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On This Day: The Battle Of Earl Park

•1928 Premiers1

On this day in 1928, the semi-final against St George took place and was forevermore known as ‘The Battle at Earl Park’.

The season of 1928 was not as spectacular as the previous three for South Sydney, but the Club took out its fourth straight premiership title smashing Easts 26-5 in the Final. But 1928 will be remembered for the semi-final against St George known as ‘The Battle at Earl Park’.

It ranks as one of the bravest wins by a South Sydney side in history, with Souths reduced to 11 men at one stage due to injuries to finish in regular time at five-all. Then mighty second-rower George Treweeke runs rampant during extra time, creating two tries to set up a 13-5 victory in one of the most famous encounters of all time.