RN Archives: Brothers beat Easts in 1984 decider to win fifth title on the trot

BROTHERS swept to a record-breaking fifth successive Brisbane first grade premiership with an 18-3 grand final victory over Easts at Ballymore on Sunday, September 23 1984.

University (1954-57) and Brothers (1980-83) had shared the previous best of four successive titles.

  • Tony Shaw on the attack in Brothers' 1984 grand final win over Easts. 

Easts, playing into a strong wind in the first half, began strongly and went into the lead in the 30th minute with a field goal from five-eighth Greg Tighe.

Brothers drew level nine minutes later when Lavin kicked his first penalty goal after Easts' backs were caught offside.

The score was 3-3 at halftime and Easts looked set to win their first premiership.

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