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Darren Lockyer with the game ball for breaking NRL record

On this day, Andrew Johns's nightmare game, Darren Lockyer reaches rarefied air, and the famous Sam Burgess 'squirrel grip'.


A disappointing crowd of 8,009 farewells Geoff Toovey in his final match at Brookvale Oval.


Newcastle captain Andrew Johns labels his team’s 50-point loss to the Sharks "the most embarrassing day of my career" in the 64-14 thumping at Cronulla's home ground in round 22.


Roosters second-rower Craig Fitzgibbon becomes the highest-scoring forward in the history of the premiership, when he eclipses the record of former Canberra back-rower David Furner in the 40-20 defeat of Penrith at CUA Stadium.

Roosters goal-kicking forward Craig Fitzgibbobn
Roosters goal-kicking forward Craig Fitzgibbobn ©NRL Photos


Broncos captain Darren Lockyer plays his 350th first-grade game to break the all-time appearance record previously shared by Terry Lamb and Steve Menzies. Lockyer leads the Broncos to a 34-16 defeat of the Cowboys at Dairy Farmers Stadium.


South Sydney second-rower Ben Te'o confirms he has signed a two-year contract with Irish rugby union club, Leinster.


Wests Tigers confirm "favourite son" Benji Marshall will become the "prodigal son" when he returns to the club in 2018.

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah struggling with a knee injury.
Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah struggling with a knee injury. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos


Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah is given little chance of playing again after scans confirm a crack at the top of his right tibia, suffered in his team’s round 21 loss to Canterbury.


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

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