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By SCG Trust

If ever St George needed one of their nine lives in their historic run, it was during the 1964 grand final against Balmain at the SCG.

A crowd of 61,369 came to witness history repeat itself, as the mighty Saints crawled back a first half deficit to win their ninth consecutive premiership on the hallowed turf.

For the first time in their winning streak St George were down at halftime.

With the breeze at their tail Balmain led 4-2 as a sea of supporters watched anxiously from the pavilions and all around the celebrated ground.

It was shaping up to be an upset for the ages. Saints had lost their star import Dick Huddart to a knee injury the night before but it would be Johhny King that would get them out trouble.

The incumbent winger scored a try in the tenth minute of the second half following a Balmain kick which failed to find the sideline.

Graeme Langlands went on to convert the try - the only of the match.

Penalties were traded in the latter stages of the game but Saints would end the match victorious.

St George Dragons 11. Tries: King. Goals: Langlands (4).
Balmain Tigers 6. Goals: Barnes (3).

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