About 130 people enjoyed the Whites’ lunch at The Royal Hotel with Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and Wallaby coach Michael Cheika keeping the crowd entertained with their straight talking and humour.
Commentator Tim Gavel asked the right questions and there was plenty of banter from the audience which led to some serious put-downs. Butcher Lindbeck copped more than he managed to give.
If there were not enough laughs the comedian picked on anything that moved including president Ian Darmody.
Auctioneer Brad Jones emptied a few pockets as a range of donated items were generously contested.
Cheika was questioned about the likelihood of flankers being done away with given the dominance of defence in the game. He pointed out that the law makers move very slowly and it is unlikely to happen in our lifetime.
Stuart pointed out that legend Queanbeyan coach Col Maxwell introduced the concept back in the 1980’s.” We played with 14 men and then had Peter Lindbeck on one side simply because if he got dropped we would not get the free sausages for sizzle on Thursday nights”.