- Eastern Suburbs season 1916
Eastern Suburbs (now known as the Sydney Roosters) competed in the 9th
New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL) premiership in 1916.
* Home Ground:Agricultural Ground
C. Barker• Harry Caples• George Challis• Les Cubitt• Jim Duffy• Herb Gilbert• T. Jones• Charlie Lees• Francis Male• R. McKellar• Wally Messenger• Sid 'Sandy' Pearce• W. Raymond• Jack 'Bluey' Watkins• Percy White• Bob 'Botsy' Williams.
*Premiership Round 1, Saturday the 6th of May 1916,
Eastern Suburbs 5(1 Try; 1 Goal) defeated Annandale 2(Goals)at Wentworth Park.
*Premiership Round 2, Saturday the 13th of May 1916,
Newtown 11 defeated Eastern Suburbs 5 at the
Sydney Cricket Ground.
*Premiership Round 3, Saturday the 20th of May 1916,
North Sydney 6( Mayo 2 Tries) defeated Eastern Suburbs 4 at the
Sydney Sports Ground.
*Premiership Round 4, Saturday the 27th of May 1916,
South Sydney 9 defeated Eastern Suburbs 7 at the Agricultural Ground.
*Premiership Round 5, Saturday the 3rd of June 1916,Eastern Suburbs 12 defeated Western Suburbs 5 at St Luke's Park.
*Premiership Round 6, Monday 5 June 1916,Eastern Suburbs 2 drew with Glebe 2 at the Agricultural Ground.
*Premiership Round 7, Saturday 10 June 1916,
Balmain 5 defeated Eastern Suburbs 4 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
*Premiership Round 8, Saturday 17 June 1916,Eastern Suburbs 13 defeated Annandale6 at Wentworth Park.
*Premiership Round 9, Saturday 24 June 1916;Eastern Suburbs 14 drew with Newtown 14 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
*Premiership Round 10, Monday 26 June 1916,Eastern Suburbs 12 defeated North Sydney 6(G.Green, Deane Tries) at Agricultural Ground.
*Premiership Round 11, ??? the 1st of July 1916, Eastern Suburbs 24( Cubbitt 2, Caples, +1
Tries; Messenger 3, +3 Goals) defeated South Sydney ??( Rex Norman2; G.McGowan 2 Goals). South, who were previously unbeaten, led 10-9 with just 15 minutes remaining, the Tricolours finished with two late tries to Les Cubbitt and one to fullback Harry Caples, In what was described as "one of the most exciting finishes to a match in years".
*Premiership Round 12, Saturday the 8th of July 1916,Eastern Suburbs 53( Gilbert
4, Cubbitt 4, + 3 Tries; W. Messenger 10 Goals) defeated Western Suburbs 0 at the Sydney Sports Ground.This was the clubs biggest ever win against Wests and remaind so until passed by the, Phil Gould, coached, Roosters outfit in 1998.
*Premiership Round 13, Saturday the 15th of July 1916'Eastern Suburbs 8 defeated Glebe 5 at Agricultural Ground.
*Premiership Round 14, Saturday 22 July 1916,Balmain 8 defeated Eastern Suburbs 7 at the Agricultural Ground.
1916 NSWRL table
* Eastern Suburbs won the
City Cupfor the third consecutive season.
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