1950 NSWRFL season

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1950 New South Wales Rugby Football League
Teams10
Premiers South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney (12th title)
Minor premiers South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney (11th title)
Matches played93
Points scored2901
Top points scorer(s) Western Suburbs colours.svg Bill Keato (180)
Top try-scorer(s) Newtown colours.svg Jack Troy (16)
Seasons

The 1950 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the forty-third season of Sydney’s top-level rugby league competition, Australia’s first. Ten teams from across the city contested the premiership during the season which culminated in a grand final between South Sydney and Western Suburbs.

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Teams

Balmain
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43rd season
Ground: Leichhardt Oval
Coach: Athol Smith
Captain: Fred de Belin

Canterbury-Bankstown
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16th season
Ground: Belmore Sports Ground
Coach: Alby Why
Captain: Eddie Burns

Eastern Suburbs
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43rd season
Ground: Sports Ground
Coach: Ernie Norman
Captain: Ferris Ashton

Manly-Warringah
Manly-Warringah Jersey 1947.png

4th season
Ground: Brookvale Oval
Coach: Wally O'Connell
Captain: Perce Pritchard

Newtown
Newtown Jersey 1915.png

43rd season
Ground: Erskineville Oval
Captain-Coach: Frank Farrell

North Sydney
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43rd season
Ground: North Sydney Oval
Coach: Frank Hyde
Captain: Martin Gallagher

Parramatta
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4th season
Ground: Cumberland Oval
Coach: Vic Hey
Captain: Bob Hobbs

South Sydney
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43rd season
Ground: Redfern Oval
Captain-Coach: Jack Rayner

St. George
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30th season
Ground: Jubilee Oval
Coach: Jim Duckworth
Captain: Johnny Hawke

Western Suburbs
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43rd season
Ground: Pratten Park
Coach: Jeff Smith
Captain: Frank Stanmore

Ladder

TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts
1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 181404323228+9528
2 Balmain colours.svg Balmain 181224255208+4726
3 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 181125347269+7824
4 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 181026307259+4822
5 St. George colours.svg St. George 18936336261+7521
6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 18909296277+1918
7 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs 187011237345-10814
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 186012231293-6212
9 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 183312203296-939
10 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 183015258357-996

Finals

HomeScoreAwayMatch Information
Date and TimeVenueRefereeCrowd
Semi Finals
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 30–4 Newtown colours.svg Newtown 2 September 1950 Sydney Cricket Ground George Bishop33,514
Balmain colours.svg Balmain 10–28 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 9 September 1950 Sydney Sports Ground Tom McMahon33,542
Final
South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 21–15 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 16 September 1950 Sydney Sports Ground Tom McMahon32,373

Final

South SydneyPositionWestern Suburbs
Clive Churchill FB William Keato
John Graves WG Jack Wall
Kevin Woolfe CE Dev Dines
Milton Atkinson CE Jack Woods
Cliff Smailes WG John Lackey
Greg Hawick FE Frank Stanmore (c)
Bill Stewart HB Keith Holman
Denis Donoghue PR Don Stait
Ernie Hammerton HK Alan Hornery
Ken Macreadie PR Bill Horder
Bernie Purcell SR Kevin Hansen
Jack Rayner (Ca./Co.) SR Don Milton
Les Cowie LK Peter McLean

In a close and physical encounter South Sydney held a 17–11 six point lead at half time. The second half was tryless, but South Sydney kept ahead on penalty goals throughout.

Souths’ captain Jack Rayner led the team in fine style to their first title in eighteen years while the club’s internationals all stood up and were counted. Forward Bernie Purcell kicked five long-range penalty goals in succession; fullback Clive Churchill ran Wests’ heavyweight forwards off their legs and winger Johnny Graves scored two great tries.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 21 (Tries: Graves 2, Smailes. Goals: Purcell 5, Graves 1.)

Western Suburbs Magpies 15 (Tries: Holman. Goals: Keato 6.)

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