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Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League T-Shirt 1981 Grand Final

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Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League T-Shirt 1981 Grand Final

Arte Beetson Redcliffe Rugby League Legend

The great Australian Rugby League player Arthur Beetson, played for the Dolphins in 1964. And he was part of the legendary 1965 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership-winning side.

The available sizes are S – 5XL.

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Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League T-Shirt 1981 Grand Final

Arte Beetson Redcliffe Rugby League Legend

The great Australian Rugby League player Arthur Beetson, played for the Dolphins in 1964. And he was part of the legendary 1965 Brisbane Rugby League Premiership-winning side.

After successful stints playing for the Balmain Tigers, Easter Suburbs Roosters and Parramatta Eels. He returned to the Dolphins in 1981 and became player-coach.

Brisbane 1981 Rugby League Grand Final

Having enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned over two decades. Beetson at 36 year old helped Redcliffe Dolphins reach the Grand Final where they met Brisbane Souths. Arte didn’t get the fairytale ending to his career. Souths won in the last minute and on their last tackle. Mick Reardon scored the crucial try after good work by Mal Meninga and Chris Phelan.
Our Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League T-Shirt 1981 Grand Final is inspired by this great team and the legendary Arte Beetson. The Brisbane Rugby League Final between Souths and Redcliffe on the 13th of September 1981.

Redcliffe Dolphins v Souths

Souths went into the First Grade as underdogs after losing 21 -10 to Redcliffe in the major semi-final. The match kicked off with both teams displaying great energy and determination. Redcliffe started the game strongly, dominating possession and showcasing their attacking prowess.

Souths, however, gradually found their rhythm and started to assert themselves in the match. Half-back Brad Sully score an opportunist try. And Mal Meninga kicked the goal. In reply, Ian Pearce kicked a goal for Redcliffe Dolphins.

First half of the 1981 Brisbane Rugby League Grand Final

The remainder of the first half was characterized by intense physicality and tactical battles between the two teams. Then in the final minutes of the first half the Magpies Full Back Ken Spencer cooly slotted a drop goal. At the break Souths led 6 points to 2.

Drama in the final minute left despair for Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League

The second half witnessed a surge in intensity. Ian Pearce scored for Redcliffe and added two further conversions. Souths replied through the trusty kicking of Mal Meninga.
Souths were down 9-8 against Redcliffe with a minute to go. Redcliffe were captain-coached by a 36-year-old Artie Beetson, trying to get his beloved Dolphins a premiership in his final year before hanging up his boots. Then, Souths 21-year-old centre Mal Meninga created the space for Mick Reardon to score of spectacular try in the corner. Meninga added the conversion. The final whistle blew with Souths emerging as the victors, winning the Brisbane Rugby League Final with a scoreline of 12-10.

The end of the playing career of Arte Beetson a Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League Legend

Artie can be seen slumped in the in-goal area. He’d left an indelible mark on the Rugby League community. His remarkable career, characterized by passion, skill, and sportsmanship, became an inspiration for aspiring players and a source of pride for Redcliffe and Queensland.

The Redcliffe Dolphins Rugby League T-Shirt 1981 Grand Final

Inspired by Dolphins jersey of 1981. This exceptional shirt is produced from soft touch 100% Cotton. Also, it features classic appliques on the front. Also, we offer a Polo inspired by the 1962 Kangaroo team that Arte Beetson played in, an exceptional Australian Rugby League Shirt Polo Retro Kangaroo Style.

The available sizes are S – 5XL.

In addition, this product includes our unique ‘Story-Teller’ microchip. Scan the garment label on the front, just above the hem. A message will appear on iPhones, tap the icon and the video will launch. Android Smartphones often scan better if the back of the phone is placed over the label. Once the chip is detected the video will launch automatically on your phone.

Furthermore, please note: The Ellis Rugby ‘Story-Teller’ is an additional feature to our garments. We will not accept returns. Or supply replacements if the tag does not work, or stops working during the garment’s life.

Here’s the video you will see, telling the story behind the garment –

 

Additional information

Size

Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

Colour

Ecru

Gender

Men

Style

Rugby Shirt

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