RUN: Denis Chapman in action.
RUN: Denis Chapman in action. Matthew McInerney

Chapman: Legends a 'great night out'

DENIS Chapman shattered a 22 year-long retirement to lace his boots for Fraser Coast All Stars when the Legends of League visited Hervey Bay for the first time last year.

While Chapman, a Fraser Coast's councillor, enjoyed his time at Stafford Park against the likes of John Hopoate and Cliff Lyons, he will not play on Saturday.

Instead, he will watch the action from the stands, as Peter Waters, Brett Jones and Mitch Meyers represent the Fraser Coast against the likes of Scott Prince, Ben Hannant and Nathan Friend.

"When you're (getting ready) in the dressing room you feel 21 again,” Chapman said. "It all comes back naturally when you're out on the field. You're old in heart but young in mind. It's great to get back on the field with guys you haven't played with in decades.”

Nathan Blacklock will return for the Australian All Stars, as will front-rower Brad Meyers and Craig Wilson. Queensland's first State of Origin fullback Colin Scott, who coached Wallaroos to several premierships in the past decade, will don the green and gold of Australia.

"It will be a great day out. They don't play like they're playing for Australia but it's a great time,” Chapman said.

Gates will open at 10.30am with the first game from 11am. Touch, juniors, women's, men's and masters games will follow, before the main event at 7pm.

Tickets are available at Hervey Bay's Rebel Sport. Adults are $10, children from 5-12 are $5 and a family pass is just $20.



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