On this day, Eels fans rejoice after a stirring comeback victory over one of their fiercest rivals while an historic player loan deal is done between the Storm and Tigers.
Former Broncos, Maroons and Test fullback Colin Scott was born. After a lengthy career in the Queensland competition, Scott played for the Broncos in their debut season in 1988. He played for Maroons 19 times between 1980 and 1987 and once for Australia (1983).
A Broncos side containing the likes of Kevin Walters, Allan Langer, Gorden Tallis, Wendell Sailor and Shane Webcke suffer a 48-6 loss against the Storm at QEII Stadium. It remains the worst loss in Brisbane club history. The Storm went on to claim the premiership by beating St George Illawarra in the grand final.
The Bulldogs are accused of having 14 men on the field when Ben Roberts scored a try in a 28-26 win over Penrith. The Bulldogs trailed 20-12 at half-time before finishing strongly.
Parramatta trailed Manly 20-0 during the second half at Parramatta Stadium before tries to Eric Grothe jnr, Fuifui Moimoi, Joel Reddy and Timana Tahu (all converted) resulted in a superb 24-20 win.
Ex-Raider Joel Thompson scored the match-winner as St George Illawarra recorded their first victory for the year – a 22-20 victory over Canberra. Josh Dugan – another former Canberra player in the Dragons squad – was sin-binned in the second half much to the delight of home fans.
The historic player loan deal between the Melbourne Storm and Wests Tigers finally becomes official after Tigers centre Paul Momirovski secures a contract extension with the club before trading places with Storm hooker Harry Grant for the rest of the 2020 season.
This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton