Triple M raise 200k for charity

Staff Writer

In 2011 Triple M Brisbane conducted a Charity Rugby match "Classic Rugby 2011" to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

At the weekend, the second Charity Rugby match was played between the 'Classic Anzacs' and the British and Irish XV, and the match raised $200,000 for the Mates4Mates charity.

Former Wallaby great and Triple M Brisbane Announcer Greg “Marto” Martin (pictured right) said, “The game was won at my selection table. The key to the victory was securing Larkham, Latham, Croft and Grey.

At the age of 49, I’ve now retired from rugby a happy man”

Mates4Mates Chairman Peter Davies said,

“The support shown by the crowd who came showed how close the wounded, injured and ill members of the Australian Defence Force are to the heart of the Australian people. On behalf of those who have given so much for the life we lead, thank you.”

Ben Roberts-Smith, who captained the Classic Anzacs side, echoed Davies thoughts.

“It was an honour playing with some of the greatest rugby players in the world. More importantly, it was fantastic to be able to represent Mates4Mates and raise a significant amount of money as well as raise awareness of the charity and the fact that wounded soldiers need our support.”

Southern Cross Austereo’s General Manager Richard Barker said,

“Like the 2011 event, tonight was a wonderful night with plenty of spirit and emotion. You can’t beat the atmosphere of a Classic Rugby match at Ballymore, especially for a great cause like Mates4Mates.”

“We thank our great supporters and sponsors, in particular major sponsor Suncorp, in helping make this great event possible.”

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