Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Genuine Seagulls Greats

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Genuine Seagulls Greats

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TWO legends of Australian Rugby League learned and honed their crafts running around on local fields for Tweed Heads Seagulls a he of aCockroachesa fame, Barry Muir, and one the best hooker-forwards the game has produced, Elwyn Walters.

Both men are back living in God's Own and no doubt will be cheering on the 2011 Seagulls as they bid to become the Intrust Cup champions when they face up to Wynnum-Manly at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow.

Barry will always be remembered for tagging New South Wales players acockroachesa. He coached Queensland from 1974-78, when the Blues always had a good number of former Queenslanders in their teams.

It was Barry's anger having to watch his Maroons get beaten by Blues teams stacked with outstanding former Queenslanders that led to State of Origin.

The classy and tough halfback was pretty handy on the paddock himself, playing 26 times for Queensland and 25 for Australia.

Barry played his junior footy at Coolangatta State School before being graded with the Seagulls senior side in 1956. …

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