A host of rugby league greats return for one day only in Legends of League tournament
The Daily Telegraph
September 7, 2017 12:49pm
FORGET the Auckland Nines, Central Coast Stadium will be playing host to the most star-studded rugby league nines tournament the game has ever seen.
Legends of League, in partnership with Paladin Sports and the Mark Hughes Foundation, are bringing back a host of footy legends for the inaugural LOL Tournament, to be held on the Central Coast on November 18th.
Have you ever wondered whatever happened to Scott Minto?
Have questions about the whereabouts of Mark Tookey ever kept you up at night?
Mark Tookey is back!
Would you give everything up for a chance to watch Barry Berrigan take on the defence one more time?
If you are the kind of rugby league tragic who’s into this sort of thing, do we have the footy tournament for you.
Willie Mason will line up for Canterbury.
A host of former footy stars and cult heroes will take the field one more time during the six-team tournament with over $100,000 worth of prize money up for grabs.
A percentage of the gate takings will also be donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation.
Canterbury, Newcastle, Manly, Parramatta, Brisbane and a Barbarians side will compete in nine on nine matches that will last 30 minutes each.
Cliff Lyons will pull the boots back on at the age of 55.
As you can see from the squads below, there will be some serious quality on display.
Tickets for the tournament go on sale from 9am Thursday.
For more information, check out the Legends of League website.
Brisbane: Gorden Tallis, Lote Tuqiri, Shaun Berrigan, Barry Berrigan, Neville Costigan, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Brad Meyers, Kevin Campion, Casey McGuire, Leon Bott, Nathan Friend, Ben Hannant, Brett Seymour, Scott Minto, Wendell Sailor (captain)
Manly: Solomon Haumono, Steven Bell, Craig Hancock, Danny Moore, Scott Donald, Shannon Nevin, Chad Randall, Mark Bryant, Luke Dorn, Travis Burns, Michael Witt, Heath L’Estrange, Jamie Goddard, Cliff Lyons, Steve Menzies (captain)
Newcastle: Kurt Gidley, Robbie O’Davis, Clint Newton, Adam Woolnough, Scott Dureau, Daniel Abraham, Todd Lowrie, Craig Smith, Matt Hilder, Russell Richardson, Ben Cross, Brad Tighe, Jeremy Smith, Owen Craigie, Danny Buderus (captain)
Parramatta: Nathan Hindmarsh, Michael Buettner, Dean Widders, Ian Hindmarsh, Tim Smith, Joel Reddy, Mark Tookey, Matthew Keating, Dennis Moran, Luke O’Dwyer, Brad Dew, Wade McKinnon, PJ Marsh, Brett Finch, Luke Burt (captain)
Canterbury: Willie Mason, Reni Maitua, Mark O’Meley, Brent Sherwin, Daniel Holdsworth, Willie Talau, Tony Grimaldi, Steve Turner, Dene Halatau, Chris Armit, Matt Utai, Brad Morrin, Brett Kimmorley, Rod Silva, Andrew Ryan (captain)
Barbarians: Craig Wing, Michael Crocker, Scott Hill, Craig Gower, Tim Brasher, Amos Roberts, Michael Weyman, John Skandalis, Michael Henderson, Brett Kearney, Paul Whatuira, Joe Galuvao, Matt Geyer, Chris Walker, Matt King (captain)