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April 10: Ricky arrives in the world, Rankin's double take

A future Shark is born and a stray ball gets in the way of a Wests Tigers winger.

1990

Ricky Leutele is born in Brisbane and plays his junior rugby league with Logan Brothers. He joins the Cronulla Sharks in 2010, scoring 30 tries in 129 games before leaving the club at the end of last year. Leutele has represented Samoa on six occasions and is currently playing with the Toronto Wolfpack on a three-year deal.

Former Wests Tigers winger Jordan Rankin.
Former Wests Tigers winger Jordan Rankin. ©NRL Photos

2016

Wests Tigers winger Jordan Rankin is distracted in very unusual circumstances at Hunter Stadium when Newcastle forward Korbin Sims kicks a stray football in his direction as he attempts to field a kick. The offending ball was launched from the crowd.

 

This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.