1973: Sea Eagles v Sharks – Biff & Bozo
The 1973 battle of the beaches is famously remembered as one of the most violent grand finals in history.
Referee Keith Page called in all 26 players twice for mass cautions, threatening that any more carnage would result in players being sent off.
The violent affair had no impact on Bob ‘Bozo’ Fulton, the classy centre scored a double to give the Sea Eagles an 8-2 lead. The Sharks found themselves just one point behind after a Rick Bourke try/Steve Rogers conversion, however Graham Eadie’s penalty goal stretched the margin back to three points.
The Sharks still had one last chance, however, a Tommy Bishop flick pass in the dying moments failed to go to hand with the Manly try line open for the taking, the Sea Eagles holding on for a famous 10-7 victory.
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