Brothers and Randwick battle for club rugby supremacy for first time since 1988

It’s been 36 years since Brothers and Randwick, two of Australian rugby’s proudest and most successful clubs met in an Australian Club Championship fixture.

The year was 1988, a few months after Brothers beat Souths 20-19 to claim the club’s sixth premiership in eight seasons and Randwick beat Warringah to claim their seventh title in a decade.

Randwick's 1987 grand final team

Australia’s two most dominant club sides, both stacked with Wallabies, met at Crosby park in 1988 and Randwick took the spoils back to Sydney, beating Brothers 27-9.

Things are a little different nowadays, but the importance of Saturday’s clash in Brisbane isn’t lost on the players or coaches from either side of the NSW and Queensland border.

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