Former Channel 9 NRL boss loses cancer battle

THE rugby league world is mourning the death today of Matt Callander after a long struggle with brain cancer.

Callander, the former Channel 9 boss of NRL, was the man behind the Beanie for Brain Cancer round this year which raised almost $2 million.

He was the son of racing legend Ken Callander.

Matt Callander has lost his battle with cancer.
Matt Callander has lost his battle with cancer.

The 46-year-old won the admiration of players, fans and all involved in rugby league for his brave fight to beat the hideous disease over the last two years.

Callander underwent several bouts of surgery as he courageously and publicly fought the disease while setting up the Beanie for Brain Cancer events in round 11.

"Whatever happens we have raised the awareness of brain cancer and the need for more research," Callander told The Daily Telegraph earlier this year.

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