Walters in Origin for flood aid
IPSWICH'S rugby league legend Kerrod Walters is among a host of charitable rugby league greats who will play a Legends State of Origin game in aid of flood victims in south-east Queensland.
This Thursday night at Parramatta Stadium 35 of the most famous players ever to pull on a rugby league jersey will play perhaps the greatest State of Origin game ever, all for flood relief; and they will be joined by coaches the famous Phil “Gus” Gould for New South Wales and king of Queensland himself, Wally Lewis, for the mighty Maroons.
This astonishing gathering of league greats was mustered up by Triple M's Mark Geyer.
It was his idea on air to stage the Legends of Origin Match for Flood Relief.
He felt compelled to help after spending three days himself in Goodna mud, mopping floors and shifting debris.
Kerrod Walters and his two brothers Kevin and Steve combined with Alan Langer to make Ipswich famous in the early '90s.
Langer visited the Ipswich Showgrounds evacuation centre in the wake of the floods.
Marto from Triple M Brisbane's The Cage will be on commentary duties for the game alongside HG and Dan Ginnane.
Fox Sports is now on board to broadcast the game and on Tuesday Brett Kimmorley and Mat Rogers added their names to the superstar roster.
Tickets to the game sold out in 24 hours.
Here is the list of the two legends teams.
New South Wales: Gus Gould (Coach), Brad Fittler, Ricky Stuart, Benny Elias, Eric Grothe, Gary Jack, Tim Brasher, Cliff Lyons, Terry Lamb, Mario Fenech, Mark Carroll, Luke Ricketson, Rod Wishart, Bryan Fletcher, Ryan Girdler, David Peachey, Greg Alexander, Mark Geyer.
Queensland: Wally Lewis (Coach) Mal Meninga, Wendell Sailor, Kerry Bousteed, Gary Belcher, Tony Currie, Robbie O'Davis, Adrian Lam, Sam Backo, Kerrod Walters, Gorden Tallis, Mark Coyne, Kevin Campion, Willie Carne, Colin Scott, Jamie Goddard, Mat Rogers, Jason Smith, Andrew Symonds.
Referee – Bill Harrigan.