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Bulls Masters love big bash challenge

LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Rugby league stars Jonathan Thurston and Wendell Sailor have been on previous Bulls Masters tours.
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Rugby league stars Jonathan Thurston and Wendell Sailor have been on previous Bulls Masters tours. Contributed

WHEN Wendell Sailor comes to Emerald for the Bulls Masters Tour, there is every chance he will enjoy it just as much as the legions of young fans jumping out of their skins to meet him.

"I'm a big kid anyway," the Australian rugby league and union representative said.

"I'll be happy to come to Emerald.

"I like getting back there and seeing my mates."

The tour, beginning in a week's time, will not be Sailor's first with the Bulls Masters.

"I've been a part of this since the start," he said.

"If I'm available, I do them.

"I go out of my way to play in it."

He said all the former Queensland sporting legends on the tour relished getting back to their roots.

"It's a good opportunity to get back and keep in touch with the country," he said.

"We enjoy doing it."

Sailor is looking forward to the Twenty20 match against the Central Highlands XI on March 1, and said it was only natural talent that pushed him towards rugby league rather than cricket.

"I was better at rugby league than I was at cricket," he said.

"As a kid I played a lot of cricket.

"I love my cricket as much as I love my rugby league."

He and his teammates will be giving everything they have out on the pitch.

"They're still really competitive," he said.

"You never lose that competitive nature."

Sailor is eager to test his skills as an all-rounder.

But at the end of the day it is all about providing a thrill for the young fans.

"The kids love it," Sailor said.

 

WHAT'S ON: 

Charity Golf Day 

February 28

7:30am at Emerald Golf Club 

$400 per 3 person team (plus one Bulls Master, including two golf carts and 12 XXXX Gold cans)

$200 per 4 person team (no Bulls Master)

Contact Emerald Golf Club: 4982 1274

Sportsman's Dinner 

February 28 

6:30pm at Emerald Town Hall 

$110 per person

$1000 table of ten

Includes XXXX Gold, Yulumba wine and soft drinks 

Contact Emerald Printing: 4982 2277

The Game 

March 1 

Bulls Masters v CH X1 in a twenty 20 game

Gates open noon, game starts 3pm at Emerald Showgrounds

$10 entry, U14 free 


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