LEGENDS OF LEAGUE HITS TIGERTOWN
International Legends of League (ILOL), in conjunction with Brisbane Council and AAction Traffic, today announced that former State of Origin and Australian Test players will play a charity rugby game at Suzuki Stadium, Langland’s Park taking on an Easts Tigers Allstars brimming with local legends.
Set down for Saturday May 19, the McDonald’s Australian team will feature big name former Internationals such as Petero Civoniceva, Willie Mason, John Hopoate, Scott Hill, Bryan Neibling, Andrew Gee and others.
The Sniffers Easts Team will be coached by former Tigers Legend John Lang. The local team will consist of 15 Eastern Suburbs Centurions who have played in excess of 100 Queensland Cup games each for the Tigers.
Former International Darren Smith, who finished his career on 99 games with the Tigers, will use this opportunity to play his 100th game. The team list is below.
The game will be raising funds for grass roots rugby league as well as the Official Charity Partner, Ronald McDonald House SEQ.
In regards to the event, a select group of players will arrive in the Brisbane Easts region during the week of the game for community events and school visits talking about anti-bullying, mental health and to “dream, believe, achieve”.
A corporate day will be held on Friday May 18 with a Dinner at Easts Leagues Club with all players and sponsors in attendance.
But the biggest event will be held on Saturday May 19 at 6.30pm. Lead up games will include Under 16 and Under 18 games, a Masters game and a 30 minute exhibition from local juniors prior to kick-off.
For more information please contact:
Troy Byers (ILOL) – 0425 769 488
Craig Teevan (ILOL) – 0412 627 497
Brian Torpy (Easts Tigers) – 0459 811 059
EASTS TIGERS ALLSTARTS
John Lang (Coach)
Steve Dowden (Manager)
Gavin Payne (Manager)