R.Whitehead, V.Richardson, C.Sharp, J.Kappler, H.Bruce
I.Nicolle, B.Mayman, S.Scrutton, C.Ryan, E.Colquhoun, O.Beatty
I.Nicolle 2, S.Sellick 1
Best on Ground
35,157 (Adelaide Oval)
Sturt had claimed the Minor Premiership and played North Adelaide in the first Grand Final which had resulted in a draw. The Grand Final replay was played the following week in front of over 35,000 anxious fans. A strong breeze blew across the ground and from the outset both teams were evenly matched with the Roosters leading by a point at quarter time. At the main break North led by 7 points and had extended this lead out to 14 points by three quarter time with Sturt’s score for the game thus far a meagre 4 points. In the last quarter the Blues finally kicked their first goal of the game thanks to Sam Sellick and at the 14 minute mark Ivor Nicolle kicked the second goal to close the gap to only 2 points then with only seconds remaining in the game Ivor Nicolle desperately marked within kicking range and then coolly kicked the winning goal securing the Double Blues second Premiership. Better players included ruckman Reg Whitehead, Victor Richardson playing at centre half back, Colin Sharp across half back, Jack Kappler in a back pocket and Harold Bruce on the wing with Ivor Nicolle being the hero of the day.