Tuesday 20 March 2018 / 01:53 AM


Too Good Tuesday celebrates one of rugby league’s most iconic and elaborate set moves: ‘The Parramatta Wall’.

The Parramatta Wall – employed during the club’s 1980s heyday – involved several Eels forwards lining up side by side with their backs to the defence from a tap-kick, with the opposing team unable to see the whereabouts of the ball, thus keeping them guessing as to who would break away with the ball or pass it to a trailing runner.

With the master ball-player Peter Sterling pulling the strings, the Wall produced many tries for the dominant Eels, who won four premierships between 1981 and ’86.

Canterbury hitman Geoff Robinson is known as the man who broke down the Parramatta Wall after he launched himself at the congregation of conspiring Eels forwards and sent blue-and-gold jerseys skittling, with ‘Sterlo’ left particularly sick and sorry after the Bulldogs enforcer’s kamikaze charge.

[YouTube – BulldogDynasty]

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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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