Australia Legends vs NZ Legends April 24th

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  1. Mehrtsisagod

    Mehrtsisagod Guest

    Game On: Aussie Stars Ready for Legends of League Charity Match

    One of the biggest rugby league clashes of all time is set to rock Townsville, Queensland as legends from Australia and New Zealand strap the boots back on to support communities affected by Cyclone Larry.

    A star-studded Australian team, featuring some of the greatest Kangaroos of all time will do battle at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Monday April 24th.

    Currently, the Australian Legends of League* side will include the following players:

    1. Gary Belcher
    2. Kerry Boustead
    3. Mal Meninga
    4. Steve Renouf
    5. Dale Shearer
    6. Cliff Lyons
    7. Allan Langer
    8. Mark Carroll
    9. Steve Walters
    10. Martin Bella
    11. Paul Sironen
    12. Gorden Tallis
    13. Bradley Clyde
    14. Robbie O’Davis
    15. Greg Florimo
    16. Michael Buettner
    17. Kevin Walters

    * All players have confirmed their availability pending any unforseen circumstances.

    ARL and Queensland league legend Greg Dowling will act as Coach, with former League hardman and cult hero Steve “Blocker†Roach acting as team manager.

    Set to face-off against the Australian side are Kiwi greats Gary Freeman, Darryl Halligan, Kurt Sorenson and Darryl Williams. A final New Zealand team will be announced soon.

    The Legends of League charity appeal match is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Rum, Landcare Australia and the NRL, with the support of the North Queensland Cowboys and AMP Men of League. The match and donation appeal will raise funds for the communities devastated by Cyclone Larry.

    Bundaberg Distilling Company Chairman Tony Scanlan said, “It’s great to see so many legends of rugby league getting together to help out fellow Australians doing it tough in northern Queensland. The match looks set to be one of the biggest Aussie versus Kiwis battles ever – both for the great play and sportsmanship on display but also for the funds raised for those affected by Cyclone Larry.â€

    Chief Executive of the NRL, David Gallop said that the opportunity for players to support an important cause was behind all of them strapping the boots back on.

    “The generosity and support of all the players from both sides of the Tasman and all of the sponsors of the Legends of League charity appeal has been fantastic. Everyone involved is focused on delivering a great sporting spectacle to ensure we can raise as much money as possible.â€

    Funds raised will go towards the Bundaberg Rum Bush Fund – an initiative between Landcare Australia and Bundaberg Rum. All monies raised will help communities regenerate land, waterways and agricultural properties in far north QLD.

    “As the extent of damage has become clearer, we’ve been working with the Far North Queensland Natural Resource Management body and other stakeholders to determine the key priorities for the funds in the region,†said Brian Scarsbrick, CEO Landcare Australia Ltd.

    “We congratulate all the individuals and corporations around Australia for their swift response to the call for funding, but we need more. Not only will this help to repair the damage to farms, rivers, forests and coasts, but it will continue a long-term shift towards a more sustainable, and cyclone-resilient landscape for the future†he said.

    Larry was the biggest cyclone recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology to cross the Queensland coast leaving in its wake an estimated $1.5 billion worth of damages.

    Landcare Australia will manage the distribution of funds to farmers, landholders and local community groups working to repair the devastation to land and waterways in far north Queensland. Projects may include:

    i. Farmers repairing damaged land (eg. soil erosion)
    ii. Projects working to clean up and repair waterways
    iii. Native revegetation projects, including the creation of wildlife corridors

    Several Australian companies including Channel Nine, QNP/News Limited, North Queensland Cowboys, National Tourism Alliance, QANTAS, Westpac, Toshiba, Leighton Holdings, Waratah Fencing and Holden have already pledged their support to the Legends of League Charity Appeal.

    Tickets for the match can be purchased via Tickets Online
    (please visit

    Adults $15
    Concession (Under 16) $ 5

    Donations can be made online at or by phone, through freecall 1800 441 533 (proudly sponsored by Telstra Country Wide).

    For an interview or comment please contact LyLy Lim, Liquid Ideas on (02) 9699 1477, 0410 584 780 or

    Bundaberg Rum is an Australian icon. Born out of the Queensland cane fields, Bundaberg Rum is a unique and widely recognised brand with a deep-rooted history.

    Bearing the name of the town in which it’s made, this full bodied, rich and distinctive spirit was created when a consortium of local sugar millers first formed the Bundaberg Distilling Company in November 1888.
    The brand is intertwined with Australia’s heritage. Bundaberg Rum is much more than just a spirit – it is a brand that represents all that is unique and great about Australia.

    Landcare is a uniquely Australian partnership between the community, business and government to “do something practical†about protecting and repairing our environment.
    This inspiring community network of more than 4000 volunteer landcare groups are caring for our waterways, revegetating our native bushland, protecting our coastlines and educating the broader community.
    Landcare Australia Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to promote community awareness of the landcare movement and raise corporate funding for landcare projects.

    I missed the NZ team listed on the Footy Show so any help would be appreciated.
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  3. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Sounds class.
  4. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    no idea where the kiwi team is but just thought i would add that
  5. woosaah

    woosaah Guest,00.html

    somre more rubbish :D
  6. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    WOW :eek: :D :lol: :bravo:

    17 players

    5 Raiders

    a legends match

    Yes.........thats right............LEGENDS!!!!!!

    And in the KIWI corner, there will be a Mr Sam Backo i am sure of it.......perhaps Brent Todd, Pongia and Lomax...........and we all know WIKI would be a walk in

    WIKI - acronym for Walk In Kiwi International

  7. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Will be on TV?
  8. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Where's the great Brett Mullins?

    Ok ok, he's one of my favourites...
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