Members rate 1997 Albert try best-ever GF moment

Todd Carney rates the Knights’ match-winning try in 1997 as one of his favourite Grand Final memories and tonight at Star City Casino more than 400 NRL Club members agreed with the Roosters’ Dally M winner, voting it as their No.1 Grand Final moment of all time. <br><br> Brett Kimmorley, Scott Prince, Johnathan Thurston, Tim Mannah, Michael Ennis, Roy Asotasi, David Shillington and Lachlan Coote were among the stars tonight joining NRL Chief Executive David Gallop, league legends, officials and club members from across the game for the first ever Telstra Premiership Grand Final Members Party celebrating the game’s connection with its most passionate and loyal supporters. <br><br> Following a record-breaking season in which club membership grew 28% to more than 140,000 game- wide, tonight’s event unveiled the Top 10 Grand Final moments as voted for by club members on NRL.com with the magical moments chosen spanning almost 50 years. <br><br> <b>The NRL Club Members’ top 10 Grand Final moments of all-time are: <br><br> 1. Darren Albert’s match-winning try against Manly in 1997. <br><br> 2. Steve Jackson's match-winning try against the Tigers ion 1989. <br><br> 3. Benji Marshall’s flick pass against the Cowboys in 2005. <br><br> 4. Royce Simmons scoring the match-winner for Penrith in 1991. <br><br> 5. Bulldog Steve Gearin’s famous try in 1980. <br><br> 6. Scott Sattler chases down Roosters winger Todd Byrne in 2003. <br><br> 7. Brett Kenny selling a dummy and scoring in 1981. <br><br> 8. Steve Renouf racing the length of the field to score for the Broncos in 1992. <br><br> 9. Souths’ Bob McCarthy racing away for a try in 1967. <br><br> 10. ‘The Gladiators’ embrace of Arthur Summons and Norm Provan after the 1963 Grand Final.</b> <br><br> In announcing the top 10 moments, Gallop tonight thanked club members for their passionate and loyal support of the game. <br><br> “Every team has given its fans something to cheer about and something to hope for this year. You have been the ones cheering but you have also been the ones that have helped make it possible,” Gallop said. <br><br> “The strength of the clubs on the field relates directly to the support they receive off the field and membership is a key part of every club’s future. <br><br> “The last two years have seen meteoric rises in the number of people committing to their club as members. This year the number of members rose by 28% with the number now reaching over 144,000.”