Michael Hancock … dinner guest

July 19, 2019

Greg Inglis has had to withdraw from the upcoming charity Dinner With The Captains, but league fans should be more than happy with his replacement.

Dinner organising committee president Carl Rackemann announced on Friday that Michael Hancock would now be the third sports star at the dinner.

“Greg is dealing with some significant issues as I think everyone is aware,” Carl said.

“We wish him well and hope he can come to a dinner in Kingaroy another time.

“It is tremendous that Michael is able to step in at short notice joining Jessica Watson and Greg Ritchie and help us in the fight against cancer.”

Michael Hancock had had a remarkable rugby league career – playing for Australia, Queensland and the Broncos.

He has notched up 13 Tests, 14 State of Origin games and played in five Broncos premiership-winning sides.

When selected for his first State Of Origin game in 1989, he was the youngest player to play Origin from either side. Later that year, while still a teenager, he debuted for Australia.

Hancock was also recently named in the Toowoomba Rugby League’s “Team of the Century” as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of the Darling Downs competition.

Carl said there would be some great auction and raffle prizes on offer at the dinner including:

  • A corporate box at the Australia v Pakistan Test match at the ‘Gabba
  • A corporate box at Pat Rafter Arena for Brisbane Tennis 2020
  • 2 tickets to see Queen at Suncorp Stadium
  • Susie O’Neill’s swimsuit, signed and framed
  • $2500 CROW-FM sponsorship package

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