Easts & Sunnybank playing for much more than competition points in Rick Tyrrell Cup

By Finn Morton This Saturday’s fixture between Easts and Sunnybank will again by played in the honour of Rick Tyrrell as the clubs continue to raise awareness for mens mental health by competing for the Rick Tyrrell Cup. Rick Tyrrell was a three-time Queensland Reds representative and a stalwart son of both Easts and Sunnybank. Following a battle with mental illness, Rick passed away at the age of 39. But the charity Rugby Unite is looking to honour his legacy by increasing awareness of mental health. Easts General Manager Michael Lucas appreciates the importance of the initiative that Rugby Unite promotes within the Rugby environment. While the “prize” is the Cup, Lucas says this week’s fixture is about much more than rugby. “Rick Tyrrell played Colts at Sunnybank but then played all his senior grade Rugby at Easts. He won premierships at both clubs, and also coached at Easts. “It started through some mates of Ricks, notably Darren Gaffney, Johan Johns
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