Ex-Origin greats reunite for day of memorable rugby league
WHAT do you get when you put 36 ex-rugby league players together?
The answer is the International Legends of League. These players will descend on the North Ipswich Reserve tomorrow for an action-packed day of rugby league.
Queensland will be represented by champions Petero Civoniceva, Kerry Boustead, Robbie O'Davis, Kerrod Walters, Mark Tookey and other players that have done the state proud.
The Blues have quality in players like Paul Sironen, John Hopoate, Max Krilich, Nathan Blacklock and Ben Smith.
The rivalry will be keen but I am sure the action will be a little slower and less aggressive than the current Origin series.
If you are a rugby league tragic, this is the place to be with eight games of action spread through the day. The first game kicks off at noon.
Ipswich referee Luke Anderson will also get a huge thrill after being selected to officiate the game.
Qld women rule
QUEENSLAND have won 10 from 11 Origin series, which is a fantastic achievement in its own right. But have we forgotten about a record that another great Queensland team has secured?
While the men have done the state proud over the past decade, the female side has amassed a staggering undefeated run lasting 17 years against the Blues.
The record will go on the line again this weekend when the rivalry will be rekindled.
The girls will play the curtainraiser to the Titans v Eels game. After last year's result (4-4), I am sure this will be an entertaining game.
Queensland will be led by Steph Hancock and the experienced Renae Kunst.
Ipswich product Ali Brigginshaw will return to the state side after sustaining a serious injury last season.
The Blues will be led by Jillaroo Ruan Sims. She will get ample back-up from half Allana Ferguson and backrower Kezie Apps.
Brothers gala reunion
THE Brothers Football Club is calling all players, coaches and officials from the 1976 and 2006 sides to attend a gala reunion next Friday night at the Leagues Club.
These two years were grand slam years for the club. In 1976, Brothers won in under 18, C grade, Reserve grade and A grade.
The 2006 premiership sides included Under 18, C grade, Reserve grade, women's and A grade.
Tickets can be purchased from the reception of the Leagues club.
Holdens to win
THE smell of petrol is in the air and that means all roads lead to Queensland Raceway for the Coates Hire Supersprint Series.
Racing starts today with an action packed card over the next three days.
We are going to see thrills and the odd crash but the action will be fast and furious. Will it be the Holdens claiming victory or will Ford be on top of the dias.
Holden for me.
BOMBER'S bouquet 1: The Men of League Foundation recently held a gala dinner to decide who the greatest captain Australia has ever seen. Bronco Darren Lockyer was awarded this huge title.
Bomber's bouquet 2: The Queensland Firebirds have won the Aussie Conference and must deal the same pain to the Steel from across the ditch.
Bomber's beef 1: Make the final decision and ban Russia from the Olympics. You have the evidence so the punishment must be forthcoming.
Bomber's beef 2: UFC fighter Mark Hunt was gracious in defeat but now is fuming at the positive drug results return by Brock Lesnar. Ban all drug cheats from sport.
Bombers's best: The Roosters may have scored first but couldn't contain the Sharks.
This week the Broncos will continue on their march with victory over the Panthers.
Who am I?
I was born on November 6, 1973.
I rose to the top of my chosen sport winning gold at Australian and Continental Champion- ships. My greatest achievement was being selected to represent my country at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. I had one win and one loss placing me in 17th position. At this time I weighed 86kg.
Last week's answer: Janette Howells