Car­ney back to bol­ster Bar­bar­ians

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NRL -

TODD Car­ney will turn back the clock when he re­turns to rugby league in the an­nual Leg­ends of League tour­na­ment at Cen­tral Coast Sta­dium on Satur­day.

Car­ney will join for­mer team­mates Chris Heigh­ing­ton and Terry Cam­pese in a Bar­bar­ians side which fea­tures play­ers with no as­so­ci­a­tion to the five NRL clubs com­pet­ing.

For­mer NRL stars — in­clud­ing Danny Buderus, Wen­dell Sailor, Steve Men­zies and Wil­lie Ma­son — will par­tic­i­pate in the one-day tour­na­ment.

Car­ney con­firmed his in­volve­ment via an In­sta­gram post.

“I can’t wait to have a run with the Bar­bar­ians and my old team­mates Chris Heigh­ing­ton and Terry Cam­pese, plus the leg­endary Matt Bowen out the back,” Car­ney said. “It’s go­ing to be a lot of fun to play against some of my idols grow­ing up at the Leg­ends of League.”

Car­ney’s Leg­ends of League de­but comes a week af­ter he an­nounced he’ll cap­tain-coach the By­ron Bay Devils next sea­son.

Since be­ing sacked by Cronulla in 2014 over the in­fa­mous “bub­bler” in­ci­dent, Car­ney has had stints with Cata­lans Drag­ons, Sal­ford Red Devils and Hull KR.

Funds raised next week­end go to the Mark Hughes Foun­da­tion.

Todd Car­ney.

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