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1925 NSWRFL season

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Top points scorer(s)  Benny Wearing (80)
Start date  1925
Points scored  1,197
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Top try-scorer(s)  Benny Wearing (12)
Teams  9
Matches played  52
1925 NSWRFL season
Premiers  South Sydney (5th title)
Minor premiers  South Sydney (5th title)

The 1925 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the eighteenth season of Sydney’s top-level rugby league club competition, Australia’s first. Nine teams from across the city contested during the season, with South Sydney being crowned premiers by finishing on top of the League.


Season summary

For this season the St George Dragons found a permanent homeground at Earl Park, Arncliffe. The NSWRFL introduced reserve footballs, so that a game could continue even if the ball had been booted out of the stadium.

South Sydney won all their twelve matches during the season, and remain the only club to achieve this in the history of the competition and just one of five to go through a season undefeated. The Rabbitohs made a clean sweep of all three grades.

It was the first of seven premierships South Sydney would win in eight years through to 1932. There were no finals played. By Round 13 South Sydney was in such a dominant position (10 points ahead with five rounds to play) that the NSWRFL curtailed the competition and proceeded to the City Cup knockout tournament, which Souths also won.


  • Balmain, formed on January 23, 1908, at Balmain Town Hall
  • Eastern Suburbs, formed on January 24, 1908, at Paddington Town Hall
  • Glebe, formed on January 9, 1908
  • Newtown, formed on January 14, 1908
  • North Sydney, formed on February 7, 1908
  • South Sydney, formed on January 17, 1908, at Redfern Town Hall
  • St. George, formed on November 8, 1920, at Kogarah School of Arts
  • Western Suburbs, formed on February 4, 1908
  • University, formed in 1919 at Sydney University
  • References

    1925 NSWRFL season Wikipedia