NRL Social Recap - What a weekend

Widdop's lucky charm

St George Illawarra Dragons remain unbeaten, and it may be in part to Gareth Widdop’s “lucky charm”.  Widdop posted this adorable of his son who ran out the kicking tee during Sunday’s game which saw the Dragons defeat the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium.

 

 Pool Shark

Cronulla halfback Trent Hodkinson hit the pool with teammate Luke Lewis for some recovery. “Hokko” has enjoyed two wins with the Sharks since he came into the starting side for regular half, Matt Moylan.

 

 

@esasaltacademy putting @l_lewy and I through a tough yet fun active recovery session

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 Beast mode

Not even a kick in the face could wipe the smile off Euan Aitken’s after another dominating effort from the Dragons. Channelling his inner Bane, Aitkin was stoked with his third try of 2018.

 

 

🤕😂 how good is a win in front of a packed Win stadium 🙌🏼

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And speaking of toughness, Newcastle’s Nathan Ross changed up his profile pic:

 

 

 The winning feeling

After their thrilling win over the Cowboys in Townsville, the jubilant Panthers posed for a team photo. The squad also celebrated James Tamou’s 200th NRL appearance.

 

 

Massive win up north with the boys! #pantherpride

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No Shaun Johnson? No problem.

 

After being ruled out for the Warriors v Roosters clash while simultaneously breaking Kiwi hearts everywhere, Shaun Johnson brought a smile to his fans pre-game with this photo of him dressed in full kit while on the BBQ.  His well wishes worked – The Warriors beat the Chooks 30-6.

 

 

Game day! Let's go boys 🙌 @nzwarriors

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 Putting the "Good" in Friday

When it comes to Good Friday, South Sydney’s Damian Cook had a blinder. The Bunnies came out of Friday’s annual Easter match against the Bulldogs with the bragging rights.

 

 

Glory Glory to a Great win on Good Friday #matchwinner @cameronmurrayy #grouphug

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 "Stay with us"

Parramatta fan favourite Clint Gutherson posted a heartfelt message to Eels fans. The injured fullback simply wrote “Stay with us”, a call to fans to hang in there despite his team still being winless after four rounds this season.

 

 Paulo joins 150 club

And lastly, after bagging their second win of the year, Cronulla’s Andrew Fifita congratulated Joseph Paulo on his 150th NRL game posing with their little ones.