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June 4: Dragons' huge turnaround; Tedesco rejects Raiders

On this day, a Blues sharpshooter bags 15 goals, St George Illawarra register a massive turnaround and Penrith fight back from a 23-point deficit.

1957

NSW five-eighth Greg Hawick sets a record for interstate games that is unlikely to be broken when he kicks 15 goals in the Blues’ 69-5 win over Queensland at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

2000

St George Illawarra produce one of the game’s most remarkable turnarounds to beat Melbourne 50-4, just 13 weeks after the Dragons were crushed 70-10 by the same team

2000

Penrith fight back from a 31-8 deficit at the 57-minute mark to beat Wests Tigers 32-31 at Penrith Stadium. It remains the Panthers' greatest ever comeback.

2001

Despite an 11th hour offer from the Bulldogs, Sharks winger Mat Rogers announces he has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union

2006

Manly forward Steve Menzies celebrates his 300th first-grade game with a try in the Sea Eagles’ 29-22 defeat of Penrith.

James Tedesco opted to stay with the Wests Tigers after agreeing to go to Canberra.
James Tedesco opted to stay with the Wests Tigers after agreeing to go to Canberra. ©NRL Photos

2014

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco goes back on his decision to sign with Canberra, taking advantage of the NRL’s round 13 trading window, and pledges his immediate playing future to the Tigers. 

2018

The Maroons suffer a body blow 48 hours before the opening State of Origin match when fullback Billy Slater is forced to withdraw with hamstring soreness. Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford and Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga are rushed to Melbourne to provide cover.

The Broncos' 2020 season began to unravel in round four.
The Broncos' 2020 season began to unravel in round four.

2020

The Sydney Roosters hand the Broncos the biggest hiding in the club’s history by demolishing them 59-0 at Suncorp Stadium. The Broncos fielded one of their most inexperienced line-ups, however, the Roosters were missing Dally M player of the year James Tedesco, who was forced to undergo a test for COVID-19 after waking with an elevated temperature.

 

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

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