Queensland Rugby celebrate landmark anniversary
February 16, 2007

Past, present and future champions of Queensland Rugby will be at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow to help celebrate 125 years of representative rugby in the state.

The Investec Super 14 match between the QR Queensland Reds and the ACT Brumbies kicking off at 7:05pm, will be preceded at 6:20pm by a tribute to the "Heroes of the Red Army" - past greats who were selected in Queensland's Team of the Century.

The team will be led on by 79-year old Nev Cottrell, who was named at hooker in the 20th century side, and will be joined by other greats including John Eales, Roger Gould, Tim Horan and Des Connor, who was named captain. A contemporary team member, Ben Tune, will be playing in the main game.

The full Team of the Century was:

1 Dan Crowley, 2 Nev Cottrell, 3 Andy McIntyre, 4 Graham Cooke, 5 John Eales, 6 Tony Shaw, 7 David Wilson, 8 Mark Loane, 9 Des Connor (capt), 10 Michael Lynagh, 11 Brendan Moon, 12 Tim Horan, 13 Jason Little, 14 Ben Tune, 15 Roger Gould.

Reserves: Tom Lawton, Stan Pilecki, Jeff Miller, Peter Slattery, Paul McLean, Michael O'Connor.

The next generation of QR Queensland Reds will feature in the curtain raiser match, kicking off at 4:40pm between the Reds Academy and the Brumby Runners.

Reds Academy (1-15): Ernest Skelton, Geoff Abram, Shane Warren, Josh Afu, Will Munsie, Tasi Luafutu (c), A.J. Gilbert, Scott Higginbotham, Brendan McKibbin, Ben Lucas, Peter Nelson, Nathanuel Gendle, Brett Gillespie (vc), Kuresa Lee, Sam Satui. Reserves: Olei Avei, Taniela Hoponoa, Reuben Leilua, James Hanson, Luke Evans, Peter Stevenson, Daniel Linde

Brumby Runners (1-15): John Ulugia, Anthony Hegarty, Jack Kennedy, Alex Mika, Ben Miller, Waqa Vulawalu, Jon Rowley, Peter Kimlin, Nick Haydon, Luke Gray, Ben Johnston, Anthony Faingaa, Rowan Kellam, Francis Fainifo, Tim Wright. Reserves: Adam Walsh, Nathan McGrath, Michael Uoka, Johan Van Neikerk, Dan Robinson, Tim Curran, Solomona Fainifo or Matt Hawke

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