1934 VFL Grand Final

The 1934 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Richmond Football Club and South Melbourne Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 13 October 1934. It was the 38th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1934 VFL season. The match, attended by 65,335 spectators, was won by Richmond by a margin of 39 points, marking that club's fourth premiership victory.

1934 VFL Grand Final

Richmond

South Melbourne
19.14 (128) 12.17 (89)
1 2 3 4
RICH 4.4 (28) 10.8 (68) 16.11 (107) 19.14 (128)
SM 4.3 (27) 6.5 (41) 6.11 (47) 12.17 (89)
Date13 October 1934
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance65,335
 1933 VFL Grand Final 1935 

This was the second successive year in which the two teams met in the premiership decider, with South Melbourne having won the 1933 VFL Grand Final. It was also the seventh occasion in eight years that Richmond had appeared in a Grand Final. It had won just one of those earlier contests, in 1932.

Score

Team123Final
Richmond4.410.816.1119.14 (128)
South Melbourne4.36.56.1112.17 (89)

Teams

Richmond
S. Melbourne
Richmond
B: Martin Bolger Maurie Sheahan Kevin O'Neill
HB: Jack Baggott Gordon Strang Basil McCormack
C: Stan Judkins Eric Zschech Alan Geddes
HF: Thomas O'Halloran David Baxter Joe Murdoch
F: Bert Foster Jack Titus Dick Harris
Foll: Percy Bentley (c) Jack Dyer Ray Martin
Res: Horace Edmonds
Coach:
South Melbourne
B: Hec McKay Jack Austin Jock McKenzie
HB: Bill Faul Lin Richards Hugh McLaughlin
C: Harry Clarke Len Thomas Herbie Matthews
HF: Peter Reville Laurie Nash Jim O'Meara
F: Brighton Diggins Bob Pratt Ossie Bertram
Foll: Jack Bissett (c) Dinny Kelleher Terry Brain
Res: Wilbur Harris
Coach: Jack Bissett

Statistics

Goalkickers

Richmond:

  • Titus 6
  • Harris 3
  • O'Halloran 3
  • Bentley 2
  • Martin 2
  • Baxter 1
  • Murdoch 1
  • Zschech 1

South Melbourne:

  • Nash 6
  • Pratt 2
  • Bertram 1
  • Brain 1
  • Diggins 1
  • O'Meara 1

See also

References

  • AFL Tables: 1934 Grand Final
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
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