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Broncos great Allan Langer.

On this day, Maroons legend Allan Langer calls time on a magical career, Akuila Uate blitzes the Sea Eagles and Benji Marshall scores a ripper for the Dragons.

1945

Future point-scoring king Eric Simms is born. Simms topped the point-scoring for four straight seasons and won four premierships with the Rabbitohs - the club he played his entire career with.

He played 206 games with the Bunnies and eight games for Australia.

2001     

Queensland State of Origin hero Allan Langer announces his retirement from the game after suffering an ankle injury playing for Warrington

2010

Newcastle’s Fijian winger Akuila Uate scores a hat-trick of tries inside the first 20 minutes as the Knights trounce Manly 32-14 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

Former Knights winger Akuila Uate scores one of his three tries against Manly in 2010.
Former Knights winger Akuila Uate scores one of his three tries against Manly in 2010. ©NRL Photos

2015

St George Illawarra halfback Benji Marshall scores a breathtaking try as the Dragons end a seven-game losing streak by downing Newcastle 46-24 at Jubilee Oval.

Marshall finishes a Dragons classic

2019    

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown confirms that centre Jesse Ramien has played his last game for the club after a mutual parting of the ways.

“There’s nothing in it at all,” says coach Nathan Brown. “Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, for whatever reason.”

James Graham made a triumphant return to St Helens in 2020.
James Graham made a triumphant return to St Helens in 2020.

2020

The English Super League resumes after a five-month hiatus as St Helens overpower Catalans 34-6. James Graham makes his return to Saints after an absence of nine years.

 

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

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