QUEENSLAND GREAT: Dale Shearer will share what it was like to pull on maroon for Queensland.
QUEENSLAND GREAT: Dale Shearer will share what it was like to pull on maroon for Queensland. Contributed

Origin greats to share their stories with Burnett footy fans

TO PULL on a maroons jersey and take on NSW in the State of Origin is an honour aspiring Queensland rugby league players dream of.

To know what it is like to have the pressure of the state on your shoulders, take the challenge on and succeed is a feat few have achieved.

Queensland great Dale Shearer knows exactly what it takes to earn a maroons jersey, having played for Queensland from 1984-1996 and scoring 12 tries in the process.

Shearer will share what it was like to play for his state when he is Nanango on Thursday, June 19.

"It was the highlight of my football career, I loved playing origin,” he said.

"I played test matches for Australia, but back then Origin was the pinnacle and it was tougher than playing tests.”

Shearer will be sharing his story at the Nanango RSL alongside fellow Queensland legends Michael Crocker and Willie Tonga.

Having grown up in St George, Shearer said he always enjoyed returning to the bush, giving back to the community and seeing the passion of country footy fans.

"You never really know what Origin is like until you experience it. You see the comments and passion of supporters and it is terrific to see,” he said.

"I like catching up, having a beer and people like to have a yarn and ask a few questions.”

The dinner at Nanango RSL will be hosted by journalist and radio host Matt Collins from 6.30pm.

To book, call Nanango RSL on 4163 1375.

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