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Former Queensland and Australian skipper Mal Meninga and former NSW and Australian fullback Gary Jack are just two league champions who will take part in the International Legends of League match to be played on October 29 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
No less than 30 champion players have made themselves available for this charity clash between the legends of Queensland and NSW.
Queensland coaches John McDonald and Arthur Beetson have teamed up while NSW will be coached by another legend in former NSW and Australian half back Tommy Raudonikis. The match will be adjudicated by none other than Queensland's most recognised referee, Barry 'the Grashopper' Gomersall.
TEAMS: QUEENSLAND Allan Langer, Ben Ikin, Mark Coyne, Trevor Gillmeister, Gorden Tallis, Kerrod Walters, Robbie O'Davis, Willie Carne, Mal Meninga, Tony Hearn, Craig Teevan, Jason Hetherington, Steve Renouf, Kerry Boustead, Clinton O'Brien. Coaches: John McDonald, Arthur Beetson.
NEW SOUTH WALES Ben Elias, Gary Jack, Cliff Lyons, Nik Kosef, John Jones, Brad Mackay, Peter Kelly, Graeme Wynn, Jamie Ainscough, Noel Goldthorpe, Brett Mullins, Adam Muir, Barry Ward, Mark Carroll, Billy Peden. Coach: Tommy Raudonikis.
VENUE & TIMES: Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba Qld. Saturday 29 October 2005 Gates open: 12:00pm FIVE curtain raisers. Legend match kicks off at 7:00pm
TICKETS: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Adults: $15 Concession: $10 (pensioners, students, ID required) Children (5-12 yrs): $8 Kids under 5: Free
The match is sponsored by Q.L.D. Group and proudly supported by League Unlimited. Proceeds in aid of the Toowoomba Hospital Childrens Appeal and Sunrise Way.