Triple M Gold Coast’s Little Legends of League game ends in a draw

26 little under-8-and-9-year-old rugby league players from across the Gold Coast just played play the biggest little game of their lives, Triple M Gold Coast’s Little Legends of League and it was epic.

Held at Runaway Bay Rugby Leagues Club, this is the second year Triple M Gold Coast has staged Little Legends of League, the game ended in a 20-20 draw,

Flan, Ali and Spida found 26 of the littlest leagies with the biggest hearts, the little legends who would play rugby league for a packet of chips, a high five from a great, for a touch of the ball, the smell of the field and the joy of being on the team.

Supercoaches Mat Rogers and John Cartwright coached the QLD and NSW sides respectively, and in another example of shining the light on locals, nine-year-old Gold Coaster Milly Saad sang National Anthem at Little Legends game.

Dual-code international Mat Rogers, who played State of Origin and seven Tests for Australia, spoke with Flan, Ali and Spida and says he played for Queensland when he was 12 years old and still remembers it like it was yesterday.

He says, “I know the kids who are playing this game live and breathe rugby league; it’s not just a game it’s something special. It’s grown into a real phenomenon in sport, for the kids to have a taste of Origin – it feels pretty special. It’ll be a memory that’ll live with them forever.”

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