Dragons Win 1961 Premiership!

Dragons Win 1961 Premiership!

By SCG Trust

St George earned a prominent place in rugby league history with their 22-0 whitewash of Wests in the 1961 grand final at the SCG.

It marked their sixth straight premiership, bettering Souths’ tally of five between 1925 and 1929.

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Saints’ winger Eddie Lumsden scored a hat-trick in front of a crowd of 61,196.

It was Wests’ best chance yet to end the St George run, having beaten them 7-5 a week earlier and on for-and-against.

However the might of the Red V and scattered showers on the day set Wests up for defensive battle they just couldn’t win.

The Saints were up 15-0 under half an hour with fullback Brian Graham kicking five goals to put the match well and truly out of reach shortly into the second half.

It was also Bob Bugden’s last match for St George. He had featured in all six wins to this point.

St George Dragons 22. Tries: Lumsden (3), King. Goals: Graham (5).
Western Suburbs Magpies 0.

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