LAST WEEK’S freak storm left residents of Lennox Head in the blues.

This Thursday, things are set to turn a different blue – sky blue.

The NSW State of Origin team will visit the wounded seaside suburb in a bid to spread some cheer. While none of the Blues players have had their house torn apart or their life turned upside down recently, they may be able to relate to the sorrow after enduring four straight years of playing second-fiddle to a bunch of Cane Toads.

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But let’s make this two-way assistance.

Staring down the barrel of a must-win game in enemy territory, the Blues could well benefit from some of the enduring characteristics Lennox locals have drawn on over the past week – let’s hope it rubs off.

The visiting Blues players, led by captain Kurt Gidley, will be meeting the locals for a signing session outside the Lennox Point Hotel from 5.30pm.

From there they will head upstairs to dine with some of the victims of the tornado that lashed the coastline.

Lennox Head Junior Rugby League players will train at Williams Reserve on Thursday afternoon.

President Matthew Dunne said his Dolphins would be over the moon to meet their heroes. “That’s absolutely brilliant news,” Dunne said.

“We will kit the boys up in their guernseys and bring them over to meet the Blues for sure.”

With The Footy Show to be filmed at the local hotel, Thursday will be one big night of footy for Lennox.

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