Tuesday 20 February 2018 / 10:50 PM


It’s hard to muster much enthusiasm for this Origin-affected four-game round of NRL matches, while tonight’s clash between also-rans South Sydney and Gold Coast shapes as a bit of a fizzer.

But it does give us the opportunity to mark 25 years almost to the day since one of the great Wally Lewis’ last match-winning performances for Flashback Friday.

Lewis was captain-coach of the Gold Coast Seagulls in his farewell 1992 season, and steered the battling wooden-spooners to a resounding 20-6 win over the Rabbitohs with his magical sleight of hand.

‘The King’ laid on one of centre Craig Weston’s two tries with a beautiful flat pass, before producing a bewildering flick pass to send Brent Todd over for a match-sealing four-pointer – the first of the Kiwi prop’s first grade career in his 100th game.

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CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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