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!
2015 – JT’s Golden Point Takes Cowboys To Promised Land
The North Queensland Cowboys won their first NRL premiership thanks to a Johnathan Thurston field goal in golden-point, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16 in an NRL Grand Final thriller at ANZ Stadium.
For most of the second half, the Cowboys trailed the Broncos 16-12 until winger Kyle Feldt scored in the corner in the final seconds of the game taking it to golden-point extra time.
Ben Hunt, the Broncos half-back dropped the ball from the extra-time kick off to give the Cowboys the oppurtunity claim victory.
Jonathan Thurston was all set up for a field goal for the first tackle and was swooped by Broncos players, but he could not be stopped from a hit-up from prop James Tamou.
20 meters out, Thurston kicked the winning field goal in the 83rd minute – North Queensland had won the premiership.
Thurston kicked the winning field goal and won the Clive Churchill medal.
It was truly one of the great Grand Finals
Finsal score: Cowboys 17 – Broncos 16
1998 – Head over Heals
In the first Test in Rawalpindi, Ian Healy caught Wasim Akram off the bowling of Colin “Funky” Miller, overtaking Rod Marsh’s world record of 355 Test dismissals.
During his career behind the stumps, Healy took 366 catches, 29 stumpings over 119 Tests in the baggy green along with his encouragement of bowlers behind the stumps – particularly Shane Warne (Bowled Shane).
His record would stand for nine years before Mark Boucher overtook his mark in 2007 at the Karachi Test.