Wingy recalls ANZAC Day feeling
Friday 19 April 2013 10:30 AM
The traditional Anzac Day match
We know it is a massive game for all fans and players of both clubs, but what legacy does the game leave for legends of the game?
"It was always an exciting game but what I will always remember is the stuff that happened before the game," said Roosters premiership winner Craig Wing.
"They would play the last post and the fighter jets would come over the stadium and then go at right angles straight up in to the air."
"Then we would have a minutes silence and that always left a bump in my throat."
"I would always stand out there along with everyone else in the stadium and reflect on what our soldiers, many of them my age, had done for us."
"There is just so much nostalgia surrounding the day and I am a proud Australian and the day is so significant in our history so it is great to remember and celebrate."
Back in Sydney in between rugby seasons in Japan Wing was a guest of the Roosters at last weekend's victory over the Bulldogs and was able to catch up with a host of old mates.
"'It was great to be back and catch up with blokes like Ryan Cross, Ricko, Freddy and just a heap of familiar faces around the club."
"It was also great to see the boys get ahead by so much and the defence was awesome."
"In saying that there is heaps of room for improvement and once we fully gel we will accelerate forward and come good at the right time of the season."
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