Origins legends plan relay stop in Gladstone



RUGBY league fans are in for another treat with news that State of Origin legends are to visit the city next month.

The visit on May 19 and 20 will be part of the Legends of Origin relay launched this week.

While organisers were hesitant yesterday to announce players who would be visiting Gladstone every player who has played State of Origin has been invited to participate.

The relay kicks off in Cairns on May 10 with a huge public celebration and will travel along the coast visiting regional towns and cities.

It will end at the second State of Origin match in Sydney on June 15.

Former Australian and Queensland captain Mal Meninga said he expected the relay to get strong support from past players.

While Meninga was unable to confirm if he would be visiting Gladstone, he said it would be eagerly anticipated by players.

"Everyone's really enjoyed their time at Legends of Origin in Gladstone,'' Meninga said.

"We've been able to raise some money and have fun because of the great community support.''

During their regional stops the players will hold Fan Days, Skills Clinics, Sportsman's Nights and display the National Rugby League Road Train.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the relay's official charity.



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