Fenech fit for first game in 15 years
Rabbitohs legend Mario Fenech hasn't played rugby league for 15 years but he had no hesitation to temporarily "come out of retirement" to play alongside his old arch rival Benny Elias in Triple M's Legend of Origins game at Parramatta Stadium tonight to raise money for the flood-affected communities of Queensland. <br><br> "It's been a long time since I played a full-on game ... it will be interesting," Fenech said today. "Fortunately I am fit because I still exercise daily ... but I will be sore tomorrow. <br><br> "At the end of the day we are just out there to have a bit of fun and I am sure it will be played in the right spirit. But rugby league's a tough game and I don't doubt they will run hard ... it's a given." <br><br> Fenech said he had no problem lining up alongside long-time rival Elias because "I've been retired 15 years and the animosity has gone". <br><br> "We are coming together to try to contribute to a very good cause," Fenech said. "We are on the same page these days. We were fierce rivals as players but that was moons ago ... it's dead and buried. <br><br> "I wanted to be involved to help in some way to support Queensland and all the communities who have suffered. It makes you feel good to be able to help in some way." <br><br> Triple M's Mark Geyer pulled the event together in a week after visiting flood-ravaged Queensland with the Panthers last week. <br><br> "With all the devastation going on up north we want to do our bit, we want to put something on that’s gigantic," Geyer said on Triple M's website."We’ve had an unbelievable response from ex- Origin greats." <br><br> Tickets for the Legends Of Origin charity match have sold out. All funds raised will go to the QLD Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. <br><br> For more information, <a href="http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/legends-of-origin- 2011"> click here</a>.