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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and the historical significance of the Sydney Sports Ground.

This was the site of the Sydney Sports Ground which hosted premiership and representative rugby league matches from 1911 until 1986. It was the former home ground of the Eastern Suburbs club and until 1947, South Sydney. It was demolished in 1986 to make way for the Sydney Football Stadium.

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:Moore Park Road, Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz Stadium), Moore Park, 2021
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.888101
Long: 151.225272
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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