IF you were looking for an excuse to grab a pizza on either or both of the next Monday nights, then Eagle Boys at Toormina may have just given you the perfect excuse.
To help Sawtell rugby league players Luke Uikelotu and Kevin Gordon get to the national CHS championships, Eagle Boys have promised to donate $1 from every pizza sold over the next two Mondays to help the pair out with their expenses.
Uikelotu has been selected in the state under 15s team which is travelling to Adelaide in mid-June while Gordon, who has again been selected in the open's team, will be spending the first week of the July school holidays in Townsville where he gets to pull on a sky blue jersey.
Both recently wowed selectors when representing Northern NSW in the state championships and it was at a dinner after these championships that the NSW teams were announced.
As Gordon has been selected in representative teams before, he managed to take it all in his stride but for Uikelotu, hearing his name called out was a huge buzz.
"They read out the 20 names that were selected and as the names went on and I wasn't called, I doubted myself and though that I wasn't going to get picked," the 14-year-old said.
"When I heard my name I was really happy. My teammates were pretty happy for me too."
What made the Toormina High student's effort even greater is that he normally plays in the centres but was selected as a second-rower.
For Gordon, as much as he's looking forward to again representing his state and taking on the Queenslanders, it's visiting somewhere new that is exciting him.
"I want to see what it's like up there and see how different it is."