Maroons great Carl Webb has been diagnosed with early-onset motor neurone disease at the age of 38.
The State of Origin side announced the news on Thursday morning. He played for Queensland 15 times.
The Queensland Rugby League’s Men of League Foundation announced it was assisting Webb after his diagnosis.
The Mount Isa-born forward played a total of 187 NRL games with the Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels, as well as one Test for Australia against New Zealand in 2008.