Portfolio (Outdated) NRL Jerseys, 1908–2006 – inspired by FootyJumpers

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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
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The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Western Suburbs, 1995–98

1995
WS 1995a.png


1995 alternate
WS 1995b.png


1996
WS 1996a.png


1996 alternate
WS 1996b.png


1997

WS 1997a.png


1997 alternate
WS 1997b.png


1998
WS 1998a.png


1998 alternate
WS 1998b.png


1998 special, Round 17
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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
St George, 1975–97

1975–77
SG 1975–77.png


1978–82, ¾ length sleeve variant
SG 1978–82l.png


1978–82, ½ length sleeve variant
SG 1978–82s.png


1983–84, ¾ length sleeve variant
SG 1983–84l.png


1983–84, ½ length sleeve variant
SG 1983–84s.png


1985–93, ¾ length sleeve variant
SG 1985–93l.png


1985–94, ¾ length sleeve variant
SG 1985–94s.png


1995
SG 1995.png


1996
SG 1996.png


1997
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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Canterbury–Bankstown, 1982–98

1982
CB 1982.png


1983–84

CB 1983–84.png


1985, ¾ length sleeve variant
CB 1985l.png


1985, ½ length sleeve variant
CB 1985s.png


1986–89, ¾ length sleeve variant
CB 1986–89l.png


1986–94, ½ length sleeve variant
CB 1986–94s.png


1995, (as Sydney Bulldogs)
SB 1995.png


1996
CB 1996.png


1997
CB 1997.png


1998
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wizardwaffle

Club Legend
Aug 11, 2011
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Waverley Park
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Box Hill (VFL)
It would be good to hear why some of these changes occured. Like the Eastern Suburbs change to a light blue in the 1940s. Some of the reasons may be interesting. To find out the reason why Rugby League team change compared to AFL teams. Also an explaination of what happened to the teams that aren't with us anymore. We don't know what happened to them, and would like to know what happened to them. In the AFL we have only lost one team, University, which didn't return after World War One.
 

Lemon Boi

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Nov 20, 2019
1,281
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The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Canterbury–Bankstown, 1999

1999 home/primary

CB 1999a.png


1999 away/clash (may have also been worn with blue socks)

CB 1999b.png



Bulldogs, 2000–06

2000–01 home/primary (was also occasionally worn with grey socks)
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2001 away/clash
BU 2001b.png


2002–05 home/primary
BU 2002–05a.png


2002–05 away/clash
BU 2002–05b.png


2004–06 special; worn in Round 21 and 25 2004, Round 24 2005, and Round 10 and 24 2006
BU 2004–06s 21, 25, 24, 10, 24.png


2006 home/primary
BU 2006a.png


2006 away/clash
BU 2006b.png
 
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acm21

Club Legend
May 7, 2019
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1,187
AFL Club
Essendon
Material shortages during World War II resulted in all teams bar Newtown changing from striped jerseys to solid-colour jerseys with vees. Eastern Suburbs switched to sky blue as navy blue was prioritised for Naval uniforms; oddly, Footscray did the exact opposite by switching from royal blue to navy blue in 1944–1946.

Cumberland disbanded in late 1908 after losing all eight of their matches.
Newcastle split into local teams that competed in their own minor league.
Annandale won just 25 of their 153 matches, and were voted out after they had been evicted from their home ground in 1919.
Glebe were also voted out for the same reason. Like Annandale, the suburb was becoming more industrial and less residential.
University were a strictly amateur club with no home ground; as such they won only two games in their last four seasons.

Newtown was excluded from the 1984 season due to poor facilities and spiralling debts; they continue to play in the NSW state league (like Port Melbourne).
North Sydney was merged with Manly–Warringah in 1999 to form the ill-fated Northern Eagles which lasted from 2000–2002 and was entirely owned and operated by Manly. Manly dissolved the partnership in early 2003 and resumed competing as Manly. North Sydney also continues in the NSW state league.
Balmain and Western Suburbs were merged in late 1999 to create Wests Tigers which competes in the NRL today.

I’m posting these uniforms by team, by the year the entered the competition; next will be St. George, then Canterbury–Bankstown.

It is interesting to note that Balmain and Western Suburbs had seperate 2nd division sides (Balmain stronger than wests for the most part) until very recently, which was due to the poor finances of Balmain (which I believe is the opposite of why the clubs merged 2000)
 

wizardwaffle

Club Legend
Aug 11, 2011
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Hawthorn
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Material shortages during World War II resulted in all teams bar Newtown changing from striped jerseys to solid-colour jerseys with vees. Eastern Suburbs switched to sky blue as navy blue was prioritised for Naval uniforms; oddly, Footscray did the exact opposite by switching from royal blue to navy blue in 1944–1946.

Cumberland disbanded in late 1908 after losing all eight of their matches.
Newcastle split into local teams that competed in their own minor league.
Annandale won just 25 of their 153 matches, and were voted out after they had been evicted from their home ground in 1919.
Glebe were also voted out for the same reason. Like Annandale, the suburb was becoming more industrial and less residential.
University were a strictly amateur club with no home ground; as such they won only two games in their last four seasons.

Newtown was excluded from the 1984 season due to poor facilities and spiralling debts; they continue to play in the NSW state league (like Port Melbourne).
North Sydney was merged with Manly–Warringah in 1999 to form the ill-fated Northern Eagles which lasted from 2000–2002 and was entirely owned and operated by Manly. Manly dissolved the partnership in early 2003 and resumed competing as Manly. North Sydney also continues in the NSW state league.
Balmain and Western Suburbs were merged in late 1999 to create Wests Tigers which competes in the NRL today.

I’m posting these uniforms by team, by the year the entered the competition; next will be St. George, then Canterbury–Bankstown.
It is interesting to note the shortages in materials resulted in changes to jumpers.
The New South Wales Rugby League sounds more like the VFA than the VFL of those days. Clubs voted out because they had no home. Sounds like Moorabbin which won the 1964 VFA Premiership but where kicked out because St.Kilda was using their home ground and didn't play in 1965.
Some of the teams you wonder what would have happened if they just kept going. Cumberland, Annandale and Glebe where out because they lost all the time, and they suburbs where becoming industrial.
Newtown doesn't sound like Port Melbourne, because at least Newtown played at the highest level. Port Melbourne stayed in the VFA because it's fans were a bit rowdy.
North Sydney had the problem that they didn't control the club they were part of. Manly stopped it and played as Manly again. They should have been like the West Tigers.
The League University sounds like the VFL University. Both were amateur clubs with poor records. To be a VFL University player you had to go to Melbourne University.
 

Mero

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 9, 2003
9,319
11,785
Vancouver, Canada
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
I played Ammos in the 80s
I believe access to dye would be more likely for the change in colour, rather than access to material.
Jerseys in the 1940s were made of wool.
Australia was the world's leading supplier of wool in this era, as it had been for one hundred years (and still is today).
Whilst I recognise a good proportion of resources were directed to the war effort, the ability to make wool garments continued.
It would, however, explain the move to more basic designs, which could be created quicker, without the requirement to set the machines to different colours, or cut and sew material into the correct places.

Dye, however, was mostly made in Germany.
You may remember them as being the Opposition Team in WW2.
Consequently, we didn't trade with them, and therefore didn't import their dye.
It then fell upon the local manufacturer to come up with dyes from alternate sources.
Most teams were supplied by a local manufacturer, so their sources would be as varied as the suppliers.
 

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Early expansion team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
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2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Manly–Warringah, 1996–99

1996 primary
MW 1996a.png


1996 alternate
MW 1996b.png


1997 primary

MW 1997a.png


1997 alternate
MW 1997b.png


1998 (Round 1 only, white shorts, away to Broncos)
MW 1998s 1.png


1998 home/primary
MW 1998a.png


1998 away/clash
MW 1998b.png


1999 home/primary
MW 1999a.png


1999 away/clash

MW 1999b.png



NOTE: Manly’s 2003–06 jerseys will be posted after the Northern Eagles
 
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Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Parramatta, 1947–75

1947

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1948

PA 1948.png


1949–62

PA 1949–62.png


1963–71

PA 1963–71.png


1972–73

PA 1972–73.png


1974

PA 1974.png


1975

PA 1975a.png


1975 alternate (the 1974 jersey was worn with 1975 shorts at least once in 1975)

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Early expansion team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Parramatta, 1976–82

1976 team photo (unknown if worn in any matches)

PA 1976sb.png


1976 primary, ½ length sleeve variant

PA 1976sa.png


1976–77 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant

PA 1976–77sc.png


1976–77 primary, ¾ length sleeve variant

PA 1976–77l.png


1977 primary

PA 1977s.png


1978 primary (some ¾ length sleeve variants may have been worn)

PA 1978sa.png


1978–79 alternate

PA 1978–79sb.png


1979 primary

PA 1979.png


1980–82 primary

PA 1980–82a.png


1980–82 alternate

PA 1980–82b.png
 
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Early expansion team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,281
2,518
The Citrus Grove
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Parramatta, 2001–06

2001 primary
PA 2001a.png


2001 alternate
PA 2001b.png


2002–03 primary
PA 2002–03a.png


2002–03 alternate
PA 2002–03b.png


2002 special, Round 11
PA 2002s 11.png


2003 special, Round 21
PA 2003s 21.png


2004–06 primary
PA 2004–06a.png


2004–06 alternate
PA 2004–06b.png


Special, Round 25 2004 and Round 24 2005
PA 2004s 25, 0524.png


2006 special, Round 22
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