1948 Premiership to South Perth

It was the 25th September and the rain had fell all week. It was the worst conditions for a rugby league final let alone the first to be played in Western Australia however a big crowd gathered at Langley Park. It was not until half way through the second half that Souths got the better of Fremantle. Both teams played fantastic footy considering the wet ball with South Perth the first to score thru V Boley when he burst over from the play the ball. The best run of the game was from South Perths winger B King who ran 75 yards outpacing the Fremantle backs to score between the posts. South Perth leading 10 – 0 went on in the closing stages to a win with Fremantle scoring a try and a goal. Final score South Perth 19 (5 tries) Fremantle 5 (1 try)