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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby league and the historical significance of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The Centenary Plaques program 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.

The plaque itself bears a prominent Centenary logo, the venue name, and a short paragraph of site-specific text on why the venue has been selected as a site of historical significance to Australian Rugby League.

This famous ground hosted its first rugby league match on 22 June 1911 when New South Wales played New Zealand. The SCG was the site of numerous famous Test matches, interstate clashes and grand finals and for more than 50 years was the regular venue for the Saturday match-of-the-day.

Location

Address:Driver Avenue, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, 2021
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.891285
Long: 151.223676
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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