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State Football 1963

Australian Rules Football

Inducted in 2010

In a direct hard-hitting encounter between two star studded sides, South Australia broke a thirty seven year drought at the MCG erasing the big V complex that had haunted the Croweaters for too many years.

The first victory in Victoria since 1926 was a fierce uncompromising and close encounter with the tri-coloured South Australians getting home in a tense and thrilling last quarter by seven points.

There are two points that make this victory even more meritorious. Firstly the VFL side was not picked according to its usual “two players from each club” criteria so the side had nearly all the stars of the VFL competition in it.

Secondly the VFL snatched the lead back in the last quarter only to see the Croweaters regroup and secure a well-deserved victory. This team is universally regarded in South Australia as the best ever State Team and this win is deemed to be the best ever win by a State representative side.