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November 28: Semi says au revoir to Eels; Sticky says sorry for ref rant

On this day, Ricky Stuart apologises for referee spray, Semi Radradra says au revoir to Eels and Lance Thompson makes controversial switch from Dragons to Sharks.


Jamie Buhrer was born in Sydney. A versatile forward, he made his NRL debut with Manly in 2010 and played 128 matches, representing NSW in a State of Origin match in 2012, before switching to Newcastle in 2017. He retired in 2019 with a total of 173 games to his name.


Wigan sign former North Sydney winger Brett Dallas to a two-year deal.


Further acrimony breaks out between North Sydney and the Manly-run Northern Eagles when Norths announce they will direct the junior players to South Sydney.


The Kangaroos return from England with the Ashes trophy after their 2-1 Test series victory.


Sacked St George Illawarra forward Lance Thompson signs a one-year deal with Cronulla.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart. ©NRL Photos


Ricky Stuart apologises for his verbal attack on World Cup referee Ashley Klein and English director of referees Stuart Cummings but it is not enough to save his job as Australian coach. Under mounting pressure, Stuart stands down from the position on December 8.


Warriors five-eighth James Maloney signs a three-year contract to play for the Sydney Roosters from 2013. NRL boss David Gallop admits that the situation of players signing for clubs so far out is “not ideal”.


French Rugby club Toulon announce the signing of Parramatta winger Semi Radradra for the 2017-18 season but the Fijian star is still to answer domestic violence charges in Sydney and Eels officials insist they will work to sign the Australian representative beyond the 2017 season.


St Helens teenager Jack Welsby scores a try after the full-time siren to secure a sensational 8-4 victory over Wigan in the Super League grand final in Hull. Veteran forward James Graham retires on a winning note.


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

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