The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs joined forces with the New South Wales Rugby league on 12 April, 1993, to recognise the local community for the first time.

The joint promotion on Easter Monday was to encourage a richer turnout at rugby league matches.

The day was a celebration which included Lebanese, Greek and Korean folk dancing. A Maori Haka, food from all quarters of the community and a game of rugby league between two of the great rivals in rugby league history.

The opponents on this historic day were the Parramatta Eels and it’s fair to say they didn’t spoil the celebrations.

The Bulldogs dominated from the first whistle until the last, running in nine tries to one, sending the Eels packing with a score-line of 42-6, but club officials believed the day, played in front of a record crowd of 27804, and the performance from their side, was one of the most memorable days in the club’s history.

BULLDOGS 42 (Dallas 3, Williams 2, Goodwin, Smith, Patmore, Polla-Mounter tries: Lamb 3/9)


EELS 6 (Tolett try: Buettner 1/1)

CROWD: 27804