Wests defeat Newtown to take the 1918 City Cup

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 19 2018, 7:23 am

Western Suburbs defeated Newtown 18-8 in front of around twenty thousand people at the SCG on Saturday 24 August 1918 to win the City Cup for the first time.

In the early game Eastern Suburbs defeated South Sydney 10-4 to win the reserve grade League Cup, while Harold Horder won the 100 yard sprint final.

Preview: The Arrow, 23/8/1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/103527570

Report: The Sun 25/8/1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221412227

Report: Sunday Times 25/8/1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123140504

Report: The Referee, 28/8/1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/120304648

Gossip/Cartoon: The Arrow 30/8/1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/103529649

 

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