Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

TRL Classic Reunion

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

TRL Classic Reunion

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Byline: TRENT SLATTER trent.slatter@thechronicle.com.au

REUNION

40th anniversary of 1973 TRL grand final

Saturday, February 23, at the Federal Hotel from 5pm

All Newtown and Oakey players welcome

FORMER Newtown captain-coach Graham Tucker remembers the 1973 TRL grand final as the toughest heas ever played in.

The Lions defeated Oakey 21-14 in a bruising encounter to secure the clubas first A-grade premiership since 1958.

This year marks 40 years since that iconic grand final victory and Tucker is calling on players from both teams to mark the occasion at the Federal Hotel next Saturday.

Newtown holds a reunion every 10 years and Tucker said there was always plenty of great stories from the game.

aI played in a grand final in Sydney but it was nothing like that. Massive crowd. It was just a good, hard grand final,a he said.

aI thought Oakey were going to be hard to beat and they were hard. We scored a couple of lucky tries at the right time and we were in. …

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