1981: Eels v Jets – The Witch is Dead


Playing in their first grand final in 26 years, the Jets were out to prove they were back on a stage where they belonged. When skipper Tommy Raudonikis bundled over to score early in the second-half and make the scoreboard read 10-7, the Jets looked like they were on the way to an unlikely victory.

However, the star-studded Parramatta backline of Sterling, Kenny, Grothe, Cronin and Ella turned it on when it mattered most, leading the Blue and Golds to a 20-11 victory and securing the club’s first ever premiership in the process.

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