Arthur “Ned” Conlin


BIRTH: 11 April 1883
Sydney, NSW
DEATH: 31 December 1947 Homebush, NSW
DEATH: 31 December 1947
Homebush, NSW


RESIDENCE: Wilson St Darlington, NSW, 1913; Powell St Homebush, NSW, 1925


  • South Sydney RU 2nd Grade 1905
  • Metropolitan RL v NZ Maoris RL 1908
  • South Sydney RL 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911
  • NSW RL v New Zealand RL 1909
  • Australia RL v New Zealand 1909
  • Wests RL First Grade 1912


Arthur Conlin captained South Sydney in the 1908 rugby league grand final taking out the League’s first ever premiership.

In 1909 he was the competition’s top point with Souths taking out the premiership again that year.

He played in the 1910 grand final which ended in a scoreless draw. The premiership was awarded to the opposition Newtown club due to its higher ladder position.

By the end of 1910 Arthur Conlin held the record for the most point scored in a NSW rugby league career with 101 points.

Arthur Conlin played one more season with South Sydney before playing his final year in the competition with Western Suburbs. He played eight First Grade games with Wests and then retired from grade rugby league.

Arthur Conlin settled in the western suburbs district and was listed as the Secretary of the Literary Institute, Parramatta Rd, Homebush in 1925. He lived the remainder of his life at Homebush and died there in December 1947.

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