NO ONE CAN KNOW for sure what was the greatest ever reserve-grade side in the history of the Sydney premiership. But some of the St George ‘seconds’ from 1956–66 would be strong contenders.
In Never Before, Never Again, Harry Bath remembered the fierce rivalry for positions in Saints’ top side ...
‘The competition was so strong, everybody had to give their best the whole time. Don’t forget that the reserve grade would be winning their comp too, and there would be plenty of blokes in that team sweating on a first-grade position. I can remember even blokes like Billy Wilson and Monty Porter, important cogs in the side, waiting nervously outside the dressing room for the first-grade team list to be pinned on the wall.’