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NRL Social: Players salute Slater's 300th

It was another big weekend across the NRL, with Ed Sheeran arriving in Sydney, a certain fullback's 300th game and a very special debut for one Rabbitoh. Get all caught up with this week's NRL Social Media recap.

Billy's big bash

It was love and appreciation all round for one of the game's greatest ever fullbacks, as we watched Billy Slater notch up his 300th game for the Melbourne Storm.

His team may not have got the result they wanted against the Wests Tigers, but players from past in present showed their love for "Billy the Kid" across social media, giving us all the warm and fuzzies.

Even's own Steve Turner managed to dig up this epic photo from back in the day.


Two for the Tigers

Now we head over to the other team that played in the game, the Wests Tigers.

You couldn't wipe the smile off David Nofoaluma's face after the Tigers stunning win over the Storm.

"Meant so much for myself returning tonight. Such a great outcome and the boys really showed what it is to be a team!" he wrote.


Feels good to get the win tonight with the lads! #team #howgood #onthebus

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Dragons slaying and singing

No word if they headed out to ANZ Stadium on the Dragons bus or not, but Paul Vaughan, Jeremy Latimore, Tyson Frizell and Gareth Widdop all enjoyed the Ed Sheeran concert together.


Top night with the lads at Ed Sheeran 👊🏻 #crazyfan

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Douiehi on debutehi

To celebrate rookie halfback Adam Douiehi's NRL debut, the South Sydney Rabbitohs posted a fantastic throwback photo of a much younger Douiehi with George and Tom Burgess. And, despite being out injured and the reason for Douiehi's inclusion into the starting 17, Adam Reynolds still graciously posted the below photo of the two wishing the young gun luck.

However, it was Angus Crichton who may have had the best liner, writing "Douiehi on debutehi", an ode to Reynolds' constant This is how we Douiehi stitch-ups on Instagam. Follow him. It will all make sense, I promise.


Good luck to the lad @adamdoueihi_ making his nrl debut today . #thisishowedouiehi

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New-look Rooster

Lindsay Collins didn't hesitate when he shaved his now infamous mullet. The Sydney Rooster did it all for a great cause, having reached his target figure for The World's Greatest Shave. The delight on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves' face whilst being the stand in barber was hilarious!


Dads club

Speaking of JWH, he capped off the Roosters' first 2018 win with his baby girls postgame Friday night after the Chooks beat the Bulldogs, and Josh Mansour also looked to enjoy his day off after a hard-fought game against South Sydney with his little one.




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Mates first and foremost

Josh Dugan wasn't about to let a derby loss to his former club ruin his night or friendship with buddy Paul Vaughan. The due shared a moment postgame with Dugan saying, "Definitely not the result we wanted after a good first half! But at the end of the day we'll always be mates onwards and upwards."


Congrats Benji!

Lastly, everyone here at the NRL would like to wish Benji Marshall and his wife Zoe a massive congratulations on the birth of their baby boy. Benji shared these photos Monday to his Instagram.

"Sooo excited to share our baby boy Benjamin Fox Marshall with the world. We call him 'Fox'," Marshall wrote.

"Little tiger maybe?" Marshall hashtagged. More importantly: a future Kiwi or a Kangaroo?



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