Sunday, 28 September, 1986. Michael Cronin and Ray Price make their final bow in the rugby league arena.
The two Parramatta Eels legends ride off into the sunset, Winfield Cup in tow, getting the fairytale most players can only ever dream about.
Four premierships secured, their legacies enshrined and a club once again atop the summit.
Parramatta’s dominance through the 1980s was somewhat unprecedented.
The club had just two previous grand finals to its name in the preceding 34 years without a premiership to show for it.
Then, in a six year period, the Eels qualified for five grand finals, winning four of them.
They remain the only side to win three consecutive premierships in the limited tackle era.
But that story has long been told and re-told.
Penrith is the NRL’s best side and they are absolutely relentless in pursuit of glory.
Grace Griffin grew up in Wagga Wagga where the NRLW wasn’t even a thought bubble. In 2022 she became the city’s first NRLW player.
Isaah Yeo is the lock and key to Penrith’s on field success. Here’s what he did across 80 minutes against South Sydney.