Welcome back to Blast From The Past , the weekly series where I look at back at some of Rugby League greatest matches. This week I look back at the 2001 NRL Grand Final between the Parramatta Eels and the Newcastle Knights.
Both teams had finished the season within the top 4 with the Eels coming first and winning the minor premiership whilst the Newcastle Knights had finished third. The Knights had won the premiership in 1997 and had one of the best players of that generation in their squad in the form of Andrew Johns.
Parramatta Eels Squad
Head Coach: Brian Smith
Head Coach: Michael Hagan