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

From 1959 until it was closed in 2007 to make way for a new football complex, Wagga Wagga’s primary rugby league venue was Eric Weissel Oval, named after the champion five-eighth from between the Wars. The ground hosted many major matches, including an Australia v Papua New Guinea Test in 1988.

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.

Note: The oval has been earmarked for development and the Leagues Club Building will be demolished. The location of the plaque is unknown. 


Address:Thomas Street, (former) Eric Weissel Oval , Wagga Wagga, 2650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.110278
Long: 147.350556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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