New South Wales Australian National Football League

Season 1961

 

Season notes

Commencing this season, teams consisted of 18 players per side, 16 on the field and a 17th and 18th man as replacements as required.

 

Results

 

Round 1 - 8th/9th April 1961

Balmain 16-12-108 Eastern Suburbs 10-23-83 Venue: Trumper Park

Newtown 14-15-99 Sydney Naval 6-16-52 Venue: Trumper Park

North Shore 14-12-96 South Sydney 8-10-58 Venue: North Sydney Oval

Western Suburbs 9-10-64 Bankstown Sports 7-11-53 Venue: Picken Oval

St. George 7-12-54 Liverpool 6-9-45 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 2 - 15th/16th April 1961

St. George 10-3-63 North Shore 7-14-56 Venue: Trumper Park

South Sydney 10-9-69 Balmain 10-3-63 Venue: Trumper Park

Eastern Suburbs 10-8-68 Newtown 9-13-67 Venue: Trumper Park

Liverpool 8-15-63 Bankstown Sports 8-7-55 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Sydney Naval 16-18-114 Western Suburbs 2-7-19 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 3 - 22nd/23rd April 1961

North Shore 20-14-134 Bankstown Sports 9-17-71 Venue: Trumper Park

Balmain 10-11-71 St. George 9-14-68 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Eastern Suburbs 19-13-127 South Sydney 13-16-94 Venue: Trumper Park

Newtown 17-15-117 Western Suburbs 12-11-83 Venue: Picken Oval

Sydney Naval 17-10-112 Liverpool 4-8-32 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 4 - 29th/30th April 1961

Newtown 15-11-101 St. George 8-9-57 Venue: Erskineville Oval

South Sydney 13-17-95 Bankstown Sports 8-14-62 Venue: Trumper Park

Sydney Naval 16-10-106 Eastern Suburbs 10-7-67 Venue: Trumper Park

Western Suburbs 14-16-100 Balmain 10-19-79 Venue: Picken Oval

North Shore 8-14-62 Liverpool 7-8-50 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 5 - 5th/6th May 1961

Bankstown Sports 14-6-90 Eastern Suburbs 10-17-77 Venue: Trumper Park

South Sydney 12-9-81 St. George 8-15-63 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Sydney Naval 17-16-118 Balmain 10-10-70 Venue: Trumper Park

Newtown 13-14-92 Liverpool 9-11-65 Venue: Rosedale Oval

North Shore 8-7-55 Western Suburbs 7-8-50 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 6 - 12th/13th May 1961

Newtown 18-16-124 Balmain 10-11-71 Venue: Erskineville Oval

Sydney Naval 15-13-103 Bankstown Sports 10-12-72 Venue: Trumper Park

Eastern Suburbs 9-7-61 North Shore 8-10-58 Venue: Trumper Park

South Sydney 9-15-69 Liverpool 8-7-55 Venue: Rosedale Oval

St. George 9-12-66 Western Suburbs 9-7-61 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 7 - 19th/20th May 1961

Sydney Naval 14-16-100 South Sydney 12-13-85 Venue: Trumper Park

St. George 16-19-115 Bankstown Sports 9-12-66 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Newtown 13-11-89 North Shore 12-8-80 Venue: Trumper Park

Eastern Suburbs 11-10-76 Western Suburbs 9-5-59 Venue: Picken Oval

Balmain 13-19-97 Liverpool 9-11-65 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 8 - 27th May 1961

Newtown 10-16-76 South Sydney 10-9-69 Venue: Erskineville Oval

Eastern Suburbs 14-11-95 St. George 13-15-93 Venue: Hurstville Oval

North Shore 13-13-91 Sydney Naval 10-18-78 Venue: Trumper Park

Western Suburbs 13-12-90 Liverpool 8-9-57 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Bankstown Sports 15-7-97 Balmain 13-18-96 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 9 - 3rd/4th June 1961

Newtown 18-18-126 Bankstown Sports 6-8-44 Venue: Erskineville Oval

North Shore 14-19-103 Balmain 12-7-79 Venue: Trumper Park

Sydney Naval 9-18-72 St. George 10-6-66 Venue: Trumper Park

Western Suburbs 8-11-59 South Sydney 7-16-58 Venue: Picken Oval

Eastern Suburbs 14-14-98 Liverpool 7-8-50 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 10 - 10th/11th/12th June 1961

Eastern Suburbs 14-12-96 Balmain 9-16-70 Venue: Trumper Park

North Shore 13-18-96 South Sydney 9-5-59 Venue: Trumper Park

Newtown 7-9-51 Sydney Naval 6-9-45 Venue: Trumper Park

Bankstown Sports 10-2-62 Western Suburbs 8-5-53 Venue: Picken Oval

St. George 16-18-114 Liverpool 6-9-45 Venue: Hurstville Oval

 

Round 11 - 17th/18th June 1961

South Sydney 10-12-72 Balmain 7-18-60 Venue: Trumper Park

St. George 13-7-85 North Shore 3-5-23 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Bankstown Sports 12-10-82 Liverpool 3-6-24 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Sydney Naval 11-8-74 Western Suburbs 5-8-38 Venue: Picken Oval

Newtown 11-13-79 Eastern Suburbs 9-14-68 Venue: Trumper Park

 

Round 12 - 24th/25th June 1961

South Sydney 13-13-91 Eastern Suburbs 10-9-69 Venue: Trumper Park

North Shore 2-13-25 Bankstown Sports 2-11-23 Venue: Erskineville Oval

St. George 14-12-96 Balmain 9-12-66 Venue: Trumper Park

Sydney Naval 10-12-72 Liverpool 7-4-46 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Newtown 12-9-81 Western Suburbs 9-13-67 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 13 - 1st/2nd July 1961

Newtown 17-14-116 St. George 13-26-104 Venue: Hurstville Oval

South Sydney 17-10-112 Bankstown Sports 9-8-62 Venue: Trumper Park

Eastern Suburbs 8-13-61 Sydney Naval 6-8-44 Venue: Trumper Park

North Shore 23-23-161 Liverpool 10-9-69 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Western Suburbs 12-7-79 Balmain 5-3-33 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 14 - 8th/9th July 1961

South Sydney 11-15-81 St. George 7-13-55 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Eastern Suburbs 12-18-90 Bankstown Sports 9-9-63 Venue: Trumper Park

Balmain 7-15-57 Sydney Naval 6-14-50 Venue: Trumper Park

Newtown 18-14-122 Liverpool 7-11-53 Venue: Erskineville Oval

North Shore 6-7-43 Western Suburbs 5-10-40 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 15 - 15th/16th July 1961

Newtown 12-10-82 Balmain 7-14-56 Venue: Erskineville Oval

Sydney Naval 11-7-73 Bankstown Sports 9-10-64 Venue: Trumper Park

St. George 7-17-59 Western Suburbs 5-7-37 Venue: Picken Oval

North Shore 8-14-62 Eastern Suburbs 6-7-43 Venue: Trumper Park

South Sydney 22-25-157 Liverpool 2-1-13 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Round 16 - 22nd/23rd July 1961

St. George 16-22-118 Bankstown Sports 5-2-32 Venue: Hurstville Oval

Balmain 13-16-94 Liverpool 1-4-10 Venue: Rosedale Oval

North Shore 9-11-65 Newtown 9-11-65 Venue: North Sydney Oval

Sydney Naval 6-13-49 South Sydney 3-12-30 Venue: Trumper Park

Eastern Suburbs 12-12-84 Western Suburbs 3-4-22 Venue: Trumper Park

 

Round 17 - 30th/31st July 1961

South Sydney 14-17-101 Newtown 14-9-93 Venue: Erskineville Oval

St. George 7-12-54 Eastern Suburbs 7-11-53 Venue: Hurstville Oval

North Shore 10-9-69 Sydney Naval 10-7-67 Venue: Trumper Park

Western Suburbs 14-11-95 Liverpool 5-6-36 Venue: Rosedale Oval

Balmain 10-13-73 Bankstown Sports 9-6-60 Venue: Picken Oval

 

Round 18 - 6th August 1961

Newtown 10-9-69 Bankstown Sports 8-7-55 Venue: Erskineville Oval

North Shore 8-9-57 Balmain 6-4-40 Venue: Gore Hill Oval

Sydney Naval 11-12-78 St. George 7-11-53 Venue: Trumper Park

South Sydney 13-15-93 Western Suburbs 4-6-30 Venue: Picken Oval

Eastern Suburbs 25-24-174 Liverpool 1-3-9 Venue: Rosedale Oval

 

Final ladder

 

1961

Club

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

For

Against

%

Points

1

Newtown

18

15

2

1

1649

1203

137.1

62

2

North Shore

18

13

4

1

1336

1090

122.6

54

3

Sydney Naval

18

12

6

0

1407

1070

131.5

48

4

Eastern Suburbs

18

11

7

0

1490

1219

122.2

44

5

South Sydney

18

11

7

0

1474

1228

120.0

44

6

St. George

18

10

8

0

1383

1179

117.3

40

7

Balmain

18

6

12

0

1283

1429

89.8

24

8

Western Suburbs

18

6

12

0

1046

1240

84.4

24

9

Bankstown Sports

18

4

14

0

1113

1510

73.7

16

10

Liverpool

18

1

17

0

787

1800

43.7

4

 

Total

180

89

89

2

12968

12968

 

360

 

 

Finals matches

 

First Semi-Final -- 13 August 1961

Sydney Naval 13-10-88 Eastern Suburbs 10-14-74 Venue: Trumper Park

 

Second Semi-Final -- 20 August 1961

North Shore 14-23-107 Newtown 12-9-81 Venue: Trumper Park

 

Preliminary Final -- 27 August 1961

Sydney Naval 14-10-94 Newtown 13-10-88 Venue: Trumper Park

Notes on the Preliminary Final:

When the siren sounded to end the final quarter, the teams were level. A goal after the siren made Sydney Naval the winners.

Newtown protested on the basis that the timekeepers had erred in not continuously sounding the siren indicating the conclusion of the game, plus the first quarter ended six minutes short of the regulation 25 minutes.

The protest was upheld and the match ordered to be replayed. (Source: The Australian National Football Record 9 September 1961)

 

Preliminary Final Replay -- 3 September 1961

Sydney Naval 10-14-74 Newtown 7-10-52 Venue: Trumper Park

 

Grand Final -- 10 September 1961

North Shore 11-15-81 Sydney Naval 4-11-35 Venue: Sydney RAS Showground

 

 

1961 premiers: North Shore

 

 

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