Al­lan Langer to visit Gayn­dah

Rugby league le­gend drops in to watch the Gla­di­a­tors play this Satur­day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

THE LIT­TLE Gen­eral is com­ing to Gayn­dah.

Rugby league le­gend Al­lan Langer will be watch­ing the Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors take on the Eidsvold Ea­gles this Satur­day.

Golden Or­ange Ho­tel Mo­tel owner Ken Mogg or­gan­ised for Langer to visit the rugby league-crazy town.

“We had Mario Fenech and Petero Civon­civa up a while ago and that went over ex­tremely well,” Mogg said.

“So we thought we would try and get Al­fie. We might get him in the sheds at half time. And if we can get him to run the wa­ter to the boys, the crowd would erupt.”

Langer has re­cently been vis­it­ing flood-hit re­gions and help­ing out flood vic­tims.

Af­ter the game, Langer will

He’ll be here hav­ing a few drinks with the lo­cal troops

be head­ing back to the Golden Or­ange to meet the lo­cals and have a bar­be­cue.

“He’ll be here hav­ing a few drinks with the lo­cal troops,” Mogg said. “And we’ve got a disco on that night so it should be en­ter­tain­ing. We’re an­tic­i­pat­ing a fairly large crowd with lots of fam­i­lies.”

Gayn­dah football com­men­ta­tor Vinny Sch­mierer will be in­ter­view­ing Langer in front of the au­di­ence. And a video will be screened from 1986, when Langer played a trial game in Gayn­dah as part of the Ip­swich Jets team who took on­Wide Bay Bur­nett.

The lo­cal ju­nior rugby league play­ers will be lend­ing a hand clear­ing plates and help­ing out at the bar­be­cue.

“They’ll get an up close and per­sonal en­counter with the lit­tle guy,” Mogg said.

“He was very in­stru­men­tal for Queens­land in State of Ori­gin for many years.”

Photo: Barry Leddicoat

LIT­TLE GEN­ERAL: Rugby league crowds are look­ing for­ward to a visit by Al­lan Langer when the Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors take on the Eidsvold Ea­gles this Satur­day.

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