NSWRFL 1961

Stats

Premiers
St George 
Minor Premiers
St George, Western Suburbs 
No. Of Teams
10
No. Of Games
98
No. Of Players
257
Top Tryscorer
Johnny King (20)
Top Pointscorer
Bob Landers (164)

Ladder

 HomeAwayOverall
TeamPWLDFAPD PWLDFAPD PWLDFAPtsPD
1. St George99--20766+141963-160101+5918153-36716730+200
  Western Suburbs99--23687+149963-15494+6018153-39018130+209
3. Balmain954-136146-10954-145146-118108-28129220-11
  Manly963-172103+69945-122106+1618108-29420920+85
5. Eastern Suburbs953115698+58945-134113+211898129021119+79
6. North Sydney963-150118+32936-123180-571899-27329818-25
7. South Sydney936-114169-55945-123156-3318711-23732514-88
8. Canterbury945-97126-299261100158-5818611119728413-87
9. Newtown936-119158-39927-117278-16118513-23643610-200
10. Parramatta918-120190-70927-83175-9218315-2033656-162
  • Total games played: 90
  • Total points scored: 2,768
  • Average points per game: 30.76
  • Best attack: Western Suburbs Magpies (21.67 ppg - 140.90%)
  • Best defense: St George Dragons (9.28 ppg - 60.34%)
  • Worst attack: Canterbury Bankstown (10.94 ppg - 71.13%)
  • Worst defense: Newtown Jets (24.22 ppg - 157.48%)

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Home Venue(s) Home Crowd Avg Extra Info
Balmain Tigers 3rd 12 10 0 311 316 Harry BATH 12 - Ron MACK 106 -Keith BARNES Leichhardt 7,108 Prelim Final
Canterbury Bankstown 8th 6 11 1 197 284 Eddie BURNS 5 - Ross KITE 48 -Brian DAVIES Belmore (6)
Sports Ground (2)
5,766
Eastern Suburbs 5th 9 8 1 290 211 Richard DUNN 14 - Bob LANDERS 164 -Bob LANDERS Sports Ground 11,248
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 4th 10 10 0 304 229 Kenneth ARTHURSON 17 - Brian ALLSOP 127 -Ronald WILLEY Brookvale 3,922 Minor Semi
Newtown Jets 9th 5 13 0 236 436 Charles CAHILL 17 - Dudley TOWERS 89 -Dudley TOWERS Henson 4,254
North Sydney Bears 6th 9 9 0 273 298 Robert SULLIVAN 17 - Kenneth IRVINE 105 -Brian CARLSON North Sydney (7)
Sports Ground (1)
6,635
Parramatta Eels 10th 3 15 0 203 365 Ronald BODEN 6 - Brian COX
Kevin HOLE
58 -Keith GRIFFITHS Cumberland 5,910 League Wooden Spoon
St George Dragons 1st 19 3 0 429 175 Kenneth KEARNEY 20 - Johnny KING 153 -Brian GRAHAM Kogarah (3)
Sports Ground (2)
11,216 Premiers
South Sydney Rabbitohs 7th 7 11 0 237 325 Denis DONOGHUE 10 - Eric SLADDEN 43 -Kevin LONGBOTTOM Redfern (7)
Sports Ground (2)
10,196
Western Suburbs Magpies 2nd 17 7 0 412 253 Jack FITZGERALD 15 - Peter DIMOND 84 -Keith HOLMAN Pratten (3)
Sports Ground (1)
8,210 Runners Up

Finals Results

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Aug 27th Balmain 10 Manly 5 D. Lawler Sports Ground 20,842 View
Sep 2nd St George 9 Western Suburbs 4 D. Lawler SCG 47,964 View
Sep 9th Western Suburbs 7 Balmain 5 D. Lawler SCG 40,726 View
Sep 16th St George 22 Western Suburbs 0 D. Lawler SCG 61,196 View