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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep. 2: Eels Legends Series – Neville Glover, Live From Parra Leagues

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While the greater rugby league community often looks back to the golden run from 1981 to 1986 for the Parramatta Eels, the foundations of that success was laid in the 1970s. Neville Glover was an integral part of the team that changed the culture of the club and propelled them towards those dizzying heights. Famously, or infamously, immortalised for a costly drop in the 1976 Grand Final – Glover has never shied away from the moment and speaks frankly to Sixties and Forty20 about not only the drop but the unique lead up to the match itself.

Ultimately, Glover’s body of work speaks for itself regardless of any singular moment with the winger elected by fans to the starting team of the Parramatta Legends in 2002. Neville has also lead an exemplary life away from football, forging a distinguished career in the NSW Police Force and earning a medal of the Order Of Australia for selfless work across a huge range of communities.

Neville Glover joined The TIp Sheet live from the Parramatta Leagues Club in 2020 and shares some wonderful candid moments from his career including a cracking tale or two between he and Eric Grothe!

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!0 Year Member

Love the Glover, used to spend hours imitating his running (long straight legged/scissor) style (almost like a marching band!!!!). Have searched long and wide for videos of him running but have not found anything to show the younger eels. If anyone has some footage let us know.


10 Year, I was a massive fan of Nifty. He was a winger who could create something out of nothing and that running style made him so difficult to tackle. It was a pleasure to chat with him in this live podcast.

Parramatta Tragic

Nifty was one of my favourite players, scoring a try the first time he touched the ball in his debut for Australia. In the lower grades at the time was another winger named Giulio Pomponio who scored more long distance tries than anyone else…a real crowd favourite who I think was crueled by injury

Parramatta Tragic

I have some footage of Neville and the team of 1975 but will need sixties to advise how to get it to you

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