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Lewis looks for support when tackled during Origin II of 1984.

On this day, the Dragons go undefeated in claiming their fourth consecutive title, Wally Lewis orchestrates a big win for Combined Brisbane and the First Kangaroos set sail.


The First Kangaroos, a team of 34 players and manager Jim Giltinan, sail for England aboard the SS Macedonia. The tourists would endure five months of ice, rain and severe economic hardships as well as a gruelling 46-match program.


St George complete an undefeated season with a 20-0 grand final victory over Manly. It is the Dragons’ fourth consecutive premiership win.


The rising power of Queensland rugby league is highlighted by Combined Brisbane’s 12-11 victory over Eastern Suburbs in the final of the National Panasonic Cup. Blues nemesis Wally Lewis is named man of the match.


Raiders flyer Jordan Rapana is born. After scoring a try a game in his five-match debut season for the Gold Coast Titans the Wellington-born winger has touched down 68 times in 107 outings in the lime green of Canberra's Raiders. Rapana has represented both the Cook Islands and New Zealand in the international arena for another two tries.


The Brisbane Broncos drop their guard and allow Manly to snatch a competition point when the teams draw 26-all at Brookvale Oval.


Souths winger Nathan Merritt scores the 100th try of his NRL career but it is not enough to save the Rabbitohs from an 18-16 defeat against Melbourne at AAMI Park.

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