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18 September 1965.

Sydney Cricket Ground – St George v South Sydney.

Grand Final*.

The stairwell at rear of the Sydney Showground Grandstand was packed.

Graham Percy guardian & guide – again.

Saints going for 10th premiership,

But beaten twice by Souths during year.

Great Expectations.

Ground overflowed**, all vantage points filled – roofs, inside fence, Showground.

Police moving roof sitters incurred loud disapproval. They concede.

Saints win! … Again.

People found spots on the grandstand roofs and inside the fence.


* The Dragons won (12-8) and stretched their record to 10 consecutive premierships.

** The official attendance was 78,056 – the biggest sporting crowd Sydney had ever experienced. This did not include the people watching from vantage points outside the SCG (like the Showground) nor those who climbed onto the stand roofs. The number of people I have met who claim to have been at that game would suggest a much much higher crowd.

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