Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Rules vs League; Clubs Set to Battle for the Win

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Rules vs League; Clubs Set to Battle for the Win

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Justin Van Heerden

justin.vanheerden@dailymercury.com.au

AUSSIE RULES: Mackay rugby league clubs will be out to retain bragging rights over their AFL brothers on Saturday.

An AFL club will participate in the Rugby League Fight Night for the first time, with Magpies stepping up to the challenge.

Magpies coach Nicholas Thiele saw the opportunity to join in and could not resist.

"We will be looking to get the bragging rights over all the rugby league clubs on the night," he said.

"It's all about having a go and having some fun, it should be a fun night."

Magpies will have four men and one women fighting on the night.

"There is only one female fight on the night so that is a bonus for us," Thiele said.

"The people fighting are myself, Eddie Trewin, Leia Mayoh, Nick Hayes and Wayne Holmes."

Thiele is confident Magpies will be strongly represented by the fighters taking part.

"Two of the boys have got some fighting experience so it will be good to watch," he said. …

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