WHEN rugby great Stephen Moore slips behind the microphone as part of the Paradise Lagoons 2019 campdraft it will be a homecoming of sorts.
Moore, one of the most caped players to wear Wallabies gold, will be a special guest speaker at the inaugural Yenda Yarns on May 5.
The content of his address remains something of a secret. But rest assured luncheon guests will be treated to some stories of his rugby days, playing for the Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby and also more than 100 tests for Australia, including many as captain.
Born in Saudia Arabia to Irish parents, Moore and his family migrated to Mt Morgan when he was a pre-schooler.
He cut his rugby teeth playing for the Rockhampton Pioneers but the Moores then moved to Brisbane where the nuggety hooker rose through the rugby ranks at Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland Rugby Club.
He represented Australia at Under 19 level and made his Super 12 debut in 2003 for the Reds, the same year he was named in the Australian Under 21s for the world championships. He was included in the 2005 Wallabies squad for the mid-year Tests and virtually became a fixture in the national side until his retirement from the international duty in 2017.
The Yenda Yarns luncheon kicks-off at noon and the $100 pp ticket includes a steak lunch, cheese platters, three-hour drinks package of Yenda beers and Brown Brothers wines and the opportunity to meet the guy some rate as the best hooker of the past 30 years.
For more information visit www.campdraft.com