Former Kangaroo Cliff Lyons enters the field for last year’s Legends of League Game at Cherbourg

February 6, 2020

The draw has been released for the big two-day family rugby league carnival at Cherbourg – featuring the International Legends of League – which starts this Friday (February 7).

The actual Legends game will be played on Saturday night from 6:30pm at Jack O’Chin Oval, featuring some of the best-known NRL players from yesteryear.

In action will be Cliff Lyons, John Hopoate, Terry Matterson, Bryan Niebling and many more …

The two days of rugby league will be packed with action, and the Legends game – if last year is a guide – will be heaps of fun.

The Murris On Bikes will also be back on Saturday for a charity run to raise funds for the Cherbourg Hornets junior rugby league football club.

The arrival of the motorbikes before the Legends game in Cherbourg last year created a sensation.

In the lead-up to Saturday’s Legends game, there’s a two-day round robin league competition, starting at 12:30pm on Friday, which features six men’s teams and three women’s teams playing two 20-minute halves (game schedule below).

A one-day entry pass to the carnival is $12 (adults), $5 (children aged 8-14) or $25 for a family (two adults and three children). Children aged 7 and under are free.

Two-day passes are $20 (adults), $10 (children) and $40 (family).

To help spread the rugby league message in the South Burnett, Legends players visited local schools this week in the lead-up to the big weekend.

International Legends of League organiser Troy Byers accompanied Craig Teevan (Broncos, Maroons), Leo Dynevor (Knights, Magpies) and Sid Domic (Broncos, Panthers) on visits to St Joseph’s Primary School in Murgon, Murgon State High School and Moffatdale and Cherbourg State schools.

The group also led an exercise session for local children at the Cherbourg Sporting Complex.

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Team Lists

Australian Legends Hornets Legends
PJ Marsh Victor Alberts
Cliff Lyons Daniel Henry
Kerry Boustead Shamus Cobbo
Brent Webb Charlie Bond
Ben Hannant Lindsay Bligh
Bryan Niebling Bowman Davidson
Leo Dynevor Charlie Speedy
Brenton Bowen Ronald Saltner
Peter Gill Tom Langton
John Hopoate Justin Prior
Craig Teevan Keith Gadd
Terry Matterson Brendon Saltner
Noel Goldthorpe Derek Georgetown
Kevin Campion Rex Colonel
Steve Lacey Jim Sellwood
Scott Prince Gene Barrett
Jim (Sellwood) Adcock Bernard Hopkins
Daniel Cobbo Duncan Weazel
Chatur Zala Kevin Langton
Gordon Langton Trevor Blair
Francis Renouf Jeffrey Dynevor
Mark Smith Patrick Murray
Kevin Saltner
Patrick Williams
James Saltner
Joseph Sullivan
William Georgetown
Huey Carlo
Lawrence Dalton

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Game Schedule

Friday Games

  • 12:30pm – Woorabinda Warriors v Bundaberg Eels (men)
  • 1:20pm – Brisbane Natives v Cherbourg United (men)
  • 2:10pm – Brothers United v Cherbourg Connections (men)
  • 3:00pm – Coastal Connections v Cherbourg Hornettes (women)
  • 3:50pm – Brisbane Natives v Bundaberg Eels (men)
  • 4:40pm – Woorabinda Warriors v Brothers United (men)
  • 5:30pm – Cherbourg Connections v Cherbourg United (men)

Saturday Games

  • 8:30am – Coastal Connections v Brisbane Natives (women)
  • 9:20am – Woorabinda Warriors v Brisbane Natives (men)
  • 10:10am – Brothers United v Cherbourg United (men)
  • 11:00am – Brisbane Natives v Cherbourg Hornettes (women)
  • 11:50am – Bundaberg Eels v Cherbourg Connections (men)

Saturday Finals

  • 1:10pm – 2nd v 3rd (women’s semi-final)
  • 2:00pm – 1st v 4th (men’s semi-final)
  • 2:50pm – 2nd v 3rd (men’s semi-final)
  • 4:10pm – 1st v semi-final winner (women’s final)
  • 5:00pm – winner 1v4 v winner 2v3 (men’s final)

Legends Game

  •  6:30pm – Sellwood Construction & Total Building Solutions Australian Legends v CRAICCHS Cherbourg Hornets

Footnote: The Ration Shed will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday for visitors to the carnival.

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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