The 16 NRL clubs all headed back to work this week but they also found some time to meet international stars of the sporting and music worlds, get into the spirit of Jane McGrath Day at the cricket and put together some cool digital content that all footy fans will appreciate.
Sea Eagles take on hip-hop artists in FIFA Fiasco
The Sea Eagles recruited hip-hop artists Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B – in Sydney supporting Nelly – as the club's newest fans. The pair faced off against Jamie Buhrer and Steve Matai in a hotly-contested FIFA 15 match on Xbox, taking an early 1-0 lead before the Sea Eagles clawed back a 1-all draw.
Manly's Hasson laps up meeting with Real Madrid manager
In a busy week for the northern beaches club, Real Madrid and Iranian national soccer team manager Carlos Queiroz – in the country ahead of the AFC Asian Cup – brought the Iranian side to Sea Eagles training, sharing tips with head coach Geoff Toovey.
Manly prop James Hasson said he was looking forward to comparing notes with the Asia Cup hopefuls.
AFL veteran guides Knights halves
Retired Hawthorn player Ben Dixon – who just happens to be the brother-in-law of Knights forward Clint Newton – showed up at club training to help the boys with their kicking accuracy.
Panthers go pink to support McGrath Foundation
The Panthers are no strangers to wearing pink or supporting a good cause and they combined the two at the SCG for the third day of the cricket Test against India. The boys donned pink and showed off their dubious cricketing skills to support the McGrath Foundation.
Warriors release design of Heritage Round jersey
We're suckers for a new jersey and few clubs do new jerseys better – or more often! – than the Warriors. There was nothing particularly clever in how they shared the new design with their fans, we just think it's a super cool jersey that you had to see for yourself.
Rabbitohs relive Grand Final on Twitter
Yes, technically this wonderfully compiled video was uploaded in the final days of 2014 but once you view it we don't think footy fans will mind too much. The Rabbitohs digital team has pieced together a re-enactment of how their drought-breaking 2014 premiership win played out on social media. Just a few short months after the team imagined how their 1970 win would have looked on Twitter, the club got to do it for real.