NRL fumes as Panthers mock broken GF trophy

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The Provan-Summons trophy has arrived backmost successful Sydney for repares aft it was damaged during Penrith's expansive last celebrations.

The iconic trophy, which Penrith earned aft defeating the Rabbitohs 14-12 past weekend, is estimated to beryllium worthy astir $30,000.

Nine News confirmed the NRL is upset the sculptures of Norm Provan and Arthur Summons were separated from the basal of the trophy and placed successful a pram.

NRL to analyse the Panthers implicit damaged Provan-Summons trophy (Getty)

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Photos of the incidental involving the pram surfaced crossed societal media today, with the caption "googoo gaga" referenced successful the trending image.

It's understood the NRL is besides investigating the matter.

The trophy is 1 of the astir recognisable successful Australian sports and centres astir an iconic infinitesimal connected the field.

In an award-winning 1963 photograph dubbed 'The Gladiators', Provan and Summons, who were playing other each different successful the NSW Rugby League Grand Final that year, embraced aft the match.

The infinitesimal was captured by paper lensman John O'Gready and lone aboriginal utilized arsenic the inspiration for the NRL Grand Final trophy.

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