NSW State of Origin team in Cudgen

CUDGEN will become the official home of the Blues this week, as the side descends on the Tweed for some intensive training ahead of next week’s Origin clash.

The NSW State of Origin team will train at the Cudgen Leagues Club and also meet with fans at the weekend.

Training sessions will be held from 12.30pm tomorrow, 11am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

The team will then sign autographs on Saturday and Sunday.

They will also make time in their busy schedule to visit the victims of a freak storm in Lennox Head last week.

The Blues will visit the wounded seaside suburb in a bid to spread some cheer tomorrow.

While none of the Blues have had their house torn apart or their life turned upside down recently, they may be able to relate somewhat to the sorrow after enduring four straight years of playing second-fiddle to a bunch of Cane Toads.

But let’s make this two-way assistance.

Staring down the barrel of a must-win game in enemy territory, the Blues could well benefit from some of the enduring characteristics that Lennox locals have drawn on over the past week – let’s hope it rubs off.

This year’s game two version of the Blues, led by captain Kurt Gidley, will meet the locals for a signing session outside the Lennox Point Hotel from 5.30pm.

From there they will head upstairs to dine with some of the victims of the freak storm that lashed the coastline. Lennox Head Junior Rugby League players train at Williams Reserve tomorrow afternoon. President Matthew Dunne said his Dolphins would be over the moon to meet their heroes.

“That’s absolutely brilliant news,” Dunne said. “We will kit the boys up in their jerseys and bring them over to meet the Blues for sure.”



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