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July 1: Alf steals Blues' thunder; Roosters fuming about playing surface

On this day, Allan Langer bolted home from the UK to save the Maroons, the Roosters wanted answers after a spate of knee injuries, while St George Leagues Club opened for business.

1961

Wests fullback Don Parish becomes the first fullback to score a try in a Test match when he crosses in Australia's 12-10 loss to New Zealand at Carlaw Park.

1963

St George Leagues Club opens for business on the Princes Highway near Kogarah Oval.

1986

New South Wales complete the first cleansweep of a State of Origin series. The Blues, coached by Ron Willey, win the third match 18-16, after claiming earlier matches 22-16 and 24-20.

1990

Mal Meninga is crowned the world's best player in a ceremony in Brisbane, where he receives the Adidas Golden Boot.

1994

Brisbane winger Willie Carne undergoes brain scans after being heavily concussed in the third State of Origin match.

1997

Sydney City halfback Adrian Lam is named captain of the Rest of the World team, while controversial Perth forward Mark Geyer is suspended for three weeks for a high tackle.

Former Roosters halfback Adrian Lam.
Former Roosters halfback Adrian Lam. ©NRL Photos

1998

In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Telegraph, Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett is asked if he would become involved in a Super League again if the chance emerged. He replied: "No. We got Super League wrong from day one and from then it was an absolute bloody mess."

2001

Champion halfback Allan Langer inspires Queensland to an improbable series win over New South Wales when he plays a starring role in the Maroons' 40-14 thrashing of the Blues in Game 3 at ANZ Stadium.

Maroons legend Allan Langer.
Maroons legend Allan Langer. ©NRL Photos

2003

The Sydney Roosters call for an expert report to determine the safety of the Suncorp Stadium playing surface following knee injuries to Peter Cusack, Craig Fitzgibbon, Justin Hodges and Brett Finch.

2011

Former Test forward Reni Maitua makes his return to rugby league after a two-year drugs ban but he fails to lift Parramatta, who go down 16-12 to Brisbane at Parramatta Stadium.

2017

Defending premiers Cronulla hand the Sydney Roosters their biggest defeat of the season – a 44-12 thumping at a sold out Central Coast Stadium.

2018

A near capacity crowd of 16,984 turns out at Leichhardt Oval for the return of premiership-winning hooker Robbie Farah following his mid-season switch from South Sydney. Despite the presence of Farah and former Canterbury fullback Moses Mbye, the Tigers fall 30-12 to the Gold Coast Titans.

 

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