Easts pioneers Dan Frawley (right) and Dally Messenger (left) in action for NSW in 1912.
Parramatta Jersey 1947
Three representative Roosters in 1931:
Brown, Norman and Stehr.
Kogarah School of the Arts where the club was formed in 1921
Parramatta Jersey 1948-1951
General view of the former Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, as it appeared in 1937.
Herb Gilbert
Parramatta Jersey 1952
The Sydney Football Stadium as it appears while hosting a National Rugby League finals match.
Frank Burge
Parramatta Jersey 1953-1974
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St George 1921
Parramatta Jersey 1975
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Harry Kadwell
Parramatta Jersey 1976-1985
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Snowy Justice
Parramatta Jersey 1986-1994
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Ken Kearney
Parramatta Jersey 1995-2000
1975-1991
Harry Bath
Parramatta Jersey 2001-2003
1992-2007
Illawarra Steelers v St George Dragons
Parramatta Jersey 2004-2006
2008-present

The Sydney Roosters have won 15 premierships, equal to the record of the St George Dragons.

- Sydney Roosters

The Dragons thus are equal second along with the Sydney Roosters, to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in terms of total premierships won in the NSW Rugby Football League.

- St. George Dragons

Against St. George, the match was drawn 9-9, forcing a Grand Final replay the following weekend.

- Parramatta Eels

The Roosters wound up winning only five games for the entire season; twice against Cronulla and once against each of Canberra in Canberra, eventual grand finalists Parramatta and Newcastle in Newcastle.

- Sydney Roosters

The 2011 season was to be considered a year of "almosts“ for Parramatta, with the team losing over half of their matches by four points or fewer, many of which were conceded after attaining leads over their opponents. Parramatta pushed a record four games into Golden Point during the season, however were unable to win any, resulting in a draw against the St. George Illawarra Dragons and one-point losses to the Penrith Panthers, Sydney Roosters and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

- Parramatta Eels

In 1977, enjoying a resurgence under new coach Harry Bath, St George met Parramatta in a thrilling Grand Final, which went into 20 minutes of extra time.

- St. George Dragons

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National Rugby League

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Pre-eminent rugby league club competition in Australia and New Zealand.

Pre-eminent rugby league club competition in Australia and New Zealand.

Pre-match formalities taking place prior to the Dragons vs Roosters Anzac Day clash in 2018
Darren Lockyer and Wayne Bennett parade the premiership after the Brisbane Broncos' Grand Final victory in 2006.
Ben Barba at the Dally M awards
The Provan-Summons Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Grand Final
A 2004 match between Brisbane and Canterbury-Bankstown
The Flames, the cheersquad for the St. George Illawarra Dragons, performing during an NRL match in 2018.

The St. George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers were the first clubs to take up the offer, forming the joint-venture St. George Illawarra Dragons at the end of the 1998 season.

The Grand Final that year was played between the Parramatta Eels and once again Melbourne Storm.

During the 2010 finals series, the second qualifying match between the Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters became the first McIntyre System final to go into extra time, with the One Hundred Minute Epic described in media circles as one of the greatest of the modern era.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore, a suburb in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney.

Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore, a suburb in the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney.

The third annual Club Ball, 1938, from the Tom Lennon collection, courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum
1980 NRL Grand Final artwork
Exterior of Stadium Australia
Interior of Belmore Sports Ground
Interior of ANZ Stadium
Belmore Oval, Crowd at 2015 "Return to Belmore" match, where the Bulldogs defeated the Melbourne Storm.
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In 1967, having ended the 11-year premiership reign of St. George by defeating them in the final, "The Berries" (as they were known at the time) lost to South Sydney in the Grand Final.

The team managed to focus on football and triumphed when they held out the Sydney Roosters 16–13 with a try-saving tackle by Andrew Ryan in the dying seconds of the 2004 Grand Final.

However, for the third straight season, Canterbury achieved four upset victories in a row over Penrith, the Wests Tigers, South Sydney and Parramatta who were all competing for a place in the finals series and were higher on the table.

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

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Australian professional rugby league club based in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Australian professional rugby league club based in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Manly Sea Eagles in action against the Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval in June 2008
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Their first win was against the Parramatta Eels and the club finished their first season in second last place.

In 1996 Manly made another Grand Final appearance and beat St. George Dragons to win the title that had eluded them the season before.

In round 25, ballplaying second-rower Glenn Stewart was suspended for 4 matches for a high shot on Sydney Roosters captain Braith Anasta, and in round 26 centre Steve Matai was suspended for 7 matches for a high tackle that knocked out Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs hooker Michael Ennis.

Darren Lockyer playing for the Broncos in 2004. Lockyer made his Broncos debut in 1995 and is a former captain of the Brisbane Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos

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Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.

Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.

Darren Lockyer playing for the Broncos in 2004. Lockyer made his Broncos debut in 1995 and is a former captain of the Brisbane Broncos.
The 2006 Grand final at Stadium Australia.
View of the current Brisbane Broncos home ground, Lang Park.
1988–1990
1991–1996
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1999–2001
2002–2006
2007–2009
2010–2012
2013–2014

It is one of the most successful clubs in the National Rugby League since it began in 1998, winning three premierships (second only to the Sydney Roosters' four).

14 days later, they met the St George Dragons at the SFS.

They were also able to fill the hole of Lazarus by debuting Petero Civoniceva.Despite this form however, they were stunned 15-10 by the Parramatta Eels in their first finals match, meaning they would need an extra game to qualify for the Grand Final.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are a professional Australian rugby league club based in Redfern, a suburb of inner-southern Sydney, New South Wales.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are a professional Australian rugby league club based in Redfern, a suburb of inner-southern Sydney, New South Wales.

Arthur Hennessy, South Sydney's first captain and coach
Jack Rayner c. 1949, Premiership player and coach
South Sydney Rabbitohs shareholder, actor Russell Crowe.
Broncos vs Rabbitohs 2008
Warriors v Rabbitohs 2009
Stadium Australia, the Rabbitohs current home ground.
Redfern Oval, Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers pre-season trial game, 8 February 2009.
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They are one of only two NSW foundation clubs still present in the NRL, the other being the Sydney Roosters.

In 1965 a talented young side made the Grand Final against St. George who were aiming to secure their 10th straight premiership.

Following the conclusion of the 2021 NRL season, new figures showed South Sydney to have the second highest membership of Sydney NRL clubs behind Parramatta.

The club's cheer squad, The Flames, performing during the Dragons' Anzac Day match against the Roosters in 2018.

St. George Illawarra Dragons

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Australian professional rugby league football club, representing both the Illawarra and St George regions of New South Wales.

Australian professional rugby league football club, representing both the Illawarra and St George regions of New South Wales.

The club's cheer squad, The Flames, performing during the Dragons' Anzac Day match against the Roosters in 2018.
Inside Jubilee Oval
Inside WIN Stadium
Outside Jubilee Oval, that includes a Walk of Fame
St George Leagues Club, Beverley Park, Sydney
Charity Shield logo
The pre-match formalities taking place prior to the 2018 Anzac Day clash between the two clubs.
Members of the NRL Women's team assembling outside Jubilee Oval during a promotional appearance in August 2018.
1999–2005
2006–

The club has competed in the National Rugby League since 1999 after a joint-venture was formed between the St. George Dragons (est.

St. George Illawarra is one of only two clubs (the other being the Sydney Roosters in 1908) to finish runner-up in its inaugural season.

They were unsuccessful in their first outing, losing to the Parramatta Eels 20–10, but by the 4th round they had started to form some cohesion and would go on to achieve a top eight position on the competition ladder by the end of the regular season.

North Sydney Bears

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Australian rugby league football club based in North Sydney, New South Wales.

Australian rugby league football club based in North Sydney, New South Wales.

North Sydney Bears logo 1997-2021
Darren Nicholls playing for the North Sydney Bears in the New South Wales Cup

In September 2018, North Sydney announced that it had signed a 5-year deal to become the Sydney Roosters feeder club and reserve grade side with Taylor returning to the club as head coach.

In the 1996 ARL season Norths came within one match of the Grand Final but lost the game to the St George Dragons 29-12.

In the 2007 NSWRL Premier League the North Sydney club made the Grand Final facing off against Parramatta.

Newcastle Knights

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Australian professional rugby league club based in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Australian professional rugby league club based in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Newcastle International Sports Centre at night showing the old main grandstand
1988-1997
1998-2007
1988-1991
1992-1996
1997-2000
2001-2004
2005-2007
2008-2010

The club won their first competition, the Nissan Sevens, in 1991 and made the playoffs in 1992, where they were beaten by the St George Dragons.

In 1999, the Knights were in with a huge chance going into the final rounds only to lose their final two games of the regular season to finish 7th, before being knocked out a week later by the Parramatta Eels.

Towards the end of the season coach Brian Smith announced he was leaving Newcastle to join the troubled Sydney Roosters in 2010 after their horrific season.

Newtown Jets

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Australian rugby league football club based in Newtown, a suburb of Sydney's inner west.

Australian rugby league football club based in Newtown, a suburb of Sydney's inner west.

Newtown (left captained by Frank Farrell) lines up with Norths before the 1943 Grand final.
Dick Poole in action, 1954

The St. George lineup was:

Newtown had led the match 7–6 at halftime against Parramatta but were defeated 20–11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

While a stand-alone club for many purposes, they have acted as a feeder for NRL teams such as South Sydney, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Auckland, Sydney Roosters (until the end of the 2014 season), and as of the start of the 2015 season with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

S. G. Ball Cup

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Junior rugby league football competition played predominantly in New South Wales, between teams made up of players aged under 19.

Junior rugby league football competition played predominantly in New South Wales, between teams made up of players aged under 19.

Parramatta Eels

St George Dragons

Sydney Roosters