     8    34  2.00
      Best: 42-8, 15 Jul 1933.    Worst: 5-65, 22 May 1937.
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South Sydney           32   1   1  30   283   868  -585  0.09
  Agricultural Ground   1   0   0   1     5    11    -6  0.00
  Earl Park             6   1   0   5    54   172  -118  0.33
  Leichhardt Oval       2   0   0   2     8    75   -67  0.00
  Marrickville Oval     5   0   1   4    60   125   -65  0.20
  North Sydney Oval     1   0   0   1     7    45   -38  0.00
  SCG                   7   0   0   7    45   151  -106  0.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  7   0   0   7    73   212  -139  0.00
  Wentworth Park        3   0   0   3    31    77   -46  0.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: 0-63, 17 Apr 1937.
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Western Suburbs        31   6   0  25   407   737  -330  0.39
  Pratten Park         28   5   0  23   368   692  -324  0.36
  SCG                   1   1   0   0    20     8    12  2.00
  Sydney Sports Ground  1   0   0   1     9    18    -9  0.00
  Wentworth Park        1   0   0   1    10    19    -9  0.00
      Best: ?.                    Worst: ?.
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TOTAL                 241  47   5 189  2382  5292 -2910  0.41
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Western Reds

The Reds were one of the four teams admitted to the competition in the 1995 expansion. They initially planned to call themselves the Perth Pumas, but changed their name to the Western Reds (a name chosen through a competition) to avoid a legal wrangle with the sporting goods company.

After recruiting a strong team the Reds embarked on a tour of South Africa in 1994, which ended in disarray when they proved far too good for all their opponents. In their first season they finished 11th of 20 clubs, something of an achievement.

The Reds were one of the eight clubs that defected to Super League. They played in the 1997 breakaway competition, and at the end of the year, with reported debts of $9 million, Super League closed them down.

Last Three Years

      PL WN DR LS BY  FOR  AGA  DIF PTS   PLACE
Coach: Peter Mulholland
1995  22 11  0 11  -  361  549 -188  22   11/20
1996  21  6  1 14  -  313  420 -107  13   16/20
Coach: Dean Lance
1997  18  7  0 11  -  321  456 -135  14    8/10

Honours

None.

First Grade Records

First Grade Premiership record (1995-1997)

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Adelaide Rams           2   1   0   1    22    44   -22  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1     4    28   -24  0.00
  Adelaide Oval         1   1   0   0    18    16     2  2.00
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Auckland                4   2   0   2    88    88     0  1.00
  WACA Perth            2   2   0   0    56    24    32  2.00
  Ericsson Stadium      2   0   0   2    32    64   -32  0.00
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Balmain                 2   1   0   1    28    16    12  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    22     6    16  2.00
  Parramatta            1   0   0   1     6    10    -4  0.00
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Brisbane                4   0   0   4    52   130   -78  0.00
  WACA Perth            2   0   0   2    30    48   -18  0.00
  ANZ Stadium           2   0   0   2    22    82   -60  0.00
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Canberra                4   0   0   4    59   126   -67  0.00
  WACA Perth            2   0   0   2    28    68   -40  0.00
  Bruce Stadium         2   0   0   2    31    58   -27  0.00
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Canterbury              4   1   0   3    74   104   -30  0.50
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1    14    18    -4  0.00
  Perth Oval            1   1   0   0    34     6    28  2.00
  Parramatta            1   0   0   1     0    42   -42  0.00
  Belmore               1   0   0   1    26    38   -12  0.00
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Cronulla                6   2   0   4    59   132   -73  0.67
  WACA Perth            3   1   0   2    27    60   -33  0.67
  Shark Park            3   1   0   2    32    72   -40  0.67
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Eastern Suburbs         2   0   0   2    16    47   -31  0.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1     6    25   -19  0.00
  SFS                   1   0   0   1    10    22   -12  0.00
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Gold Coast              2   1   1   0    42    34     8  1.50
  WACA Perth            1   0   1   0    14    14     0  1.00
  Seagulls Stadium      1   1   0   0    28    20     8  2.00
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Hunter Mariners         2   1   0   1    46    58   -12  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    30    22     8  2.00
  Topper Stadium        1   0   0   1    16    36   -20  0.00
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Illawarra               2   2   0   0    47    28    19  2.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    28    10    18  2.00
  WIN Stadium           1   1   0   0    19    18     1  2.00
-------------------------------------------------------------
Manly Warringah         2   1   0   1    35    52   -17  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    11     8     3  2.00
  Brookvale Oval        1   0   0   1    24    44   -20  0.00
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Newcastle               4   1   0   3    72   108   -36  0.50
  WACA Perth            2   1   0   1    38    30     8  1.00
  Marathon Stadium      2   0   0   2    34    78   -44  0.00
-------------------------------------------------------------
North Queensland        4   4   0   0    70    38    32  2.00
  WACA Perth            2   2   0   0    36     8    28  2.00
  Stockland Stadium     2   2   0   0    34    30     4  2.00
-------------------------------------------------------------
North Sydney            2   0   0   2    18    80   -62  0.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1    12    52   -40  0.00
  North Sydney Oval     1   0   0   1     6    28   -22  0.00
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Parramatta              2   1   0   1    30    32    -2  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    24    14    10  2.00
  Parramatta            1   0   0   1     6    18   -12  0.00
-------------------------------------------------------------
Penrith                 4   2   0   2    85   112   -27  1.00
  WACA Perth            2   2   0   0    53    36    17  2.00
  Penrith               2   0   0   2    32    76   -44  0.00
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St George               3   1   0   2    62    74   -12  0.67
  WACA Perth            2   1   0   1    44    38     6  1.00
  Kogarah               1   0   0   1    18    36   -18  0.00
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South Queensland        2   2   0   0    40    30    10  2.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    22    14     8  2.00
  Suncorp Stadium       1   1   0   0    18    16     2  2.00
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South Sydney            2   1   0   1    36    38    -2  1.00
  WACA Perth            1   1   0   0    18    14     4  2.00
  SFS                   1   0   0   1    18    24    -6  0.00
-------------------------------------------------------------
Western Suburbs         2   0   0   2    14    54   -40  0.00
  WACA Perth            1   0   0   1     8    22   -14  0.00
  Campbelltown          1   0   0   1     6    32   -26  0.00
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TOTAL                  61  24   1  36   995  1425  -430  0.80
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