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1975 PREMIERS

Coming off an emphatic title in 1974, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters of 1975 is renowned as one of the greatest ever sides in premiership history.

Jack Gibson's reigning Premiers began the season in indifferent form, winning their opening match against Balmain before consecutive losses to St George and Cronulla, but quickly turned their form around in spectacular fashion to go on an unbroken 19-game winning streak; asserting their dominance as one of the greatest sides of all time.

Retro Round | Dragons v Roosters Grand Final 1975

A 5-8 loss to the Dragons in the first week of the finals was merely a distraction for the Tricolours, defeating Manly 28-13 in the Preliminary Final to reach their second consecutive Grand Final.

The Roosters exerted their dominance in the final, saving the best until last with a crushing 38-nil victory over the highly fancied St George side; setting a record for the greatest Grand Final winning margin - a record which stood until 2008. 

Eastern Suburbs Roosters 38 (John Brass 2, Johnny Mayes 2, Arthur Beetson, Ian Mackay, Bruce Pickett, Ian Schubert tries; John Peard 7 goals) def St George Dragons nil

 

1975 Season Details

 

1975 Player Details

 

1975 Grand Final Line Up:

 

1. Ian Schubert

2. Bruce Pickett

3. John Brass

4. John Rheinberger

5. Bill Mullins

6. John Peard

7. Johnny Mayes

8. Kevin Stevens

9. Ron Coote

10. Arthur Beetson (c)

11. Grant Hedger

12. Elwyn Walters

13. Ian Mackay

 

9. Barry Reilly

19. Des O'Reilly

 

Head Coach: Jack Gibson