Finally, here is proof of his 5 try and 9 goal bonanza in 1990.
Classic Footy Films
By W D Nicolson - April 22, 2013
The Mal Meninga Legend...
Points Bonanza at Bruce
April 15 Easter Sunday, Round 5 of the 1990 Winfield Cup.
CANBERRA 66 def EASTERN SUBURBS 4
Meninga was an irresistible force that afternoon but the commentators still wanted to give fullback Gary Belcher Man of the Match despite Big Mal's 5 tries and 38 points!
But the big bonus in this video is John 'Chicka' Ferguson streaking down the field to set up a very young Laurie Daley... notice how Daley - some 15 years Ferguson's junior - struggles to keep up with the best pure winger I've ever seen play.
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