Darryl Brohman vs Paul Gallen on the Bowling Green

The Wonder from Down Nundah defeats the G-Train.

North’s Finest Darryl Brohman beats The G-Train Paul Gallen at a pre-NRL Grand Final shoot-out on Taren Point Bowls Club.

Gallen who recently took out 2 Qlders back to back in a State of Origin Boxing event, blamed bad preparation for his capitulation 10-6 to the Big Marn.

He cleaned up Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant 2 weeks ago at the Nissan Arena though Hodges is looking for a re-match over 6 rounds and Hannant took Gallen to 4 rounds, with the G-Train taking the win on points 40-36.

“The worst thing is Darryl will go on like a pork chop about this” lamented the G-Train.

“I haven’t asked for a rematch but if the supporters are prepared to come out I’ll come back for a rematch next year”, said Gallen.

“I thought Darryl’s bowls turned in more than mine” said Gallen.

The match formed part of the Continuous Call team’s 2GB and 4BC coverage of the NRL grand final.

The Big Marn of course is now well known as a male model for Lowes menswear.

His local footy career launched a huge professional career, in 1974 he made his A Grade debut whilst still in grade 12 at Wavell Heights High School for Norths Devils before playing 91 games for the Penrith Panthers and 23 for the Canterbury Bulldogs, his 2 Origin games including the infamous tackle by Les Boyd which broke Brohman’s jaw.

In 1976 he won the Rothman Medal whilst playing for Norths based out of Bishop Park in Nundah.

Darryl Brohman at Norths Devils Rugby Football Club
Source: Norths Devils Rugby Football Club

The Big Marn’s name continues in the local game with The Darryl Brohman Cup, an Under 10s annual footy tournament held at Norths Devils Rugby League Football Club.