Rugby League: That’s The Way It Was. The Birth of a Super Coach. Eastern Suburbs 1967
Episode 7: The birth of a Super Coach – Eastern Suburbs 1967
Eastern Suburbs failed to win a match in the 1966 Premiership Season.
It was only the fourth time in the history of the NSWRL that a team had failed to win a match in a premiership season (Annandale 1918, Sydney University 1935, South Sydney 1946).
Most experts were predicting similar dire straits for Easts for the following season.
But, in 1967 a man would arrive who would change the fortunes of the Roosters, and go on to become a legend of the game.
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Jim Matthews won the trophy for Easts best player in 1967. He shared the $400 prize money with his teammates.
How all grades stood at the end of the 1967 Premiership Season
1967 Minor Semi-Final. SCG
26 August 1967
Canterbury 13 (K Ryan, B Renyolds, C Gartner tries; G Tayforth 2 goals)
Easts 2 (J.Mathews goal)
- Perry Johnson is a former panel member of Radio 2SER-FM’s A View from the Hill. He is also Secretary of the Alexandria Rovers JRLFC and a life-long Eastern Suburbs Supporter (Membership Number 3840).
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