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Cameron Smith and Darren Lockyer in 2011.

On this day, Darren Lockyer plays his last match, Terry Campese joins the Raiders and a sad day for Great Britain.


Australia trail 22-8 deficit before beating Wales 46-22 in their World Cup semi-final meeting at Huddersfield. Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer both crossed for doubles.


Terry Campese joins the Raiders on a two-year deal. The 18-year-old, who is the nephew of Wallabies great David Campese, went on to play 139 matches for Canberra, two for NSW and one Test appearance for both Australia and Italy.


Former Great Britain captain Mike Gregory dies at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with a rare neurological disease. As well as playing 20 Tests for the Lions, Gregory had one season in the NSWRL with Cronulla.

Akuila Uate in the 2011 Four Nations final.
Akuila Uate in the 2011 Four Nations final. ©NRL Photos


Darren Lockyer bows out of rugby league on the perfect note, scoring Australia's final try in their 30-8 Four Nations final victory over England at Elland Road. Jharal Yow Yeh was one of Australia's other try scorers.


North Queensland star Johnathan Thurston is announced as the winner of the Golden Boot Award by English magazine Rugby League World. It completes a clean sweep of major awards for Thurston after he earlier claimed the Dally M Medal, Clive Churchill Medal and RLPA Player of the Year award.


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