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St George Rugby League 1966 Polo Shirt

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The 1966 NSWRL Premiership Grand Final: St George Dragons vs. Balmain Tigers

The 1966 NSWRL premiership grand final marked the climax of an era, featuring the formidable St George Dragons against the determined Balmain Tigers. This historic match not only concluded the last season under the unlimited tackle rule but also sealed St George’s remarkable 11-year premiership-winning streak.

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The 1966 NSWRL Premiership Grand Final: St George Dragons vs. Balmain Tigers

The 1966 NSWRL premiership grand final marked the climax of an era, featuring the formidable St George Dragons against the determined Balmain Tigers. This historic match not only concluded the last season under the unlimited tackle rule but also sealed St George’s remarkable 11-year premiership-winning streak.

Stellar Lineups:

Both teams boasted star-studded rosters, with the Dragons fielding luminaries like Graeme Langlands, Johnny Raper, and Billy Smith, while Balmain showcased the talents of Arthur Beetson and Keith Barnes. Despite Balmain’s dominance in the regular season encounters, the grand final outcome remained uncertain.

Dynamic Rugby League Gameplay:

From the onset, the match brimmed with intensity and skill. Billy Smith’s slick playmaking set the stage for St George’s first try, while Dick Huddart’s blistering run and Kevin Ryan’s finishing touch further solidified the Dragons’ lead.

St George’s Dominance:

Throughout the game, St George’s relentless attack and unyielding defense left Balmain struggling to keep pace. Johnny Raper’s exceptional performance earned him the retrospective Clive Churchill Medal, highlighting his pivotal role in securing victory.

A Fitting Farewell to St George Rugby League Legend:

As St George celebrated their triumph, the grand final also served as a poignant farewell for departing players like Kevin Ryan. Ryan’s contribution to the team, coupled with his illustrious post-football career, underscored the legacy of the Dragons’ 1966 triumph.

Celebrating Rugby League Heritage:

In conclusion, the 1966 NSWRL Premiership Grand Final between St George Dragons and Balmain Tigers remains etched in rugby league folklore as a testament to skill, determination, and the enduring spirit of champions.

The retro St George Rugby League 1966 Polo Shirt by Ellis Rugby pays homage to the iconic players and moments of that legendary season. Ellis Rugby’s extensive collection commemorates the rich history of rugby league, ensuring that fans can relive the glory of past NRL, Superleague, and international teams.

Manufacturing

Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton, the Hall of Fame Rugby League polo features detailed embroidery, including an appliqué badge as well as an embroidered collar stand. Please note we use Ecru colour, rather than pure white to create a vintaged aged look to the garment. The available sizes are S to 5XL.

Story-Teller by Ellis Rugby

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.

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.

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

Additional information

Colour

Light Blue

Size

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

Gender

Men

Style

Polo Shirt

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