Suite deal: NRL to open rugby league-themed hotel in Brisbane

  • ARL Commission acquires Gambaro Hotel near Suncorp Stadium
  • Establishment’s rooms to be named after ‘the game’s legendary players’

Queenslanders who need more of Wally Lewis than his statue can offer will soon be able to get into bed with him, with a suite to be named after the rugby league great in an NRL-themed hotel.

The ARL Commission has just completed a reported $25m acquisition of Brisbane’s Gambaro Hotel 300 metres up the road from Suncorp Stadium.

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Blues’ Payne Haas out of State of Origin decider as Maroons opt against sweeping changes

  • Jordan McLean to debut for NSW in place of injured Haas in Brisbane
  • Tom Gilbert to make first Origin appearance for Queensland

Jordan McLean will debut for NSW in the place of Payne Haas after the Brisbane prop was ruled out of State of Origin Game 3 with a shoulder injury while Tom Gilbert will debut for Queensland.

In the only other change to the NSW game day side announced on Monday, coach Brad Fittler has opted to recall Jack Wighton. But the Canberra five-eighth will have to make do with being the Blues’ 18th man after missing game two with Covid-19.

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