Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gillett Gets Nodforrun in Origin I Bribie's Gillett Is the Toast of Coast

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Gillett Gets Nodforrun in Origin I Bribie's Gillett Is the Toast of Coast

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Byline: STEVE ZEMEK

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Bribie Island Warrigals say they hope the Origin honours bestowed upon the club's prodigal son Matt Gillett will inspire its next generation of juniors.

Gillett was last night the toast of the island community after being named to make his Maroons debut in Origin I in Melbourne next week.

After a stellar opening to the NRL season, capped off by a two-try performance against Manly on Friday night, Gillett (pictured) won the race for a Queensland bench spot in front of Broncos teammate Corey Parker and Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry-Evans.

He became Bribie Island's first Origin representative and the first Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League junior to play Origin since Adam Mogg and Chris Flannery in 2006.

Gillett played his junior rugby league at the Warrigals and Morayfield High, before going on to play for the Norths Devils in the Intrust Super Cup, where he came to the attention of the Broncos. …

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