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What Test rugby league looked like in 1982

Forty years ago, back in July 1982, I attended the Australia versus NZ Test at Lang Park. Luckily I still have the program and decided to leaf through it the other day.

The first thing I noticed was a full page advertisement informing that apparently the Queensland rugby league team all chose to wear Stubbies shorts (in tough hard wearing nylon). That was no great surprise, as I’m pretty sure I, along with 90% of the crowd, was also wearing them.

Then a message from the President, Mr. Humphreys, announced each Kangaroo would receive $4000 for a win and $1000 if they lost, thanks to the kind folk at Winfield.

Of course this was followed by a full page advertisement that said “ …anyhow* have a Winfield 25s” (Five smokes ahead…


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