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June 30: Mal mauls Kiwis; Jimmy sinks Warriors

On this day, Mal Meninga carried the Kangaroos to victory over the Kiwis and Jimmy Maloney capped a magical week by sinking the Warriors.

1985

Lewis and Jack orchestrate Ribot try

1993

Two inspired pieces of brilliance from Australian captain Mal Meninga help Australia retain their world champion status with a convincing 16-4 third Test win over the Kiwis at Lang Park. Bob Lindner plays his last Test for Australia.

Former Kangaroos captain Mal Meninga.
Former Kangaroos captain Mal Meninga. ©NRL Photos

1990

One of the biggest stories in years breaks when it is revealed 10 South Sydney players have tested positive to drugs. Fullback Scott Wilson is immediately sacked from the club. Wilson initiates court action, but the matter is settled and he signs with North Sydney. The drugs matter threatens to split South Sydney in two, with  coach and leagues club president George Piggins calling for the sacking of the football club board over their handling of the matter.

2007

Brisbane  coach  Wayne  Bennett  rates  his  depleted  team’s  victory  over  Penrith  as  one  of  the  club’s  best.  With  seven  State  of  Origin  players  missing  the  Broncos  downed  the  Panthers  24-16  at  CUA  Stadium.

2019

James Maloney caps off a brilliant week by kicking a golden point field goal to lift Penrith to a 19-18 victory over the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. Just seven days after playing a starring role in NSW's victory in Origin II, Maloney rose to the occasion for his club, landing the decisive play four minutes into golden point.

 

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