Fittler to ride mechanical 'ball' for Australia Day celebrations

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler has faced plenty of challenges throughout his Rugby League career but he will tackle something completely different when he rides a mechanical "ball" as part of the NSWRL's celebrations for Australia Day.

Fittler will be joined at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay on Saturday by Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues assistant coach Danny Buderus and other True Blues Luke Lewis, Jamie Soward, Steve Mortimer, Steve Roach and Paul Sironen, and Harvey Norman NSW women's Origin player Corban McGregor.

"I can't wait," Fittler said. "If there's a mechanical ball there, I'll be having a shot for sure.

"There will be a lot of activities going on around the country for Australia Day and I invite all fans to join in all the fun with the NSWRL at Circular Quay.

"There will be plenty of opportunities to meet some of the great players who have represented our state and even a chance to win tickets to the 2019 State of Origin series and cheer on the mighty Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues as they look to defend the Shield."

Other activities being planned by the NSWRL at Circular Quay include an opportunity to win a signed Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues jersey, a pass-the-ball competition, the chance to snap a photo with a life-sized poster of the winning NSW Origin team and free Blatchys Blues merchandise.

What: NSWRL Australia Day celebrations
Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
When: From 10am (Brydens Lawyers NSW coach Brad Fittler will be available from 2pm)
Who: Brydens Lawyers NSW coach Brad Fittler and True Blues
10-11.30am: Danny Buderus, Steve Roach, Paul Sironen and Luke Lewis
11.30am-1pm: Steve Mortimer, Jamie Soward and Corban McGregor
2-3pm: Brydens Lawyers NSW coach Brad Fittler