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.
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.
Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess is charged with contrary conduct after he is seen to squeeze the testicles of Melbourne centre Will Chambers. A remorseful Burgess later accepts a two-match ban for what's labelled as "a squirrel grip".
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 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.