FLASHBACK: August 1988


Broncos’ skipper, Wally Lewis scored two tries against Newcastle at Lang Park, taking his season tally to 15, with one round remaining of a 22 round season.

He would finish with 15 tries, making him the Broncos’ leading try scorer, five clear of Test winger, Michael Hancock.

Lewis ran 60 metres for his first try against Newcastle, after excellent lead-up work by Hancock and fullback, Shane Duffy. Lewis ran 40 metres for the second try, after a kick was charged down.

Newcastle took the Broncos on in the forwards, but the home pack, led by Bryan Niebling and Gene Miles, withstood everything thrown at them by the likes of Sam Stewart, Tony Butterfield and Marc Glanville.

Gold Coast Giants and South Sydney played out a 14-14 draw at the Sydney Football Stadium with Coast halfback, Geoff Bagnall setting up both his side’s tries, scored by hooker, Billy Johnstone and centre, Neil Hunt.

Souths stood down stars, Phil Blake, Mario Fenech and Craig Coleman after the trio failed to come to terms for the 1989 season.

Photo: Wally Lewis.

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