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Australian Rugby League star's touching gesture for a terminally ill teenager.

Attending your high school formal is a special experience for any teenager during their time at school. For Hannah Rye, a massive Newcastle Knights fan, her night surpassed special.

Australian rugby league star and Knights captain Trent Hodkinson escorted Hannah, who has a rare type of terminal cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma, to her Kurri Kurri High school formal on Wednesday night.

Hodkinson was by the teenager’s side for the entire night, riding with her to the venue, before taking photos together and cutting a cake in front of her peers.

The New South Wales high school reportedly brought the formal date forward so Hannah, who was first diagnosed with bone cancer when she was 13, would be able to attend.

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But this isn’t the first time Hodkison and Hannah have met. The pair go back to 2016 when Hannah was part of Tren7’s Kick for Kids initiative. The player dedicated his kicks to Hannah.

Now that’s how you can really be a sporting hero.

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