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Title: ... p117 - Billy Wilson (p83) Norm Provan comments re Saints first of eleven straight

the first of their incredible run of 11 straight premiership titles in 1956, with Wilson the key man.

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From Tony Adams great Rugby League Book - The Hitmen.

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1956

21/04/2006

courtesy of Tony Adams great book The Hitmen - A tribute to League's tough guys.

With the likes of Norm Provan, Ken Kearney and Billy Wilson leading the way up front, Saints were Sydney league's sleeping giant of the early 1950's. The Dragons finally broke through for the first of their incredible run of 11 straight premiership titles in 1956, with Wilson the key man.


Centre Merv Lees leaving the field during the 56 Grand Final.

Saints beat a determined Balmain side 18 -12, despite playing with just 12 men for over an hour. Centre Merv Lees was helped from the field with a badly dislocated collarbone after only 13 minutes, leaving Saints in disarry. But Wilson, always a calm man in a crisis, moved out into the centres. The remaining five forwards, led by Provan and Kearney, did the job as Saints secured the title in rousing style.


Appears in the following pages ....P117_Billy WILSON, P83_Norm PROVAN
Date of posting ... 21-May-2006
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