Blues players pay Lennox a visit
AT 5.30pm the Lennox Point park was packed. By 6pm you couldn’t move.
Everyone in town, it seemed, was down-town to meet their heroes – the NSW Blues.
A sea of revellers stacked shoulder to shoulder stretched from the front of the Lennox Point Hotel to the fence that separates grass from sand.
And then came the heroes.
Seventeen gladiators dressed in blue ready to fight for the pride of a state.
And the crowd went nuts.
The Blues, in camp at Kingscliff, had contacted the Lennox Wave to offer any assistance in the wake of the freak storm that crashed through the community last week.
And that community showed no signs of the devastation as it welcomed the Blues with open arms.
There must have been 3000 turn up in the cold.
For Blues behemoth Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, it was a homecoming.
The six-foot-four giant, who grew up in Kingscliff, knew it was going to be a big night before he got off the team bus.
He stopped short of liking it to the bus ride down Caxton Street, Brisbane, which he will experience for the second time on Wednesday, but this was the Lennox version.
“Driving here on the bus we weren’t sure what the turnout would be like,” he said.
“Then we got close to town and saw that people were lining the streets with their blue flags and jumpers.
“It was a good feeling.”