Origin trip for battler
Sharlon Taki has taken on some tough opponents while playing for Wests Magpies in the NSW Cup and Jim Beam Cup but has had to encounter a new foe in liver cancer at age 25.
When Men of League was contacted by Ian Jagger to advise of Sharlon’s plight it was happy to arrange a Rugby League experience he will never forget – an insider’s view of State of Origin at ANZ Stadium.
The father of a three-year-old daughter, who was the leading try-scorer in the Jim Beam Cup in 2008, was given prime seats for Origin I and visited the Blues dressing room after the victory, thanks to the NSW team management.
Sharlon was accompanied by his best mate and members of his family at his first Origin match and enjoyed a memorable evening those closest to him.