This Day In Sport – September 22


They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2001 – Lions Roar Into Grand Final

The Brisbane Lions were just one more step from the club’s first-ever premiershop with a thumping 68 point win over Richmond at the Gabba in the Preliminary Final at the Gabba.

Brisbane made a strong start to the game, jumping out to a two goal lead at quarter time and the game never looked in doubt.

The 37,000 fans in attendance witnessed the Brisbane Lions at their very best as they charged, eventually finishing up with a 20-16 (136) to Richmond 10-8 (68) victors.

Chris Scott and Nigel Lappin had 29 dispoals, Jonathan Brown kicked four goals and Micheal Voss and Nigel Lappin also kicking 3 goals each.

Brisbane would meet Essendon in the following weeks Grand Final at the MCG.

1991 – Panther Pride

In the second straight year of Raiders v Panthers Grand Final’s – Penrith was able to deny Canberra a threepeat with a 19-12 win in the Winfield Cup Grand Final.

This would be Penrith’s first premiership since joining the competition in 1967.

Mark Gyer was famously sin binned for calling referee Bill Harrigan “a cheat” but the Panthers got the job done with Roce Simmonds scoring two tries steering Penrith to premiership glory in his final game.

It would be a big night for Phil Gould and his men.

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