Meanwhile at the MCG only a few hundred metres to the north, Geelong, the AFL minor premier, was handing out a similar thrashing to the Kangaroos. Geelong won by 106 points.
A 106 point win in the AFL is probably equivalent to a 40 point win in the NRL.
I kept tabs on both games by listening to the ABC broadcast of the AFL game while watching the NRL game. Often I had two earphones in my ears, one from the radio the other from NRL "sports ears" broadcasting the referee's comments.