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1950 NSWRFL season

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Top points scorer(s)  Bill Keato (180)
Start date  1950
Points scored  2,901
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Top try-scorer(s)  Jack Troy (16)
Teams  10
Matches played  93
1950 NSWRFL season
Premiers  South Sydney (12th title)
Minor premiers  South Sydney (11th title)

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.


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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