Rugby League: That’s The Way It Was. The History of Sydney Second Division
Grand Final Day 2019 and we witnessed a classic game of Rugby League between the Newtown Jets and the Burleigh Bears.
It was a match to decide the Australian State Champions.
But the genesis of this ‘new’ competition had its beginnings back in 1963, when the NSWRL established what was called the Inter District Club. Rob with special guest, Rugby League Historian Terry Williams, takes a look at the History of the Second Division.
Together they look at this important feeder competition from its earliest days in 1963, through the Metro Cup era and finally to today. What happened to a club in Liverpool and what were their colours? How did Cronulla and Penrith get the nod to be promoted to the top tier comp?
It’s all here as Radio League Unlimited presents Rugby League: That’s the Way it Was a series of podcasts that look at different historical aspects of the game of Rugby League, from 1908 to the present day.
Listen to the Podcast here
GRAND FINAL TEAMS 1966 – SYDNEY 2ND DIVISION
GRAND FINAL RESULTS – SYDNEY 2ND DIVISION (Bill Buckley Trophy)
GRAND FINAL RESULTS – METRO CUP
- Terry Williams is the author of a number of books including “Out of the Blue” and “Through Blue Eyes”
- Rugby League News
- Steve McIlveen, Statistician Metropolitan Cup
Rugby League: That’s the Way it Was is Presented by Rob Corra and Produced by Tony Peterson. The entire series podcast is available at the following locations.