Saturday, April 27, 2013

Flashback: Wests v Broncos.

On Friday 26th April 1991, Western Suburbs recorded their first ever win (and would turn out to be one of only two victories) against the Brisbane Broncos with a nail-biting 17-16 win under lights at Campbelltown Stadium. The Broncos were reduced to 12 men at around the 15 minute mark when the incumbent Australian tesst hooker, Kerrod Walters was sent off after an altercation with Graeme Wynn (subsequently, Kerrod's older brother Steve Walters became the Australian hooker and Kerrod never played for Australia again).

The Broncos scored 3 tries to 2 but it was the goalkicking of Jason Taylor who managed 4 from 4 plus a field goal that sealed the Magpies their win.

Wests 17 ( Gillespie, Cosatto tries: Taylor 4 goals and a field goal) def Brisbane 16 (Langer, Plowman, Johns tries: Matterson 2 goals)

Scrums: Wests 10-5. Penalties: Brisbnae 8-5

Crowd: 10357. Referee: Greg McCallum

Picture shows Jason Taylor getting his kick away with Broncos forward Mark Hohn ready to pounce.

Wests Tigers kicked off their NRL debut season with a 24 all draw with the Broncos at Campbelltown Stadium back on Sunday February 6, 2000. Hopefully tonight we can exceed that crowd of 15,376

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