Top 10 Moments: Number 5
NUMBER 5: CHIEF V SPUD – 3.1% of votes
Kurt Gidley’s say: “These battles between Chief and Spud were unbelievable! They still are. I occasionally watch the highlights back from these encounters and still can’t believe what I’m seeing. Courageous. Possibly mad.”
When the rivalry between the Knights and Manly was its zenith, Paul Harragon and Mark Carroll put on some spectacular performances.
The most memorable moment came in Round 17 of 1995, when Harragon wound up from the halfway line at kick off to charge Carroll down.
Harragon ended up coming off second best, but in recent times Carroll has admitted that in the modern era he would have been sent off for the way he raised his arm before contact.