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League stars rally to support Brett Horsnell

Some of the biggest names in rugby league are dusting off their boots one more time to help raise funds for former South Queensland, Gold Coast and Parramatta forward Brett Horsnell who has been diagnosed with cancer.
League stars rally to support Brett Horsnell
by NRL

Some of the biggest names in rugby league are dusting off their boots one more time to help raise funds for former South Queensland, Gold Coast and Parramatta forward Brett Horsnell who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 'One More Time For A Mate' game will not only see former internationals Allan Langer, Trevor Gillmseister, Phil Daley, Graham Eadie, Dale Shearer, Chris Close, Mark Hohn, Grant Young, Wally Fullerton-Smith, Graham Mackay and Ben Ikin in action, it will also see the return of the South Queensland Crushers and Gold Coast Seagulls.

The Aztec Gold of the Crushers will meet the Red, Black and White of the Seagulls on Saturday October 23 at Pizzey Park, Burleigh Heads with the kick off scheduled for 3pm.

Former Manly and Crushers forward John Jones is part of the group organising the match and says the response has been overwhelming from the players and shows the high regard in which Brett is held.

"All of 'Horses' former teammates and coaches have rallied to the cause and now we hope the fans will turn out in numbers not only to see some great players go around again but also see the mighty Crushers and Seagulls jumpers one more time for a mate," he said.

"There will be some of the greatest players of the last 20 years in action and it is a great opportunity for rugby league supporters to mingle with some superstars of the game and help one of it most respected."

Premiership winning captain and former International Glenn Lazarus and 2003 grand final hero Scott Sattler will be involved by agreeing to be touch judges on the day with Fox Sports commentator Mark Braybrook refereeing the match.

After the game a function will be held at the Tree Tops Tavern West Burleigh where Langer, Gillmeister, Close and a few others will relive some great rugby league moments.

"We have been able to get some wonderful items for auction with an NRL match ball signed by Ricky Stuart, Brad Fittler, Steve Folkes and Steven Price on the eve of the grand final. There will also be a signed Bulldogs and Cowboys jumper as well as a 'Crushers Captains' framed jumper. It is signed by all the Crushers first grade captains and is a one off," Jones said.

Occasion: ONE MORE TIME FOR A MATE
Date: October 23 2004
Venue: Pizzey Park, Burleigh
Time: 3pm kick off, $10 admission for adults, kids free
Sportsman's Dinner: 7pm Tree Tops Tavern, Classic Way Burleigh Waters
Speakers Include: Allan Langer, Trevor Gillmeister, Chris Close
Cost: $100 per head $900 table of ten all inclusive.

Teams:
Crushers
Mark HOHN
Tony HEARN
Grant YOUNG
Clinton O'BRIEN
Phil DALEY
Danny MCALLISTER
John JONES
Ian GRAHAM
Trevor GILLMEISTER
Mark PROTHEROE
Ray HERRING
Craig O'DWYER
Dale SHEARER
Wayne SIMONDS
Jason HUDSON
Allan LANGER
Kevin CARMICHAEL
Jason WENDT
David KRAUSE

Seagulls
Graham EADIE
Peter GILL
Danny PEACOCK
Steve JACKSON
Mick McLEAN
Ben IKIN
Chris CLOSE
Wally FULLERTON SMITH
Graham MACKAY
Jamie MATTHIOU
Tony DURHEIM
Troy McCARTHY
Michael SEARLE
Adrian VOWLES
Clinton MOHR
Robin THORNE




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