Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
Kelly Retires ...
Paul Kelly, courage personified - one of the real success stories of AFL football and concrete proof that Australian Rules was f*cking that sh1tful game known as Rugby League.
The boy from Wagga who switched from League to Aussie Rules and went on to win the 1995 Brownlow - on his debut against Carlton he had to get a team-mate to explain to him "who this Stephen Kernahan character was".
Another hero leaves the game.
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.