Loss of NRL match in Beef Capital a bitter blow: Strelow

MAYOR Margaret Strelow yesterday said the announcement that an NRL match in Rockhampton would no longer go ahead was a "bitter blow" for Central Queenslanders.

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She commended the efforts of Geoff Murphy and Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne in trying to "bring us what would have been a great event".

"Our passion for our own NRL team has not waned and the council stands ready to support the NRL team bid," she said.

"We had high hopes that this single NRL game would give our region the chance to showcase how much support is behind a one-off event like this."

Mr Murphy said the decision had not impacted the CQ NRL Bid committee's push for a Central Queensland NRL side.



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