TEAMS: NSWRL Sydney Shield - 2020 Round 1
8 hours ago | New South Wales Rugby League
On Grand Final Day 2019 we witnessed a classic game of Rugby League between the Newtown Jets and the Burleigh Bears.
It was a match to decide the Australian State Champions.
But the genesis of this ‘new' competition had its beginnings back in 1963, when the NSWRL established what was called the Inter District Club.
Host Rob Corra with special guest - rugby league historian Terry Williams, takes a look at the History of the Second Division.
Together they look at this important feeder competition from its earliest days in 1963, through the Metro Cup era and finally to today. What happened to a club in Liverpool and what were their colours? How did Cronulla and Penrith get the nod to be promoted to the top tier comp?
It's all here as Radio League Unlimited presents Rugby League: That's the Way it Was - a series of podcasts that look at different historical aspects of the game of Rugby League, from 1908 to the present day.
Earlier episodes can be listened to on iTunes, LeagueUnlimited and wherever good podcasts can be found.
Pictured. Lewis Jones - The Welsh Wizard
Played for Wentworthville 1964-1969
then became First Grade Coach
Past episodes of Rugby League: That's The Way It Was can be found at the iTunes Store
GRAND FINAL TEAMS 1966 - SYDNEY 2ND DIVISION
GRAND FINAL RESULTS - SYDNEY 2ND DIVISION (Bill Buckley Trophy )
*1963 Competition known as Inter-District competition
GRAND FINAL RESULTS - METRO CUP