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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and also the historical significance of the site.

The Balmain Tigers, foundation club of the New South Wales Rugby League, played their premiership home games here at Leichhardt Oval in the following seasons: 1934–41, 1943–70, 1973–94, 1997–99.

The Centenary Plaques Programme was put in place by the Centenary of Rugby League Committee to commemorate sites of historical significance to Rugby League - such as stadiums, suburban grounds and club formation sites. Nearly every aspect of Australia’s Rugby League landscape is covered by a Centenary Plaque – with plaques dedicated to the commemoration of Indigenous Rugby League, National Rugby League (NRL) first-grade clubs, foundation clubs, former Premiership clubs, New South Wales and Queensland Country, and those sites which were host to the foundation of the game itself in Australia.

Location

Address:Mary Street, Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt, 2040
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869167
Long: 151.154167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Source: MA
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