/ 05 October 2021

NRL goes off with a Brissie bang

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Yesterday saw the Penrith Panthers emerge from their winners’ celebrations and the South Sydney Rabbitohs nurse their wounds after Sunday’s epic grand final – the first to be played outside Sydney. The Panthers won 14-12 in the hard-fought game at Brissie’s Suncorp Stadium where Nathan Cleary, son of Panthers’ coach Ivan Cleary, won the Clive Churchill Medal for his best-on-ground effort. Also winning was Panthers’ Brian To’o who made a nationally televised proposal (mind the blood…). An honourable mention after a rough night: broadcaster/legend Jonathan Thurston. Not only was his Welcome to Country cut perilously close, but he also forgot where to put his mike. Here’s to 2022, JT…

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