HEAD TO HEAD | Adelaide Rams

4 matches [1997-1998]

1 win, 3 losses

Stats: themightypanthers.com/results_headtohead_adelaide.htm

The Adelaide Rams were created to participate in the breakaway Super League competition that had its solitary season in 1997.

Their first meeting with the Panthers was at Penrith Stadium in April, with the Rams running down a 14-2 deficit at half time to win 22-16. Later in the season, the Panthers travelled to Adelaide Oval, where the home team posted a comfortable 20 point win.

Upon the reunification of the two competitions in 1998 to create the National Rugby League, Adelaide survived the cut to be one of the 20 teams.

The Rams came to Penrith in early April, and the Panthers held scored 5 first half tries to lead 30-2 at half time, and then further extended the lead to 54-2 in the second half before two late Rams tries ended it at 54-12. At the time, it was the club’s biggest ever win (but has since been broken three times). Later in the season, the Rams made it 3 wins from 4 matches with a 35-18 win at Adelaide Oval.

At the end of 1998, the Rams were cut from the competition, after just two seasons.

In 2006, the Panthers would make a return to the ‘City of Churches’ by hosting a home match against the Melbourne Storm at Hindmarsh Stadium whilst their home ground was undergoing renovations.

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