2 days to go – LGIAsuper counts down to the NRL Grand Final
LGIAsuper’s countdown to the 2017 NRL Grand Final continues. Today, we look at the 2 best rugby league Grand Finals of all time. This one is sure to generate some fierce debate!
Number 2 – Balmain boys do cry (1989)
When Paul Sironen finished off a superb Balmain movement to score in the first half of the 1989 Grand Final, the Tigers looked unstoppable.
But in a match with more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel, the Raiders fought back from a 12-2 halftime deficit to level things up with a minute to go.
With ‘Sirro’ and Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach off the field, and the Raiders boasting all the momentum, the Tigers suddenly lost their bite.
A Chris O’Sullivan field goal saw the Raiders edge ahead in extra time before Steve Jackson steamrolled his way into Grand Final folklore with a superb individual try.
The 19-14 victory marked the first time a side from outside Sydney had won the decider.
Number 1 – North Queensland erupts as Cowboys beat Broncos (2015)
As Official Superannuation Partner of the North Queensland Cowboys, some might consider us a little biased with our choice - but what a game!
We had long distance tries, crunching defence, a spectacular finish and a drought-breaking victory. Does it get any better than that?
The Brisbane Broncos were good. In fact, they had it in the bag until LGIAsuper Player Ambassador Michael Morgan pulled off one of the biggest clutch plays in rugby league history.
With seconds remaining, his weaving run and sensational flick-pass sent Kyle Feldt in to score just as the full-time siren sounded.
Johnathan Thurston hit the post with his conversion but potted the match-winning field in extra time to send the North Queensland faithful into raptures.
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