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"It was enormous. Absolutely enormous. Everyone could feel it. The papers were reading it up as a game of the century cos you had basically the two sides had Australian backlines and plenty of try scorers."

Phil Sigsworth

"When I look back on it now, you realise how good players they were. Its even more special to know that we became good friends and we stuck together all through the years."

Eric Grothe

Whatsapacketa and Guru are our 1983 legends re-living their memories of the 1983 grand final - where one won and the other lost.

Both scored tries in the legendary grand final, and Phil Sigsworth recounts how Eric Grothe accidentally broke his shoulder in a massive tackle.

Watch our video above, and click here to see the Eels former captain Steve Edge go through his most memorable moment from the Grand Final.
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