Taylor and co arrive to help raise Organ Tissue Donation awareness in Indigenous communities

ON BOARD: From left, Will Smith, Braidon Burns, Ash Taylor and Tyrell Fuimaono at Kennard Park on Sunday. Photo: NICK McGRATH
ON BOARD: From left, Will Smith, Braidon Burns, Ash Taylor and Tyrell Fuimaono at Kennard Park on Sunday. Photo: NICK McGRATH

Having all played on the weekend, Ash Taylor, Braidon Burns, Tyrell Fuimaono and Will Smith jump on a bus … where are they going?

The quartet of NRL guns head to Kennard Park, Wellington, naturally.

While most top flight rugby league players stay at home or enjoy some much deserved family time after game day, Taylor gave that up to lead a small convoy to the bush to help promote a worthy cause.

The foursome was spreading the organ tissue donation message, a day put on by Donate Life, in conjunction with the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) and Organ Tissue Donation Services (OTDS) to raise awareness within Aboriginal communities in the Central West.

For the Gold Coast Titans halfback, one touted as a future State of Origin No.7 for the Maroons, coming out to an area he’s previously supported was a no-brainier.

The fact there was a bit of footy on at the same time was just the icing on the cake.

“I’ve been here a few times. I watched a game here last year too,” Taylor said before kick-off of the first grade game between the Cowboys and Westside on Sunday.

Taylor hails from Toowoomba while Burns is originally from Coonamble. 

“It’s always a good game here,” Taylor continued.

“I love coming out and watching country footy, it reminds me of home. I’m really excited to watch it.”

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