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1936 NSWRFL PREMIERS

The Tricolours' dominance of the NSWRFL continued into 1936, taking out their second consecutive Premiership, once again led by the magnificent Dave Brown. 

Easts opened their season with two wins against Souths (26-9) and St George (18-15) before a draw against Wests (17-all) and followed up their first three weeks with mirroring results, two more wins (34-8 against University and 23-11 against Newtown) before another draw against Canterbury (18-all).

From Round 8, though, it was all one-way traffic as the Tricolours embarked on a seven-game winning streak ahead of the finals, which included a 50-12 thumping of University in Round 14.

Runaway: Fleet-footed centre Jack Lynch gets away in a match against University during the 1936 season.
Runaway: Fleet-footed centre Jack Lynch gets away in a match against University during the 1936 season.

No team went close to toppling Eastern Suburbs throughout the finals series, with a 25-13 win over Canterbury - which included a Dave Brown hat-trick, which booked a date with Balmain in the final.

Another season without a single defeat was completed as the side put the Tigers to the sword, with an eight-tries-to-two thumping in the final, with a Fred Tottey double leading to a 32-12 win and the Club's sixth Premiership. 

 

1936 Season Details

 

1936 Player Details

 

1936 Final Line Up

1. Tom Dowling

2. Rod O'Loan

3. Dave Brown (c)

4. Jack Lynch

5. Fred Tottey

6. Ernie Norman

7. Viv Thicknesse

8. Andy Norval

9. Joe Pearce

10. Henry Pierce

11. Ray Stehr

12. Tom McLachlan

13. Jack Coote

 

Head Coach: Arthur Halloway

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