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Club Achievements

A brief history of the Sydney Roosters (Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club) competition records since first being established in 1908.

The Sydney Roosters, affectionately known as Easts, are the only Foundation Club remaining to have completed in every professional season since 1908 and have won 15 Premierships with the first in 1911 and the most recent with back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. The Sydney Roosters are also most successful team in World Club Challenge history, currently holding 5 World Championships.

COMPETITION RECORDS

 

New South Wales Rugby League, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League Premierships: 15 (1911, 1912, 1913, 1923, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2013, 2018, 2019)

Highlights | Grand Final

Since 1908 the Sydney Roosters have been a dominant force on the Rugby League landscape, winning fifteen Premierships in total - the most recent being 2018/2019, being the only Club in the era NRL to take out back-to-back titles. 

Winning their first Premiership in 1911, Easts would go on to take out the next two titles, becoming the first side to win three Premierships in a row.

A solitary title in the next two decades would come in 1923, while another three-peat would be claimed from 1935-1937. The famous Tricolours would also claim two more Premierships in the next eight years in 1940 and 1945. 

The famous Arthur Beetson-led 1970s sides would claim back-to-back titles in 1974 and 1975, breaking a 29-year drought, while another drought would be broken as Brad Fittler's men in Red, White and Blue claimed the pennant in 2002.

Current Head Coach Trent Robinson would make an immediate impression on the Club in 2013, winning the Premiership in his first season alongside the likes of captain Anthony Minichiello and superstar Sonny Bill Williams. 

 

New South Wales Rugby League, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League Runners-Up: 15 (1908, 1919, 1921, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1941, 1960, 1972, 1980, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010)

 

The Club have been runners-up on fifteen occasions, with the Roosters featuring in eight Grand Finals in the 21st Century - the equal most of any current Club in the competition. 

 

World Club Challenge Trophies: 5 (1976, 2003, 2014, 2019, 2020)

World Club Challenge 2020 - A Look Back

The Roosters proudly hold the most World Club Challenge titles, competing in and taking out the first-ever event in 1976. 

A record victory in 2003 saw the Tricolours post a 38-nil demolition over St Helens, while further wins in 2014, 2019 and 2020 have seen the Club stake their claim as World Champions a total of 5 times. 

 

New South Wales Rugby League, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League Minor Premierships: 20 (1912, 1913, 1923, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

 

The Minor Premiership - awarded to the Club that finishes the regular season in first place - has been claimed a record 20 times by the Sydney Roosters.

With the most recent coming in 2018 on the way to the Club's 14th Premiership, the Roosters have also claimed three Minor Premierships in a row in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

 

New South Wales Rugby League Club Championships: 12 (1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1970, 1974, 1975, 2004, 2006)

City Cup: 3 (1914, 1915, 1916)

Pre-Season Cup Titles: 4 (1974, 1977, 1979, 1981)

Amco Cup: 2 (1975, 1978)

Foundation Cup Titles: 6 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)

Sevens: 1 (1993)

Nines: 1 (2017)

Under 20s: 1 (2016)

Reserve Grade (and equivalent competitions): 9 (1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1935, 1937, 1949, 1986, 2004)

Third Grade: 14 (1914, 1917, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1941, 1947, 1970, 1976, 1993, 2002, 2004)

Club Championships: 12 (1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1970, 1974, 1975, 2013, 2014)