Monday 19 February 2018 / 01:09 PM


Amidst all the NSW Origin uproar and with the NRL’s spate of cocaine scandals still fresh in the memory, a story has emerged from the haze to remind us that, on the whole, footy players are a great bunch.

Former Blues halfback Trent Hodkinson, in the middle of a trying season at Newcastle, is the toast of the rugby league fraternity after escorting a terminally ill teenager to her high school formal.

Knights fan Hannah is battling Ewing sarcoma, a rare cancer, and Kurri Kurri High brought its formal forward to ensure the brave youngster could attend.

The social media posts of Hannah and Trent’s evening are poignant reminder of the great things rugby league can do, and why the game means so much to so many.

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