Meet two State of Origin greats next month
GET ready to shout "Queenslander".
Two State of Origin greats are coming to the South Burnett, to give a hand to a worthy cause.
Billy Moore and Colin Scott will lend their support to the Leah's Last Wish campaign at a fundraiser next month.
Money raised will go towards a holiday for Benarkin resident Leah Andersen, who has a terminal illness.
New Blackbutt butcher Chris Rose said he invited the two NRL greats as a way to introduce himself to the community.
"And when I found out about Leah's Last Wish, I said they are more than welcome to piggyback and hopefully we will raise some money for Leah," Mr Rose said.
He knew the two sporting icons from his time working for the Sunshine Coast Rugby League in the late 1980s.
"I was more of an administrator but I've been lucky enough to know those fellas," he said.
As well as his contribution on the field, Billy Moore is famous for popularising the "Queenslander" call.
"When they were in the change rooms at half time they walked out onto the field and the camera was on them," he said.
"And, as he was walking out he yelled 'Queenslander'."
A rare 1995 State of Origin jersey signed by Billy Moore will be raffled, with proceeds going to Leah's Last Wish.
The Leah's Last Wish sausage sizzle with Billy Moore and Colin Scott will be held at Blackbutt Meats and Seafood on Saturday, March 5, from 11am.
- Played in the North Sydney Bears from 1989-1999
- Played for the Maroons from 1992-1997
- Famously yelled "Queenslander" in 1995
- Played in the Eastern Suburbs Tigers and the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the former Brisbane Rugby League
- Played with the Brisbane Broncos in 1988
- Played in the first State of Origin game for the Maroons in 1980