Special Sub-Topic: Name That Player
|What player was nicknamed the Redfern Express?|
|Who was the Penrith forward tragically left as a quadraplegic after a scrum collapsed on him in a match against Newtown at Henson Park in 1978?|
|What former First Grade coach, and current Rugby League commentator, played second row for Newtown in the 1981 Grand Final?|
Phil Gould. Phil Gould became the youngest First Grade captain in history when he captained Penrith as a 20 Year old in the 1978 season. He had playing stints at Newtown, Canterbury and South Sydney before retiring as a player. As a coach, Gould guided Canterbury to the 1988 premiership in his first year of coaching First Grade, and became the youngest Grand Final winning coach at 30 years old. Phil Gould is regarded as one of the greatest coaches of the modern era, and a brilliant tactician and statisticiin of the modern game.
|Who was the first exponent of the around the corner style of goal kicking?|
John Gray. John Gray introduced around the corner style kicking to the Australian game in 1975 when playing as a hooker for North Sydney. Although Ron Giteau made his first grade debut in 1974, he didn't become a goal kicker until the 1976 season, adopting the around the corner style kicking.
|Who holds the record for most consecutive State of Origin appearances for NSW?|
Paul Harragon & Harragon. The Chief played 20 consecutive games for the NSW Blues.
|In the 80s, if Sterlo passed the ball to Bert, who dummied to the Zip Zip Man and then offloaded to the Bear, who in turn fed the ball on to the Guru, who passed to Mr Pepetual Motion, what players would have been involved?|
Peter Sterling, Brett Kenny, Steve Ella, Bob O'Rielly, Eric Grothe and Ray Price.
|Which South Sydney half back was nicknamed Tugger?|
|Who scored the first try for the Melbourne Storm in their debut game in their debut year?|
|Who was the first captain of the Newcastle Knights?|
|What Great Britain player was knocked out in the 1988 Grand Final by Terry Lamb?|
|Which rugby league legend was nicknamed Puff the Magic Dragon?|
|Which player was nicknamed the Black Flash?|
|Which South Sydney forward of the 1980s was nicknamed Test Match, although he never played a test for Australia?|
|Who was the St George, Canterbury, Easts and North Sydney forward who discovered Jeff Fenech as a street kid in Marrickville, whilst stationed there as a police officer?|
|Which player was nicknamed Dallas?|
John Donnelly & Donnelly.
|Name the player who, with Geoff Bugden, became known as The Bookends.|
Terry Leadbeater & Terry Leabeater.
|Who scored the winning try in the 1980 Grand Final?|
|Which player of the 1980s was nicknamed Slippery?|
|Which Illawarra and St George forward's career was tragically cut short when he was killed in a car accident in 1989?|
|Who scored the first try for the Auckland Warriors in their debut match of their debut year?|
|Which of the following was a staring prop for Balmain in the 1988 Grand Final?|
|Who captained Parramatta in their first ever match at Parramatta Stadium?|
|Who was Queensland coach in the inagural State of Origin match in 1980?|
|North Queensland made their debut in the ARL premiership in 1995 against Canterbury. Who scored their maiden top grade try?|
|Which one of these players has NOT won a Clive Churchill Medal?|
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