The Illawarra Steelers’ victory over a star-studded Brisbane Broncos outfit in the final of the 1992 Tooheys Challenge Cup at Dubbo’s Apex Park remains one of the great matches for rugby league trainspotters.
The result that night was 4-2 to the underdog Steelers, who claimed their first and only piece of silverware as a lone entity in Australia’s elite-level rugby league competition. The only points of the game came via penalty goals, and Illawarra’s sharp shooter that day was their winger, Brett Docherty.
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In a fantastic walk down memory lane on this week’s Dead In Goal NRL podcast, Docherty relives the glory of that famous day for the club known as the pride of Wollongong. They were the pride of Dubbo that day, too, with the whole town on the Steelers’ side as the clock wound down to an unlikely win.
Also this week, regular Dead In Goal co-host James Smith is joined by a special-guest partner in crime, Steele Sports presenter Alby Talarico, who learns quickly on the job to produce a fine debut performance.
James and Alby have a look at everything – from Origin 3, to what they’ve been up to lately footy-wise, to Alby’s career trajectory to the highlight of his career … that being co-hosting Dead In Goal. RIP in!