1989 League Legends Cup
|First meeting||13 April 2008|
|Latest meeting||Wests Tigers|
|Most wins||Wests Tigers (2)|
|Largest victory||13 - Raiders 22-35 Tigers (4 April 2010)|
The 1989 League Legends Cup is an annual rugby league match between NRL clubs the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers. The match is played to commemorate the 1989 Grand Final, which has been called the greatest Grand Final ever. The grand final was actually between the Raiders and the Balmain Tigers, but since the Tigers merged with the Western Suburbs Magpies in 2000, the 1989 League Legend Cup match is played between the Raiders and the joint venture. The cup is contested only once per season, so in the years where the Raiders and Tigers are scheduled to meet twice, the clubs decide which of those two matches will decide the winner of the trophy. The first Cup match was in Round 5 of the 2008 NRL season.
|Date and Time||Venue||Referee(s)||Crowd|
|Canberra Raiders||30-24||Wests Tigers||13 April 2008, 2:00pm||Canberra Stadium||Sean Hampstead||12,240 |
|Wests Tigers||34-26||Canberra Raiders||16 March 2009, 7:00pm||Campbelltown Stadium||Jared Maxwell
|Canberra Raiders||22-35||Wests Tigers||4 April 2010, 3:00pm||Canberra Stadium||Shayne Hayne
|Wests Tigers||34-24||Canberra Raiders||26 March 2011, 7:30pm||Campbelltown Stadium||Ben Cummins
|Canberra Raiders||22-35||Wests Tigers||1 May 2011, 2:00pm||Canberra Stadium||Ashley Klein
Head To Head
- "1989 League Legends Cup". raiders.com.au. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
- "CARNEY SHINES AS RAIDERS DOWN TIGERS". www.rleague.com. 2008-04-14. Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Adam Lucius (2009-03-16). "Tigers win it late". sportal. Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-03-21.
- Andrew Webster (2010-04-05). "Wests Tigers beat Canberra Raiders 35-22 with Benji Marshall inspirational in second half". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
- Simon McGuinness (2011-03-26). "Ferguson hat trick cant save mistaken riddled Raiders". Raiders.com.au. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "Tigers too strong for Raiders". Raiders.com.au. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-05-21.