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Acer Arena will be the “VB Blues - Blachy’s Blues Pre Game Origin Headquarters” next Wednesday 15 June.

As a result of negotiations between Carlton & United Breweries, the National Rugby League and Acer Arena management, Blachy’s Blues supporters can access at no additional charge an exclusive pre game function leading up Game 2 of the State of Origin series.

VB spokesperson, Craig MacLean,today confirmed that some big name former players from both New South Wales and Queensland had been secured to add to the occasion. They include NSW greats, Graeme and Peter Wynn, and current Queensland Selector Gene Miles, who will share stories from yester-year and analyse the upcoming game and each team’s chances. The MC will be New South Wales Rugby League Legend, Laurie Daley.

Acer Arena General Manager, Paul Sergeant said he was pleased to assist the NRL by making the venue the collection point for the Blachy’s Blues Wigs and Shirts.

“Our great relationship with Carlton & United Breweries has allowed us to work closely with them to provide this exclusive and exciting function and promote the real beer of the Blues, VB,” he said.

In addition to the interviews, entertainment will be provided by the Robertson Brothers, who are well known for their musical contribution on 2GB’s Continuous Call Team programme, and popular comedian Vince Sorenti.

NSW Greats former GREATS will then lead the supporters from Acer Arena to ANZ Stadium to generate pride and unity in their State and football team.

The function commences at 4.30pm and concludes at 7.30pm. Food and beverages are available as part of the package. Entry will be via Acer Arena, next to the collection point for the Blachy’s Blues Merchandise.