Over the 20 years we have seen rugby league become the modern game it is today.
In these past 20 years we have also been treated to some amazing grand finals and today we take the top 10 and rank them.
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10. 2003 (Panthers def. Roosters 18-6)
This one definitely will not go down as one of the “greatest of all time”, but the 2003 NRL grand final is still an enjoyable watch. We would see the favourites and defending premiers the Sydney Roosters be toppled by a resilient and deserving Penrith Panthers side which included the likes of Craig Gower, Preston Campbell and Luke Priddis.
The grand final itself may not have been memorable however, it created a memorable moment when Scott Sattler made a near impossible tackle on Todd Byrne to dash the Roosters momentum in a moment many believe won Penrith the grand final.
Priddis was the Clive Churchill medalist and rightfully so, as he was involved in all three Penrith tries, scoring one and setting up two.
Overall, the 2003 grand final was very much a defensive game and a low scoring final compared to many others. It contained big hits, a class Panthers side overcoming the odds to beat the Roosters and a shocker from Anthony Minechello.