SOME of the greatest past NRL talent will be on show in Cherbourg early next year.

Former North Queensland Cowboys star Matt Bowen and State of Origin hooker, Craig Teevan were in Cherbourg earlier this week to announce the news.

The Legends of League event will be held on Saturday February 9 at Jack O'Chin Oval in Cherbourg. 

Cherbourg Hornets rugby league president Warren Collins said the whole town was waiting in anticipation for this monumental sporting event.

"We are really looking forward to it, we are expecting over 3000 people," he said.

There will be a series of curtain raiser games leading up to the all star game including Cherbourg Hornets playing Brisbane Natives in both men's and women's games.

As well as the big game, the former NRL legends will visit local schools and other community organisations during their time in our region.

"The players will be talking to the students about bullying, mental health and other topics," Mr Collins said.

Legends of League team list:

  • Matt Bowen
  • Nathan Blacklock
  • Ben Hannant
  • Bryan Neibling
  • Chris Walker
  • Ashley Harrison
  • Craig Teevan
  • Stu Kelly
  • Robbie O'Davis
  • John Hopoate
  • Terry Matterson
  • Noel Goldthorpe
  • Scott Prince
  • Kevin Campion

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Cherbourg Hornets Legends Team to play the Australian Legends of League team coming soon.

"I want to thank all the sponsors, supporters and volunteers that are getting behind this great event," Mr Collins said.

South Burnett

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