Monday, August 08, 2011

Merritt makes history

NATHAN MERRITT just made history, and I was lucky enough to hear it on the radio.
The fullback became the first SOUTH SYDNEY player in 54 years to score five tries in a match as the RABBITOHS beat the PARRAMATTA EELS, 56-6, in NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.
I listened to the match on TRIPLE M SYDNEY 104.9 live online.
Merritt scored three tries in the first half and two more after halftime to lead the Bunnies, the club owned by film star RUSSELL CROWE.
Ironically, the last two Rabbitohs to score five tries in matches were Eric Sladden and Ian Moir, who accomplished their feats in separate matches during the 1957 season -- against Parramatta. The Eels finished last that season, and are in danger of doing so again this season.


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