LEGENDARY: Former Brisbane Broncos prop Shane Webcke is one of several former NRL players who will be at the Men of League event at Leyburn’s Royal Hotel tonight.
LEGENDARY: Former Brisbane Broncos prop Shane Webcke is one of several former NRL players who will be at the Men of League event at Leyburn’s Royal Hotel tonight. COLIN WHELANAAP

Rugby league royalty to hit Leyburn tonight

SOME of the finest rugby league players to play the game will be in Leyburn tonight, with the Shane Webcke Men of League Southern Division event to be held at the Royal Hotel.

Webcke, Wally Fullerton-Smith, the Walker brothers and John Gleeson will be the special guests.

Leyburn Royal Hotel owner Sam Toy said it was an exciting event for the town, with so many high-profile footballers to attend.

"It's a big thing," Mrs Toy said.

"Shane Webcke used to own the Royal Hotel and he and the Men of League Foundation came to us and asked if we would be willing to host it.

"It's a great cause so we're happy to be getting behind it and helping out."

According to their website, the Men of League Foundation "provides assistance and support to players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game, as well as members of their families and the broader rugby league community".

The Men of League Foundation helps out with medical operations, rehabilitation equipment, nursing home equipment, scholarship assistance, grants counselling and more.

Tickets are $25 and are available on 4695 0129, with attendees able to pay at the event.

Items will also be auctioned off to raise funds.

 Where: Royal Hotel, Leyburn

 When: 6.30pm tonight

 Cost: $25 per person


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