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To help celebrate the game against the Eels we are giving away a FREE 1975 Premiership pennant to the first 5,000 that walk through the door.

Now what a year 1975 was!

Of course we won the Grand Final 38-0 against the St George Dragons, in what will go down as one of the greatest ever performances from a Roosters side.

Captained by the great Arthur Beetson the Tricolours were neck and neck with the Dragons heading in to half time but showed their class, to run away with the game in the second stanza.

Roosters Hall of Famer and a star in the '75 side Ron Coote remembers the occasion at the SCG well.

"It was really close at half time but we fought really hard and steam rolled them in the end," he said.

"We had a number of really great players in that year and we pulled that extra bit of effort that we had to run away with it."

"I have watched the game back and Johnny Mayes had a really great season and an even better Grand Final."

" He was unbelievable on the night and scored four tries."

The day, Coote remembers, was not without controversy, with a death threat just before the game started.

"One of our players, John Brass our goal kicker, received a phone call on the day of the game and the guy on the other end said he was going to shoot him when we took our Grand Final Photo behind the Members Stand, just before the game."

"As a result, the coach, Jack Gibson, wouldn't let us out of the sheds for the team photo shoot so we have the only ever Grand Final team photo, inside the dressing room."

Prior to the final game, the Chooks had completely dominated throughout the season, going on a 17 game winning streak.

Reflecting back, Coote talks about the great bond that existed throughout the entire club.

"Jack Gibson was great for the club at that time, he made sure that everybody felt comfortable throughout all three grades," he said.

"Jack would organise a variety night every two to three months where all the players in each position from all three grades would group together and go out and do different things together and just have a laugh."

"It was a great era in the game of Rugby League."

1975 Premiership Pennant

The first 5,000 through the Gates next Monday night will walk away with a FREE 1975 Premiership pennant.

These can be collected from one of two places.

(1) Allianz Stadium Forecourt (Gate A entrance)

(2) From Moore Park Road (Gate G entrance)

All 12 of our Premierships will have a pennant made available throughout the next 12 months and will only be made available at Sydney Roosters home matches. You can't get these anywhere else in the world, so get to ground early and ensure you're REPRESENTING - past and present!
Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.