NRL Social: Footy is back!
After a long break we were all able to turn the TV on for Friday night footy and didn't it feel good! Here's a look at the recent social media action in the NRL.
A work of art
Next time you find yourself in Sydney, make time to check out this mural painted by Sidney Tapia. A giant Greg Inglis now watches over Cleveland St.
The detail is phenomenal.
Not having someone special to share Valentine’s Day with wasn’t going to stop South Sydney’s Angus Crichton enjoying a romantic dinner for, well, four.
He stepped out with his buddies instead for some ''bromance''. The group of mates even took a moment to hold hands and pose for this sentimental snap.
Gutho can’t wait to be back!
Parramatta Eels star Clint Gutherson can’t wait to get back out on the field with the boys. Still recovering from an ACL injury, the fan favourite posted this pic of him and Mitch Moses saying ''Not long and that.''
In the meantime, ''King Gutho'' has been tearing it up in our Twitter timelines, this time ripping into teammate Cameron King. Just another reminder as to why he made our NRL.com social media team of the year - a must follow.
A lesson learned
New Manly recruit Joel Thompson recently told NRL.com he’s been settling in well to the Northern Beaches, but he got a wake-up call when posing next to Martin ''Kapow'' Taupau.
Thompson wrote ''never will I stand next to big Marty shirtless again.'' Who can blame him.
Thompson's former Dragons teammate Josh Dugan didn’t miss a beat, digging into Thompson about him perhaps having a ''Big Breakfast''.
Tigers take to water
The Wests Tigers headed to Cairns for their trial against the Cowboys, and as well as scoring a win over the Cowboys, Josh Reynolds and his new teammates took the chance to do some snorkelling around the Great Barrier Reef.
Reynolds was also proud to be pulling on the Tigers no.6 jersey for the very first time.
Beale on tour
Warriors recruit Gerard Beale was also happy to play tourist in Rotorua, New Zealand. The 10-time Kiwi international wrote: ''had a heap of fun visiting schools around Rotorua and spreading some Warriors love.'' The New Zealand Warriors were there to play the Melbourne Storm in a trial match.
History was made Saturday night when the Sydney Roosters played the Penrith Panthers in their first trial game of the year when brothers Ryan and Dean Matterson both pulled on the tricolours jersey. The last time the duo were on the field together was in 2012 in a school knock-out.
As we edge closer to the season opener, most NRL dads are making the most of their free Sunday’s. All across social media we saw Jason Nightingale, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and others enjoying some quality time with their little ones.
And Bryce Cartwright also looked to be happy settling in on the Gold Coast. Cartwright recently told titans.com.au ''It's lovely to be here and whilst it’s been a hectic couple of days getting everything sorted, it’s good to be here.''