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Imagine having Maroons visiting your workplace

Former State of Origin players Brent Tate and Corey Parker visited Ward 5A at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital after the staff won a competition for decorating their workplace.

In an appearance made possible by Queensland Rugby League partners Intrust Super and the PA Research Foundation, the Maroon duo injected something special into Friday morning tea at the Metro South Health facility.

There were plenty of questions for Tate and Parker around not only their fondest memories in the Origin arena, but also the fortunes of the Brisbane Broncos in the current NRL finals series.


Who's going to win the 2018 NRL Series? The question of the day at PA Hospital this morning when two Brisbane Broncos...

Posted by Metro South Health on Thursday, 6 September 2018

Known for enduring a number of challenging injuries throughout his career, Tate discussed the surgeries he underwent and declared that a shoulder reconstruction was the most painful and mentally challenging.

Parker revealed that his favourite Origin memory was the final match of the 2015 series, when Queensland triumphed 52-6 in the third and deciding game, saying it was the only time in his career where every single player played at their maximum capability for the full 80 minutes.

After meeting with staff and enjoying snacks, Tate and Parker then visited a few select rugby league fans in hospital for treatment.

One patient even invited them to check out his arm tattoo ... of the Newcastle Knights!