One of the qualities good rugby league judges often say you can never put a price on? Speed. And by all reports Eels young gun Dylan Brown has it in spades.
The story that made us sit up and take notice was when Parramatta coach Brad Arthur talked up the day Bevan French made a break at training.
The 18-year-old NRL rookie Brown not only ran him down and but also bundled him into touch.
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The other great indicators for Brown are the fact he can tackle like a back-rower and loves taking the line on.
There’s good reason for genuine excitement about the NRL debut of this teenager.
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BIRD FLYING BACK INTO FORM
THE Brisbane Broncos have essentially got a new recruit in one-time NSW Origin utility Jack Bird.
Forget last season, judge Bird on what he produces over the next 12 months.
The Broncos have confirmed Bird has stripped off 7kgs over the summer with the 2016 grand final winner completing every minute of every session in pre-season.
The other good news? No issues with his shoulder reconstruction and his fractured sternum is completely healed.
INGLIS READY TO ROCK AGAINST LATRELL
GREG Inglis didn’t appear like he was in any doubt for Friday night’s grudge match against the Sydney Roosters during South Sydney training at Redfern on Monday.
And the Bunnies right-edge had a lethal look about it. Sam Burgess, Adam Reynolds, Inglis and Dane Gagai is an all-star representative line-up.
Still at Redfern, we were surprised to see the Rabbitohs engage in a full-field game of AFL for about ten minutes during training.
With supercoach Wayne Bennett playing the role of umpire, the Bunnies took to running around the Melbourne-way of going just to break up an opposed session.
KEARY READY FOR BLUES CALL-UP
THE evolution of Luke Keary was one of the best football narratives of last season.
And his Sydney Roosters halves partner Cooper Cronk believes Keary now has the perfect temperament to make the transition into State of Origin football.
Aside from winning the Clive Churchill Medal, Keary also made his Test debut for Australia at the back end of last year.
Origin is now the playmaker’s final frontier and grand final hero Cronk is adamant Keary will handle the furnace that is Origin football.
COWBOYS RISE ABOVE THE FLOOD
THE Cowboys continue to prove they are one of the most resilient clubs in Australian sport. Winger Nene MacDonald was recently forced to spend time living in a caravan park when the floods swept through Townsville.
Other players Gavin Cooper, Jake Granville and Kurt Baptiste were also badly hit and have been forced into temporary accommodation.
In total including some of the Cowboys staff members the club had 13 families affected.
In true country fashion, you won’t catch them whinging or looking to use it as any sort of excuse.
STORM ON THE MARKET
MELBOURNE Storm chairman Bart Campbell has confirmed the club is continuing to explore selling a percentage of the club to its fans, similar to the model used by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL.
Campbell confirmed to Fox Sports the owners of the club had also discussed selling the Storm to alternate private investors last December.
But the owners – Campbell, Matthew Tripp and Gerry Ryan – have decided against this and are instead continuing to seek interest among fans and members.
Campbell said more than 8000 Storm supporters have registered interest in learning more about becoming share holders in the club.
In the NFL, the Green Bay Packers have more than 361,000 members. The Melbourne Storm currently has 25,000 members with the club outlining an ambition to double that to 50,000 by the end of 2023.
Former Browns lineman Joe Thomas has gotten ripped since retiring from the NFL – CBS Sports
That’s because Thomas has undergone an incredible body transformation since hanging up his cleats, going from hefty to hunky rather quickly. After retiring at 312 pounds, Thomas appears to weigh … much less than that now. Just take a look at the photo he shared over the weekend:
No, that’s not Seann William Scott on the right. That is indeed Thomas, sans beard and plenty of weight.
Last year, Thomas revealed that he’d lost over 50 pounds since calling it quits, mainly by not eating like a professional offensive lineman.
“You just don’t eat until you feel like you’re gonna throw up at every meal and all of a sudden the weight falls right off,” said Thomas in an interview with NFL.com.
On Sunday, Thomas explained his transformation a bit further, saying that swimming has been a major workout tool in addition to a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. Also, he no longer eats breakfast.
Thomas says he tries to swim about twice a week and enjoys yoga as well. But it’s one thing to shed that extra weight by eating better and doing cardio, it’s another to be as ripped as Thomas. It’s clear that he is still putting in plenty of work with weights in the gym.
The Browns and Thomas had a very amicable parting of ways in 2017, but it seems both sides have found that the grass is much sexier on the other side.
Former star's dramatic body transformation lights up internet – Yahoo7 Sport
A former NFL star whose playing weight was in excess of 136kg (300 pounds) has sent social media into a frenzy after images emerged of his dramatic body transformation.
Joe Thomas has always been a big man but the ex-Cleveland Browns’ left tackle has shared the incredible secret behind his drastic weight loss.
It’s probably safe to say Thomas was carrying a little more weight than he needed during his NFL career.
Three days removed from the first anniversary of his retirement, Thomas’ podcast co-host Andrew Hawkins shared a photo showing that the 34-year-old now looks skinnier than the average tight end.
Losing that amount of weight was apparently something that Thomas had looked forward to for a long time.
Back in July, when Thomas had already cut 22-kilograms from his playing weight, he told NFL Network he was “more eager to lose weight than almost anything in retirement.”
That makes sense. You need to be more than 130kg to survive as an NFL offensive lineman, but maintaining that weight while still staying in shape has to be exhausting and probably harmful to your health in the long run.
However, cutting such a large amount of weight in such a short timespan must also be exhausting, even if it’s a more healthy way to live.
Thomas revealed on Twitter that an embrace of swimming, yoga and a ketogenic diet, as well as a decision to ditch breakfast, were the keys to his weight loss.
Facts: I think the first 25 fell off in a month, than I had to kick my butt to keep going. Swimming is the best from a cardio standpoint, and #keto w/ intermittent fasting is gold. I can eat 1500-2000 cals/day and feel full. https://t.co/HToJA3VVat
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) March 17, 2019
Thomas’ stunning transformation has seen fans praise the former NFL star on social media.
Many other social media users have also shared stories of their own inspirational weight loss journeys.
You look great, Joe! An inspiration to all of us!
— Tamara Birkes (@plainswoman8) March 19, 2019
@joethomas73 I am not at your level yet, but 66 lbs down to 247, you’ve given me the inspiration to finish my goal of 210. Pescatarian, and Intermittent fasting for me! Apple cider vinegar water. I have a broken back, so resistance bands are my only means of exercise. #ThanksJoe pic.twitter.com/xY8baUUO7g
— Chandler (@illTechnica) March 18, 2019
50 kgs down! Ridiculed ex-Premier League star Mido’s incredible body transformation – Fox Sports
Egyptian legend Mido has shed an incredible 50kgs after being ridiculed over his weight.
The 36-year-old has been the butt of jokes since he uploaded a topless picture on Instagram last year, where many slammed him for being overweight.
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But the ex-Tottenham star has responded in the perfect way by losing more than 50kg as he revels in his new, toned physique.
Mido revealed last summer he was inspired to lose weight after relentlessly being mocked for piling on the pounds following his retirement in 2013.
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His trainer Aly Mazhar said: “Hitting rock bottom after being recognised as an Egyptian football star and starting your coaching career, getting through surgery, changing your lifestyle and deciding to fully commit to it.
“Set your goal, have a plan, follow it and results will just be a matter of time.
“Most importantly BELIEVE in yourself, get the right support system around you and don’t listen to all the negative crap around us every single day.
“That’s will power and full dedication right there. This is the MIDO we all know. Hats off.”
The former Middlesbrough ace is currently the manager of Saudi Arabian side Al Wehda, where he has won six out of his opening 12 games in charge.
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Mido – who was compared to late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in 2017 – was mobbed by Spurs supporters on the Tube in November as they serenaded him after the North Londoners beat Chelsea.
This story originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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