The Courier-Mail

CITY BEAT

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anthony.marx@news.com.au

ASTON MARTIN-LED RECOVERY DAVID Roberts

must be doing quite nicely these days, thank you very much.

The Brisbane property developer was spied recently behind the wheel of a new Aston Martin.

Roberts, of course, was a partner with and in the nowdefunct Meridien group, which got hammered in the GFC. Receivers and managers seized control of several of their marina projects across Queensland at the height of the drama.

Russell McCart Paul Barrett NEW RUGBY RIVALRY

@AnthonyMar­xCM DOES this sportcraze­d nation need another rugby rivalry? Apparently so.

Brisbane’s Nudgee and Gregory Terrace colleges will go head to head this Saturday in the first St Joseph’s Rugby Cup.

Nudgee acts as host for the newly-establishe­d annual clash, which will play out before a big crowd of old boys from both schools.

In the lead-up to the epic battle, about 500 college rugby supporters are expected to gather tomorrow at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for a pre-game lunch. Former

Wallaby

Damien Frawley,

now QIC boss, and Melbourne Rebels coach

will take the microphone for a bit of commentary during the function overseen by MC

Tony McGahan

Jim Campbell, Alec Harries, Steve Flook, Michael Power, Mark Macklin, Chris Condon Terry Mulcahy.

Helping drive the fundraisin­g effort will be Mulcahy, a Hyundai state manager who has donated a car for auction.

BIKING FOR SICK KIDS

SPEAKING of fundraisin­g, 24 bike riders will arrive in Brisbane tomorrow afternoon after spending the week pedalling 550km from Hervey Bay.

The team hope to raise up to $200,000 for Ronald McDonald House, which provides assistance to the families of hospitalis­ed children.

Not surprising­ly, the journey included a few pitstops at Maccas along the way. Among those putting in the sweat equity are McDonald’s top guns

and as well as NAB

Peter Burchard Rumming,

Simon Ovenden.

executive

BIG STOCK DUMP

COLLECTION House boss

has just offloaded $1 million worth of the stock in his Brisbaneba­sed debtchasin­g outfit. City Beat understand­s the share dump revealed this week came about purely for personal reasons and had nothing to do with the outlook for the company, which just reported a profit rise to $22.5 million.

He still has plenty of skin in the game too, retaining more than 1.3 million shares and performanc­e rights.

Matt Thomas

and

Shaun

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