In­trust will bring out the best of the best

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - Philippe Co­querand­

THIS week­end marks a very sig­nif­i­cant event for rugby league fans and the whole of the North Bur­nett as the In­trust Su­per Cup ar­rives in town.

Ev­ery­one you speak with is thrilled with the op­por­tu­nity to host the cup in the re­gion.

An event of this scale is ex­pected to bring in more than 1000 spec­ta­tors with many al­ready booked in for the big day.

On Satur­day night a meet and greet will be held at the Mun­dub­bera Bowls Club with footy leg­end from the Manly Sea Ea­gles, Steve Men­zies, at­tend­ing.

Steve Men­zies is a leg­end of the game, man­ag­ing to play 150 games of rugby league for Manly from 1993 till 1999.

He played for the North­ern Ea­gles in 2000-2002 and then re­sumed his ca­reer with Manly from 2003-2008.

In 2009 he joined the Brad­ford Bulls in the Euro­pean Su­per League.

Uni­ver­sally known as “Beaver”, Men­zies is best known as the most pro­lific try scor­ing for­ward in rugby league.

His to­tal of 180 tries is sec­ond in Aus­tralian first grade rugby league, be­hind for­mer North Syd­ney and Manly player Ken Irvine, who scored 212 tries.

I fol­low the Bris­bane Bron­cos so I’ll al­ways be a bit bi­ased when it comes to rugby league, but I reckon it’s great for the younger kids to see a footy player of Men­zies’ cal­i­bre in Mun­dub­bera.

I’ll see you all out on the field on Sun­day, July 23.

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