On this day, social media was sent into a frenzy.
And a moment of pure magic from nib Newcastle Knights gun Kalyn Ponga.
It was Round 14 and the Knights were hosting the Sydney Roosters.
While the Knights were on the wrong side of the scoreboard, all anyone could talk about was Ponga’s step.
You know the one.
It was the step that broke James Tedesco’s ankles.
The Roosters fullback was attacking the line, producing a well-weighted kick in behind the Knights line.
The ball sat up perfectly and Kalyn Ponga had to make a play at it.
Tedesco chased the kick, putting pressure on Ponga, who in wet conditions stepped off his right foot.
The step bucked Tedesco.
But that wasn’t the only moment worthy of the highlight reel.
Hardworking hooker Slade Griffin produced a huge try-saving tackle which was one of the biggest hits of the year.
Roosters forward Isaac Liu looked certain to score when he had a free run to the try line.
That was until Griffin blindsided him, pulling off a sensational try-saving tackle.
It was an electric encounter.
While the nib Newcastle Knights lost 18-16, they did match it with the eventual premiers.
The Roosters have won their last six games against the Knights.
The last time the red and blue beat the tri-colours was in 2014.
This year, the Knights face the Chooks in Round 11 and Round 18.