• Again the Sharks were minor premiers but did not go on with it. They beat Brisbane by 40 points in the preliminary final, but they then lost the grand final, by their bogy 61 point margin, against Mt Gravatt. Ruckman David Round, son of ex-South Melbourne great Barry, won the Grogan Medal.
  • The season was to end tragically when youngster Billy Hardy was killed in the terrorist bombing attack in Bali

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