When Ivan Cleary uttered the words "On the bus", he didn't expect them to resonate. It was April, Wests Tigers were in disarray and everyone had come to hear what the new man in charge was going to do about it. Cleary, no stranger to rebuilds, summed it up perfectly. It was time for everyone to come together. And then he uttered a phrase that will, like Phil Gould's fabled "five-year plan", remain forever in the league lexicon: "On the bus". "It was a bit of a throwaway line," Cleary says.
Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant predicts NRL games will be taken overseas "in the next one to two years". The 2025 World Cup will be staged in the US, and Rugby League Central is keen take marquee events over there in the lead-up. The first step is broadcasting games in America from next season, although taking competition games could soon follow. "You're already seeing the conversations being had at club level; it's something the clubs are talking about," Grant said.
At one time Daria Gavrilova wanted to be an actress. While that's no longer an ambition, her performances on the tennis court can certainly be theatrical. "Sometimes I laugh at myself when I watch the replays," Gavrilova says. "I see clips of me on the news running around like a crazy person. It's a bit strange watching myself and watching how I actually felt on the court. Seeing it on TV is pretty strange." Gavrilova is every bit as entertaining between points as during them.
BREAKING: Canterbury forward Greg Eastwood has been cleared to return to full training. Eastwood will rejoin his @NRL_Bulldogs teammates on Thursday after medicos were satisfied there are no lingering issues after a heart scare. Very positive signs he will resume his #NRL career.
BREAKING: Frank Pritchard has retired. Told @TheParraEels teammates of his decision today. Had the option of another season with the Eels, but decided to end a wonderful #NRL career. Was also a great contributor to Test footy with New Zealand and Samoa. Congratulations.
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