NSWRFL 1908

Stats

Premiers
South Sydney 
Minor Premiers
Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney 
No. Of Teams
9
No. Of Games
47
No. Of Players
235
Top Tryscorer
Horrie Miller (15)
Top Pointscorer
Horrie Miller (47)

There were a number of discrepancies with the 1908 ladder as reported by newspapers at the time, compared to the version currently accepted as correct and true by historians.

One was Cumberland's final position based on their byes. For more information, see the notes in Cumberland's season summary.

In 1908, Glebe's final for and against was reported as 107/63 instead of 106/63, despite no scorelines being in question. North Sydney's was said to be 155/67, when the correct figure was 155/66. These incorrect for and against numbers seemed to appear after the two sides played each other in round 4. The other was Balmain. With a couple of rounds to go, newspapers had skewed their against by a couple of points, the final figure being reported as 115 conceded. However, based on match scores, the correct figure is 113 points.

The other anamoly relates to Newcastle and Cumberland. There are many conflicting reports from the time of the actual score of their Round 3 game.

Ladder

TeamPWLDByeFAPtsPD
1. Eastern Suburbs981-11839018+93
  South Sydney981-11945318+141
3. Glebe972-11066316+43
4. North Sydney963-11556614+89
5. Newcastle945-115111610+35
6. Balmain93511861139-27
7. Cumberland (AUS)817-2381916-153
8. Newtown91711701485-78
9. Western Suburbs918-1471904-143
  • Total games played: 40
  • Total points scored: 1,030
  • Average points per game: 25.75
  • Best attack: South Sydney Rabbitohs (21.56 ppg - 167.46%)
  • Best defense: South Sydney Rabbitohs (5.89 ppg - 45.75%)
  • Worst attack: Cumberland (AUS) (4.75 ppg - 36.89%)
  • Worst defense: Cumberland (AUS) (23.88 ppg - 185.48%)

Finals Results

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Semi Final Aug 15th Eastern Suburbs 23 North Sydney 10 C. Hutchison RAS Showground 400 View
Semi Final Aug 15th South Sydney 16 Glebe 3 E. Hooper Wentworth 1,200 View
Final Aug 29th South Sydney 14 Eastern Suburbs 12 C. Hutchison RAS Showground 4,000 View

 

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach(es) Captain(s) Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Extra Info
Balmain Tigers 6th 3 5 1 86 113 Graves Graves 4 - Latta, Graves 32 -Latta
Cumberland (AUS) 7th 1 8 0 42 209 - Bloomfield, Lalor 2 - Bellamy 19 -Bloomfield
Eastern Suburbs 1st 10 2 0 236 118 - Rosenfeld, Flegg, Messenger 15 - Miller 47 -Miller
Glebe 3rd 7 3 0 109 79 - Burdon, Moir, Ogaard 4 - Harris 35 -Conlon
Newcastle 5th 4 5 0 151 116 - Carpenter 8 - Bailey 36 -Carpenter
Newtown 8th 1 7 1 70 148 - Hamill, McIntosh 4 - Scott 26 -Scott
North Sydney 4th 6 4 0 165 89 - Lutge, Broomham 5 - McCarthy 32 -Glanville
South Sydney Rabbitohs 2nd 10 1 0 224 68 Hennessy, Fry Hennessy, Butler, Rosewell, Fry 8 - Butler 46 -Butler Premiers
Western Suburbs Magpies 9th 1 8 0 47 190 - Stack, Abercrombie 2 - Gormley 13 -Hodgson Wooden Spoon