NRL - Essentials - Balmain Tigers.
1988, PRELIMINARY FINAL | TIGERS 9 2 SHARKS - The Tigers traveled to the Sydney Football Stadium attempting to upset the Minor Premiers and hot favourites the Cronulla Southerland Sharks. After weathering a torrid Cronulla storm in the opening 20, the Tigers asserted their dominance, booking a place in their first Grand Final since 1969.
1989, SEMI FINAL | TIGERS 20 - 10 RABBITOHS - In a classic Finals encounter, a Balmain side inspired by the likes of Grant, Currier, McGuire and Sironen upset the minor premiers and arch rivals South Sydney, booking a place in the clubs second successive Grand Final.
1993, ROUND 12 | TIGERS 19 18 RABBITOHS - In front of over 24,000 screaming SCG fans a classic was brewing, in a tightly contested match it was goal kicking and a Brian Smith field goal that proved the difference, the victory adding another chapter to the storied Balmain, South Sydney rivalry.
1996, ROUND 21 | TIGERS 26 14 EELS - In the 100th clash between the Tigers and Eels, an inspired Balmain outfit led by veteran Englishman Ellery Hanley and supported by Tim Brasher turn an early 4 point deficit into an impressive 12 point victory, keeping their finals hopes alive.
1999, ROUND 24 | TIGERS 20 10 EELS - In what could be considered the most significant moment in the Tigers history, after almost 91 years in the competition pride was on the line when the storied Balmain club met highly fancied and arch rivals Parramatta it what would prove to be the last victory in the clubs history.
NRL - Essentials - Western Suburbs Magpies.
1991, ROUND 7 | WESTS 17 16 BRONCOS - Trying to break their duck against the Broncos it was a kicking master-class from Jason Taylor that proved the difference, kicking four from four including a magnificent strike from the sideline in windy conditions the game went down to the wire until Taylor stepped up to the plate again icing the game with a field goal.
1991, PLAYOFF | WESTS 19 14 BULLDOGS - In a playoff for 5th place the Magpies met their Western Sydney rivals in a battle for the west and the right to play Finals Footy. It was a devastating left-foot step from Gillespie and an almost flawless kicking performance from Jason Taylor that put the Bulldogs to the sword.
1995, ROUND 5 | WESTS 44 16 ROOSTERS - Traveling to Darwin it was going to be a question of who could handle the conditions better. Seeking to stake their claim on the top eight, Wests put the Roosters to the sword piling on 44 points, a record against their Sydney rivals.
1996, ROUND 20 | WESTS 23 22 BEARS - In a tight and physical game befitting two clubs with so much history it was a long distance field goal from Andrew Willis that proved the difference, securing a dramatic and famous victory for the Wests Club.
1999, ROUND 14 | WESTS 18 12 TIGERS - In what could be considered the most significant moment in the Magpies history, after almost 91 years in the competition pride was on the line when the storied Wests club met their eventual joint venture partner the Balmain Tigers in this classic game.