This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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The Canberra Raiders are encouraging all their fans and fans of Rugby League in general to come to Canberra Stadium on Sunday June 28 ahead of the match against the Melbourne Storm, as the city of Canberra honours one of their favourite sporting stars when the Mal Meninga Statue is unveiled.
Join Mal Meninga from 12.00pm at the Western Forecourt of Canberra Stadium to help celebrate this wonderful event, as ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope officially invites the Raiders legend to join him in unveiling the statue made in his honour.
It promises to be a wonderful occasion not only for the Raiders and Meninga but also the city of Canberra, as members of the public have the chance to come and salute one of their heroes from yesteryear.
Meninga was honoured last season during the games centenary as he was named in the ARL Team of the Century at centre, while last year the Raiders re-named their player of the year award to the Meninga Medal.
The sculpture signifies the contribution Meninga has made to the game of rugby league at all levels, as he continues to remain involved in the game today as the Coach of the Queensland State of Origin team.
Mr Stanhope said,