League legend inspires fighters
WITH a reputation as a tough man on the football field, Tom Raudonikis is lining up to take on a bigger opponent: The Howard Government.
The rugby league legend hit Rockhampton yesterday to drum up support for the union movements' Light the Fuse campaign, aimed at removing Prime Minister John Howard from office.
Speaking to a crowd of union members at the Rockhampton Leagues Club, Rau-donikis likened the struggle to pull back the Government's industrial relations legislation to his football days.
He spoke of how the team, representing Sydney's battling Western Suburbs, overcame wealthier opposition to become minor premiers.
"We beat the Manlys and the Eastern Suburbs because we were a unit.