Royalty: The Royal Hotel at Leyburn is set to have an influx of painters on Sunday.
Royalty: The Royal Hotel at Leyburn is set to have an influx of painters on Sunday.

Paint job on the go

ROYAL Hotel manager Mike O’Connor is expecting a bit of action around the pub on Sunday with a painting team expected to converge on the village.

The only pub in the village has been more in the news following its purchase by former Leyburn student Shane Webcke while he was playing in the front row for the Brisbane Broncos.

Now, Webcke is retired after a magnificent career with the Broncos, Queensland and Australia and appears on the Thursday night rugby league program, The Matty Johns Show, on Channel Seven each week.

Each Thursday night, some people come to the pub for dinner and then watch the local boy on The Matty Johns Show on the televisions in the pub.

Mr O’Connor said Webcke would be at the pub on Sunday.

“There has been a bit of contact this week from Channel Seven production people and there is a possibility Shane may read the Sunday night sport for the news from Leyburn,” he said. “There is likely to be a team of painters at the pub on Sunday and they may be doing some sign writing.”



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