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July 13: A future Kiwis captain is born; Jennings saves Blues

On this day, Kieran Foran arrived in the world, Anthony Milford starred for the Raiders, while Michael Jennings scored a match-winning Origin try.


Future premiership-winner Colin Van der Voort is born. Van der Voort played lock with Penrith's 1991 premiership-winning team and was named lock in the Panthers' 40-year Legends team in 2006. He played 117 games in nine seasons with Penrith and battled injuries throughout his career.


Future Kiwis captain Kieran Foran is born in Auckland. Foran starred for Manly from 2009-15, winning a premiership with the club in 2011. Foran joined Parramatta in 2016 and then the Warriors the following season before linking with the Bulldogs in 2018.


Anthony Milford stars with two tries and lays on another two to spearhead the Raiders' 36-20 defeat of the Titans, as Canberra snap a four-game losing streak.

Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford.
Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford. ©Nathan Hopkins/NRL Photos


New South Wales avoid a State of Origin series clean sweep when centre Michael Jennings scores a last-ditch try in game three at ANZ Stadium. Captain Paul Gallen kicks the conversion in his final Origin series, as the Blues triumph 18-14.


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