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Toowoomba's Origin of Origin night

By Toowoomba Rugby League Media

TRL Origin of Origin night

Toowoomba hosted a magical night at the Cobb & Co Museum on last Wednesday (July 5) night.

The night celebrated the Origin of State of Origin with special guests including inaugural players in the very first State of Origin match in 1980.

The players included five-eighth Allan Smith as well as forward Rohan Hancock; who is the father of Queensland Women’s captain Steph Hancock, who will play in the Interstate Challenge next weekend (July 23).

Inaugural Queensland coach and former QRL chairman John McDonald and Australian and Queensland legend Greg Platz were also in attendance.  

Many stories we told, but McDonald stole the show by wearing his original 1980 number 19 jersey (presented to him as coach).

Greg Platz, Allan Smith, Rohan Hancock and John McDonald at the TRL Origin of Origin night.

Councillor Geoff McDonald emceed the night attended by 70 people.

Watch the video of the evening on the Toowoomba Rugby League Facebook Page (featuring Rohan Hancock, Allan Smith, John McDonald and Greg Platz.