Meet the winners of the Mercury's All-Stars competition, the curtain-raiser to Wigan vs Hull FC

WINNERS: Chris Evans and Stewart Rimmer with Dragons legend Shaun Timmins. Picture: Robert Peet
WINNERS: Chris Evans and Stewart Rimmer with Dragons legend Shaun Timmins. Picture: Robert Peet

After arriving in Sydney on Friday morning, Wigan resident Stewart Rimmer headed straight to WIN Stadium.

Mr Rimmer is one of the winners of a Mercury competition.

The prize included the chance for the winner and a friend to play in the All-Stars touch football game, the curtain-raiser to Wigan/Hull FC. 

Mr Rimmer, 52, and friend John Sudworth will run out alongside some Wigan/Hull legends. 

“Yesterday morning before we set out for the airport, I got a message saying I’d won a prize,” Mr Rimmer said.

“I went, ‘wow, is somebody winding me up?’

“It’s all a bit surreal… I’ve never been to Australia before, and the first thing I do is come to the stadium. It’s a bit crazy really.”

Meanwhile, Albion Park’s Chris Evans, 32, and brother Steven won the chance to line up alongside some of the Dragons’ greats. 

“This will be a nerve-racking experience for me, because I’ve never actually played touch football at all,” Chris laughed.