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Big Dell to wind back the clock

NRL legend Wendell Sailor will wind back the clock when he competes in the annual Legends of League charity match on the Central Coast this weekend.

The event – which is in its second year – will raise money and awareness for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

It will see a number of former NRL stars taking part in the occasion including the likes of Hughes’ ex-teammates Kurt Gidley, Danny Buderus and Darren Albert.

It won’t be limited to just the novacastrians with Steve Menzies, Willie Mason and Nathan Hindmarsh to all suit up and put the boots back on.

Sailor says he’s looking forward to catching up with the boys.

“I think playing,” Sailor said.

“Seeing all the boys – because we’ve seen it in the past Rugby League boys – we all don’t always get the jobs we want.

“I’m lucky I work in and around the media, obviously guys like Menzies and Gordy (too) sometimes.

“But some guys have to go back to a trade or something and you don’t get to see each other that much.

“It’s (about) getting back together and just letting all the boys know we’re here for one another.”

The dual International came up against Hughes on a number of occasions throughout his career.

Hughes was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 at the age of 36 – with his foundation formed a year later.

It’s been a major success for the two-time premiership winner on the back of the ‘Beanie for brain cancer’ initiative which the NRL community rallied around.

Hughes was also nominated for the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year award.

Tickets to the event can be bought online at www.legendsofleague.com.au and donations can be made to the Mark Hughes Foundation at www.markhughesfoundation.com.au.

 

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