1980 Grand Final: The Entertainers

1980 Grand Final: The Entertainers
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A spectacular try for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 1980 Grand Final.

This was the moment when the young, enthusiastic and free-running Bulldogs truly earned their nickname, ‘The Entertainers’. The defining moment came when Greg Brentnall, with no one to pass to, kicked the ball high from 30 metres out. Steve Gearin raced through, never taking his eyes off the ball. With three defenders converging on him he caught it on the full and scored, much to the delight of coach Ted Glossop. Bulldogs halfback Steve Mortimer maintains it was the best try he has ever seen in a grand final. Gearin had a great game, scoring this try and kicking six goals from six for an 18–4 win over the Eastern Suburbs Roosters.