Teenager Ben Ikin’s introduction to the Queensland Maroons camp back in 1995 is one of the all-time great rugby league stories.
Ikin, the host of Fox League’s panel show NRL 360, which airs weekly on Monday to Wednesday nights, is our very special interview guest on this week’s edition of Dead In Goal.
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You all know the story by now. A young veteran of just a handful of first grade rugby league games for the Gold Coast, Ikin rocks up to Maroons camp, having been selected for Queensland smack-bang in the middle of rugby league’s Super League war, in which Murdoch-paid players were ruled ineligible for Origin selection. Vautin didn’t know him from Adam and the rest is history.
Tune-in to this week’s episode of Dead In Goal for Benny’s engaging retelling of that classic yarn, and for his thoughts on a wide range of league issues, such as Queensland footy and the never-ending rugby league news cycle. RIP in!
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