ANNOUNCED: Cliff Lyons will play in the Legends of League at Cherbourg on February 9.
ANNOUNCED: Cliff Lyons will play in the Legends of League at Cherbourg on February 9. Kevin Farmer

JUST ANNOUNCED: One of NRL's greatest coming to Cherbourg

RUGBY LEAGUE: Just when you thought the line-up of former league greats coming to Cherbourg couldn't get any bigger, one of the biggest personalities in rugby league during the 1980s and '90s has booked his trip.

Manly Sea Eagles favourite son Cliff Lyons may be 57, but he is sure to still dazzle both the opposition players and the crowd with his mesmerising skills.

He will be joining the long list of other former NRL stars to play the Cherbourg Hornets Legends at the Legends of League event on February 9 in Cherbourg.

Aboriginal sportsman of the year, Lyons has one of the most impressive Australian sporting resumes with more than 300 games for Manly-Warringah club and represented his state and country on many occasions.

The Cherbourg Hornets legends will certainly have their work cut out for them to overcome this very impressive NRL line-up.

Lyons will join the already outstanding team which, in its prime, would have rivalled any international line up.

Event organiser Troy Byers said to expect some more announcements before the big day.

"There may be a couple more big names up our sleeves," he said.

Former Australian NRL Legends team

  • Matt Bowen
  • Nathan Blacklock
  • Ben Hannant
  • Bryan Neibling
  • Chris Walker
  • Ashley Harrison
  • Craig Teevan
  • Stu Kelly
  • Robbie O'Davis
  • John Hopoate
  • Terry Matterson
  • Noel Goldthorpe
  • Scott Prince
  • Kevin Campion
  • Cliff Lyons

Legends of League event will be held on Saturday, February 9 at Jack O'Chin oval in Cherbourg.

Gates open at 9am with juniors, men's and women's games throughout the day.

Main game kicks off at 5pm.