The 40 metre Rugby League World Cup Street Mural of Smith, the Kangaroos captain, Chambers, a Nhulunbuy junior, and Ferguson, who plays for the Jillaroos, was commissioned by the Northern Territory Government to celebrate the first international to be played in the Top End.
Through the support of the Northern Territory Government, Darwin will host a Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) quarter-final on Friday, 17 November and visitors to the city for the match will be greeted by the mural on the corner of Bennett and Cavanagh Streets in the CBD.
A collaboration led by well-known Darwin artist David Collins and Jesse Bell, featuring designs by Shaun Lee and East Arnhem Land’s Gayili Marika Yunupingu, the mural will be in place until after the RLWC2017.
“It is great, the artists did a fantastic job,” Meninga said after joining NT Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss, RLWC2017 CEO Andrew Hill and the artists involved to officially launch the RLWC2017 Mural in Darwin.
The RLWC2017 will be contested from 27 October to 2 December and features 14 nations playing 28 matches in 13 cities across Australia, New Zealand and in PNG. The quarterfinal will be held in Darwin in November 2017.