LIVERPOOL has two representatives in the states indigenous under-16 team. Troy Dargan, from Prestons, and Mick Doolan, from Casula, will form an all-Liverpool halves combination when they play Queensland in the curtain raiser for the NRL All-Star match in February.
Both players will get their first taste of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and will play in front of the biggest crowd of their short careers. Dargan and Doolan know each others games well, playing together for Westfields Sports High School, Cabramatta and the Parramatta Eels Harold Matthews under-16 team.
Dargan can also add the indigenous jersey to his NSW Combined High Schools jersey. The young halfback found out the good news at school when his dad rang him. Dad rang me at school to let me know I was in, I had a smile on my face for the rest of the day, Dargan said. Doolan was also surprised at school.
Everyone was congratulating me and I didnt know what for, eventually I found out and I was really surprised, he said. Its a big honour, its what every Aboriginal kid aspires to do. They both agreed it would be the biggest crowd they have played in front of. Its going to be awesome running out on to Suncorp Stadium, so many greats of the game have played there, Doolan said.