NRL: Beanie for Brain Cancer round

NRL's annual fundraising event has contributed to one million beanies for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Nine will screen the annual NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round from Thursday.

The Mark Hughes Foundation marking its 10th year, Beanie for Brain Cancer Round has contributed to one million beanies sold and tens of millions of dollars into research programs.

MHF Founder, Mark Hughes, said: “In Beanie Round we become unified as one big team. We all want to help make a difference, we all want to support brain cancer. Whether you’re NSW or QLD, no matter what team you support, we are on the same team and ready to take on our opponent – brain cancer. This is so much more important than a win or a loss.

“The momentum that keeps building, thanks largely to this round, is a game changer. We are setting the foundations for a better future and giving hope to brain cancer patients and families. We can’t do this alone, and our focus is expanding our national and international research partnerships to fast track a solution.

“On the field it’s a competition but when it comes to curing brain cancer, it’s all about collaboration. By purchasing a beanie, you are part of the movement and we are so grateful to the entire rugby league community for being a part of this, as we continue to tackle brain cancer together.”

The fight to help find a cure for brain cancer is ongoing with the annual round urging footy fans to buy a special beanie for the cause.

Firing up Beanie Round on Thursday Night Footy, a blockbuster showdown ensues with the Sharks against the Dolphins in a top four clash at PointsBet Stadium.

Cronulla will be looking to build on the momentum of their big win over Brisbane last week as they welcome Nicho Hynes back into the halves from Origin. For the Dolphins, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Felise Kaufusi and Kodi Nikorima will all make their returns.

In Friday Night Footy, a huge boost for South Sydney with skipper Cameron Murray set to make his long-awaited return from injury when they go head-to-head against the Broncos at Accor Stadium.

Beanie Round culminates in Newcastle with the Knights hosting the reigning premiership winning Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Sunday Arvo Footy. Knights centre Bradman Best is hopeful of making a comeback from injury in a bid to reclaim his NSW Origin spot, while Panthers star fullback Dylan Edwards makes his return to their team’s line-up.

Don’t miss the pre-game coverage from 3.00pm Sunday when the Mark Hughes Foundation Big Three Trek arrives at the ground after their 150 kilometre walk from Sydney to Newcastle over three days raising funds and awareness for brain cancer.

Thursday June 13
Syd/Bris 7.30pm Live on Channel 9HD
Melbourne 7.30pm Live on 9GemHD
Adelaide 7.00pm Live on 9GemHD
Perth 5.30pm Live on 9GemHD

Friday June 14
Syd/Bris 7.30pm Live on Channel 9HD
Melbourne 7.30pm Live on 9GemHD
Adelaide 7.00pm Live on 9GemHD
Perth 5.30pm Live on 9GemHD

Sunday June 15
Syd/Bris 3.00pm Live on Channel 9HD
Melbourne 3.00pm Live on 9GemHD
Adelaide 2.30pm Live on 9GemHD
Perth 1.00pm Live on 9GemHD


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