Fresh off from scoring for the Brisbane Broncos over the weekend, NRL superstar Kotoni Staggs was at Kennard Park on Sunday for the Group 11 round nine match between the Wellington Cowboys and Parkes Spacemen.
Staggs, along with South Sydney Rabbitohs player and former Coonamble Bears junior Braidon Burns were there on the day as ambassadors for the Wellington club's bowel cancer awareness day.
The Broncos centre said it was wonderful for himself and Braidon to get back out to the central west for the fundraiser, which was organised by Wellington Cowboys coach Justin Toomey-White who has been battling bowel cancer since being diagnosed in 2018.
"Justin is a close mate of mine, he's a brother as well... when it happened (his diagnosis) it was a shock, because he's young," Staggs said.
The Cowboys junior said he tries to get back home as often as possible to give back to his community.
"This footy club is a big part of me. This is where it all started for me so it's good to come back," he said.
Burns agreed, saying it was great to get back and see his own family who are playing and living in Dubbo.
"So to come home and support them as well is huge for me and it's such a huge cause. Bowel cancer is close in the hearts of a lot of people in Wellington," he said.
The Rabbitohs player said it was also great getting out and meeting the locals.
"Every time I've come home I've had support from everyone around here so to walk around it makes me feel good to know that I'm giving back and people want to have a chat," he said.
"If I can put a smile on peoples faces then it make sit all worth it."