SYDNEY – Tina Turner is best known as a trailblazing rocker but Australia also remembered her on Thursday for her “unique” role in the history of rugby league in the country.
As tributes poured in from around the world to one of music’s biggest names, who died Wednesday aged 83 in Switzerland, many Australians fondly recalled her influential love affair with the sport.
“She played a unique role in probably the most iconic sports marketing campaign in our history,” said National Rugby League chief executive Andrew Abdo.
“It was inspirational and it got people thinking about rugby league differently. The thing that made that campaign so successful was Tina — what a wonderful person she was.”
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