Murris prepare for All Stars Clash
FOR Maranoa Murris captain Lane Brookes, it's the love game of rugby league and helping the community that has seen him run the Maranoa All Stars clash for fourth year.
The Murris held their first training sessions prior to Christmas to help them prepare for the match.
Brookes, who has plenty of experience playing for Wallumbilla-Surat, Cities and Mitchell, will be drawing on all his experience on February 6 when the Murris play the Maranoa All Stars Charity game. "I fell in love with the game from a very early age and it's my last game playing with the All Stars, so I'm hoping to go out on a high and win," he said.
Utility player Bryton Currie said he was looking forward to the game and bringing a lot of valuable experience to the side.
"I play for Roma Cities and have been in the under-19s Outback Representative team three times," he said.
"I have played for Toowoomba and Brisbane for outback sides."
William Oliver, who plays with St George, said the game would be very close.
Coach of the Maranoa Murris Trevor Brookes, who is Lane's father, said both sides were very formidable, with players from every club represented.
"It's always a good quick game. It's better than any A-Grade final, some say," he said.
The event at Bassett Park will feature six matches over the afternoon, with hundreds expected to turn up for the annual event.