Ahead of this Saturday’s Traditional Anzac Day clash between the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons, Anthony Minichiello took time out to talk to Roosters TV about his favourite moments.
“So many memories come to light,” said Minichiello.
“2004, Brad Fittler, we were down by four points, Freddy left foot step then left foot step again and we end up winning by two points”
Since the inception of the traditional Anzac Day clash in 2002, the two teams have always provided memorable moments in what has become a showpiece on the NRL calendar.
“The one that really sticks in my mind is leading the boys out in 2013 as Captain,” said Minichiello.
“The five years previous to that we hadn’t beaten the Dragons in an Anzac Day Match, so that was pretty special, and of course in 2012 we got beaten on the bell, which was heartbreaking,” he added.
"So leading the team out in 2013 was a very special moment. Lining up for the last post, it was deathly quiet in the stadium, you could hear a pin drop and then the whistle blows, the crowd erupts and it's game on for the next 80 minutes."
This Saturday promises to be another exciting clash between the two sides and another chapter in Anzac Day folklore is sure to be written.
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