Hockey Star Mark Knowles Named Flagbearer For Australia

Gold Coast's Sally Pearson misses out

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Kookaburras star Mark Knowles will lead the Aussie team around Carrara Stadium during tomorrow night's Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

The hockey veteran has been named flagbearer for the major sporting event.

Last night's announcement came as a bit of a surprise for many, with Gold Coast hurdler Sally Pearson expected to be handed the top honour.

This is the fourth Games for both Queensland athletes.

There are rumours Sally will play another important role in the celebrations though.

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