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

On March 21, 1908, this park was the site of a trial match between South Sydney Possibles and Probables, the first game in Australia played under rugby league rules. On that day, Englishman Tom McCabe lectured players and officials on the finer points of the new code.

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.


Address:Foreshore Road, Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany, 2019
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.954722
Long: 151.197778
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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