Five Things We Miss The Most From 80s Footy

Retro Round!

Five Things We Miss The Most From 80s Footy

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We're celebrating Retro Round this week- a call-back to the golden era of the 80s in rugby league.

Here are five things we miss the most from that period.

1. Kicking duels

How good is this - fullbacks belting the ball from end-to-end. Check out these duels between legends Chris Mortimer, Brian Johnson, Graeme Wynn, Steve Gearin from the 1983 semi final between the Bulldogs and St George.

 

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2. The Parramatta Wall

As if watching Sterlo run around isn't enough, seeing the Eels execute such an iconic move epitomises the entertainment value of the 80s - even when the play didn't come off as planned.

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3. Tina Turner

Check out this promo from 1989. There are a few familiar faces, such as Cliffy Lyons, Steve Roach, Brett Kenny and Noel Cleal.

 

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4. Mullets 

The mullet made a return earlier this year courtesy of Roosters rookie Lindsay Collins. We'd like to see more of a comeback.

The only downside is the potential hair-pulling situation (see below).

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5. The toe poke

Check out Mick Cronin in the video below. 

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