|Newtown||North Sydney||Parramatta||South Sydney|
|St. George||Western Suburbs|
|Date and Time||Venue||Referee||Crowd|
|Western Suburbs||6-0||Parramatta||25 August 1962||Sydney Sports Ground||Darcy Lawler||26,281|
|St. George||30-9||Newtown||1 September 1962||Sydney Cricket Ground||Col Pearce||36,058|
|Newtown||13-25||Western Suburbs||8 September 1962||Sydney Cricket Ground||Col Pearce||26,554|
|St. George||9-6||Western Suburbs||15 September 1962||Sydney Cricket Ground||Jack Bradley||41,184|
|St. George||Position||Western Suburbs|
|Kevin McDonald||FB||Kevin Bray|
|Johnny King||WG||Dave Barsley|
|John Riley||CE||Fred Nordem|
|Reg Gasnier||CE||Gil McDougall|
|Eddie Lumsden||WG||Peter Dimond|
|Johnny Raper||FE||Arthur Summons (c)|
|George Evans||HB||Don Malone|
|Monty Porter||PR||Dennis Meaney|
|Ian Walsh||HK||Noel Kelly|
|Billy Wilson||PR||John Hayes|
|Kevin Ryan||SR||Jim Cody|
|Norm Provan (Ca./Co.)||SR||Garry Russell|
|Elton Rasmussen||LK||Kevin Smyth|
The only try of the match was scored in the 17th minute after Norm Provan burst through and found Kevin Ryan in support who in turn found Johnny King on the fly. The winger raced 30 yards over sodden ground to score, notching up another Grand Final try in his unblemished consistent record.
The score was 7-2 at half time, with the Dragons playing almost all the second half after Billy Wilson was sent off.
The match was a tight forward struggle with misdemeanors from both sides. Provan and Rasmussen finished the game needing stitches and Jim Cody and Garry Russell suffered broken noses. Wests did all they could to contain Reg Gasnier with Gill McDougall enjoying some success in hammering Gasnier and keeping him bottled up.
Saints' best were Ryan, Ian Walsh and Johnny Raper playing at five-eighth in place of Brian Clay whose injury prone season had ended early with a broken arm.
The game is remembered for a couple of off-the-ball incidents which began with Provan being knocked out by Jim Cody five minutes before half time. 'Sticks' Provan was carried from the field and didn't return again until well into the second half. Cody escaped any official punishment. Wilson came out as captain in the second half and apparently squared things up in the first seconds after kick-off before the first tackle took place. Accounts differ as to whether 'Bluey' Wilson was provoked by Cody before Wilson hit him, but hit him he did and referee Jack Bradley sent Wilson off. With no replacements allowed in those days, St George were reduced to 11 men until Provan returned to the field 15 minutes later.
In what can only be described as a heroic defensive effort, St George held out Wests and won the match.
The match was Billy Wilson's final game for St George; he had appeared in six of the Grand Final victories. The Larry Writer reference suggests that the send-off may have soured Wilson's relationship with club officials in spite of the victory. Whether true or not, at 35 years of age, the end of Wilson's playing career was looming from the club's perspective and his contract was not renewed.
As of the 2007 NRL season no forward since Wilson has been sent off in a Grand Final. In this game Wilson also became the only man to have been sent off in two grand finals following on from his dismissal by Darcy Lawler in 1953 for fighting with South Sydney's Martin Gallagher.
St. George 9 (Tries: King. Goals: McDonald 3.)
Western Suburbs 6 (Goals: Bray 3.)