How two best mates tried to lure NRL legend, 69, from his cancer ward so they ...

'He didn't want to die in hospital': How two mates tried to sneak NRL legend, 69, out for a drink at their favourite pub – only to be stopped by nurses Tommy Raudonikis, 69, is receiving cancer treatment at a Gold Coast hospital   His mates John Singleton and Col Murphy tried to sneak him out for a drink Alert nurses got wind of their plans and asked Raudonikis to return to his bed

By Sahil Makkar For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:57 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 07:57 BST, 26 May 2019

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Two close friends concocted a last minute plan to get an NRL legend out of his cancer ward hospital bed for a drink, but their plan was nipped in the bud by nurses. 

Sydney businessman John Singleton and former Newtown Jets second-rower Col Murphy had gone to the rescue of NSW Origin legend Tommy Raudonikis after he told them he didn't want to die in his hospital bed. 

Raudonikis, the Blues' first Origin captain, is receiving treatment for inoperable stage four neck cancer at a Gold Coast hospital.  

Sydney businessman John Singleton (pictured left) and Newtown Jets second-rower Col Murphy had gone to the rescue of Tommy Raudonikis (pictured right), who told them that he didn't want to die in hospital early last week

Sydney businessman John Singleton (pictured left) and Newtown Jets second-rower Col Murphy had gone to the rescue of Tommy Raudonikis (pictured right), who told them that he didn't want to die in hospital early last week

The 69-year-old rugby star is one of only three people in the world receiving weekly immunotherapy, delivered by a needle into his neck, in the experimental

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