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BETTER THAN LEGO: Relive the Knights’ iconic 1997 grand final win at the Crown & Anchor

With the Newcastle Knights’ on-field performance less than stellar last season, fans could be forgiven for wanting to return to a more successful period.

Well, those fans are in luck because, this weekend, inner-city watering hole The Crown & Anchor is turning back time, all the way to 1997 – the epicentre of Knights glory.

Yep, that’s right, this Saturday night, the pub will be showing the 1997 ARL Grand Final in its entirety – a match that was famously described by Matthew Johns as being ‘better than LEGO.’

That glorious 90 minutes that saw our boys in red and blue take on the Manly Sea Eagles in a match that had even the most footy adverse Novocastrians cheering with abandon. And the mosh-pit that ensued in Civic Park, helped along by the Screaming Jets, will live long in Newcastle’s memory.

Witness the glory of Robbie O’Davis scoring the Knights’ first-ever grand final try. Gasp in hope as the iconic Andrew Johns pots a second-half penalty goal to bring Newcastle withing a converted try of victory. Explode with civic pride as Darren Albert brings it all home with just seven seconds to go!

To help you reminisce about one of the best things to happen to Newy, the pub will be serving $5 beers for the duration of the game AND if the Knights win (wink wink) that deal will run for the whole night!

The match will kick off at 7pm sharp on Saturday 25 January and Nathan Lo Monaco will provide the runes after the final whistle.

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