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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.

1989

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.

1994   

News Limited announce they will present their first written Super League proposal to the ARL in February.

1999   

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

2001   

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.

2001   

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

2005   

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

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

2008   

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.

2011   

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”.

2016   

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.

 

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