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.
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.
Charnze Nicoll Klokstad is born in Auckland, while Ryan Sutton is born on the other side of the world in England. Nicoll-Klokstad joined the Raiders last year from the New Zealand Warriors and Sutton also arrived at the club from the Wigan Warriors.
Queensland State of Origin hero Allan Langer announces his retirement from the game after suffering an ankle injury playing for Warrington
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.
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.
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.”
This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.