Friday 15 December 2017 / 03:18 PM

MONDAY MEMORIES: MAGPIES TEAM TRY

Monday Memories takes you back to one of the great four-pointers of the 1990s – and one of the finest team tries of all time – scored by the Western Suburbs Magpies.

The embattled Magpies, running second-last, hosted the North Sydney Bears – who were sailing along in equal-second largely thanks to the acquisition of former Wests halfback Jason Taylor – in Round 11 of 1994. The Paul Langmack-led black-and-whites were expected to be cannon-fodder for the Bears, but an incredible touchdown sparked the underdogs.

Featuring names like Jim Serdaris, Steve Kearney, Billy Dunn, Steve Georgallis, Manoa Thompson and finished off by rookie flyer Ken McGuinness, the Magpies’ 15-pass special (including three touches by winger Paul Smith) came on the last tackle and all took place inside the Bears’ 20-metre zone.

The try helped lowly Wests to a 16-all draw with high-flying Norths.

[YouTube – Sportscaster 1991]

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Will Evans

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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