The Grand Final: it’s the game that every player aspires to; the rare opportunity that makes all the blood, sweat and toil of the season fade away – to be replaced by a tantalising chance for glory. It is the singular occasion that unites all Rugby League fans, parochial and neutral alike. It represents the culmination of a journey, the showpiece event where legends are forged on one fateful Sunday afternoon each year. And it has provided our great game with some of its most dramatic moments and epic contests in the history of Rugby League.
Who could forget the bruising 1984 Grand Final between Canterbury-Bankstown and Parramatta, two dominant clubs who split six Premierships between them in the 1980s? Or the classic 1989 decider between Canberra and Balmain, regarded by many as the greatest Grand Final of the modern era? Relive Penrith’s drought-breaking victory in 1991, when the inspirational Royce Simmons crashed over the tine to seal the Premiership. Witness the spectacular conclusion to the 1997 Grand Final as Andrew Johns’ brilliant blindside play set up a match-winning try to flyer Darren Albert, and experience the see-sawing 1999 affair when Melbourne and St George-Illawarra put on a grandstand finish for the ages. In this remarkable collection, we present five of the greatest Grand Finals every played, each presented in their entire original broadcast format.
Contains full match replays of the following Grand Finals:-
1984: Bulldogs vs Eels
1989: Raiders vs Tigers
1991: Panthers vs Raiders
1997: Knights vs Sea Eagles
1999: Storm vs Dragons
Format: DVD Region 4