MICK Kavney and Scott Hall might live in Dalby, but they will always cheer on the Parramatta Eels.
Scott and Mick have loved the Eels since they were seven and 10 respectively.
Mick loved the club's solidarity, while Scott was attracted to the yellow and blue.
"They've got a lot of supporters in Queensland," Mick said.
Both met their Eels hero Nathan Hindmarsh at a Dalby PCYC fundraiser on Friday night.
"He's just an honest worker. He's an 80 minute player and a nice bloke," Mick said.
Mick and Scott both said they admired Hindmarsh's commitment to the Eels, where he spent his entire 14-year NRL career.
Hindmarsh and his Fox Sports co-star Bryan Fletcher entertained a packed crowd of Dalby fans with humour and tales from the dressing sheds.
Hindmarsh, who hails from Bowral in New South Wales, said he enjoyed visiting regional towns.
"It's interesting bringing Bryan out to these places. He's Bondi born and bred," he said.
"Country people are so much more accommodating. They enjoy having a beer and having a chat."
The PCYC raised more than $6000 for the Youth Management Team, which is heading to Cambodia to assist in building houses.
Hindmarsh said he had a similar experience helping rebuild a village in Rwanda.
"It's an eye opener. We live in such a great country," he said.
"It's a great experience for the younger generation to see what harder times are like.
"What PCYC does for the community in general... it's a great set up."
Hindmarsh said he appreciated meeting Eels fans north of the border, even during Origin season.
"When I was a little whippersnapper, you wouldn't have seen me here. I hated Queensland," he said.
"I want to see New South Wales win, but if they don't win, it's not the end of the world."