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Gold Coast great Preston Campbell.

On this day, Peter Gow and Shane Richardson speak out, Balmain mourn the passing of one of league's true characters and cruel luck for Preston Campbell on All Stars eve.

1971

Jason Taylor is born. The former NSW, Western Suburbs, North Sydney, Northern Eagles and Parramatta player retired as the greatest point scorer in Australian history. His tally of 2107 points has since been passed by Andrew Johns, Johnathan Thurston, Hazem El Masri, Cameron Smith and Jarrod Croker.

1997

Reacting to persistent media rumours linking Manly to Super League, Cronulla chairman Peter Gow says Cronulla fans will have nothing to do with the ARL premiers. "We don't like 'em, we don't trust them and we don't want 'em," he said.

2000

Laurie Nichols, one of Balmain and rugby league's most celebrated supporters, dies in Sydney.

2001

Former NSW halfback John Simon signs a one-year incentive-based deal with Wests Tigers.

Former Warriors prop Jerry Seuseu.
Former Warriors prop Jerry Seuseu. ©NRL Photos

2003

Parramatta claim the $100,000 Sevens prizemoney after accounting for England 42-18 in the final of the Sevens. 

2004

Warriors prop Jerry Seuseu announces that the 2004 season will be his last in the NRL after agreeing to terms with British club Wigan.

2005

The Bulldogs place 35-year-old team manager Bradley Clyde on standby to play in the World Club Challenge amid injury concerns over rookie players Trevor Thurling and Trent Cutler.

Bradley Clyde playing against Brisbane in 2000.
Bradley Clyde playing against Brisbane in 2000. ©NRL Photos

2006

South Sydney CEO Shane Richardson issues a public statement over the controversial ownership issue, claiming that internal fighting is killing the club. "We've got an opportunity here North Sydney fans, St George fans, Illawarra fans, Wests fans and Balmain fans never had – we're still alive. But we'll kill ourselves," he said. 

2011

Preston Campbell, the architect of the All Stars concept, is ruled out of the Indigenous team for the February 12 match with a hamstring injury.

2016

South Sydney Test star Greg Inglis becomes the first rugby league player to be honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

2017

Former referee Paul McBlane dies of a heart attack in Sydney at the age of 53.

2018

Former Parramatta winger Semi Radradra announces a two-year deal with French rugby outfit Bordeaux.

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

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