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August 22: Sick Lockyer the hero; Two clubs close doors

On this day, Darren Lockyer defied illness to lead the Broncos to a thrilling win, a future Kangaroo was born, while two clubs called it a day.


Ian Schubert is born in Wauchope, NSW. Schubert debuted with the Roosters in 1975 and also had stints with Wests and Manly before retiring in 1989 after 269 games. He played four games for Australia and one game for NSW.

Wests Tigers forward Robbie Rochow.
Wests Tigers forward Robbie Rochow. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos


Stephens scores a Sea Eagles special


Robbie Rochow is born in Maitland, NSW. After debuting with the Storm in 2010, he spent the next five seasons with the Knights, appearing in 72 games. Rochow then played with Souths and Melbourne again before joining the Wests Tigers in 2018.


The Gold Coast Chargers and Adelaide Rams clubs play their final premiership matches.


Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer climbs from his sickbed to inspire a thrilling 25-21 golden point win over the Gold Coast. Titans fullback Preston Campbell displays remarkable courage to play through 43 minutes of the match with a broken jaw.


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