Smiling Eels! Happy Sharks! With another weekend of footy out the way, let's look back at the week that was across NRL social.
That winning feeling
South Sydney hooker Damien Cook swapped the footy boots for a suit last week, looking the part with his partner Courtney. The pair enjoyed everything the races have to offer, but no word if he backed a winner though.
Grub gives back
Former Bulldog Josh Reynolds stood up this week and showed just why he's one of the game's favourites. After hearing one of his biggest fans, Emmi, was abused on social media for supporting him at his new side, the Wests Tigers, Reynolds spent Thursday morning hanging out with Emmi reminding us all to be better people. Outstanding effort.
Still out with a knee injury, Panthers half Nathan Cleary made the long commute from out west out to the Shire to cheer on his side as they faced the Sharks. The talented half is expected back within the month.
After Cronulla's gutsy win over the Panthers, Sharks fullback Josh Dugan posted this pic of him and Valentine Holmes' taken right after the winger secured a much-needed two competition points.
Chad Townsend also got in the action, posing with Scott Sorensen who just happens to be brother of Townsend's wife Marissa.
It was a family affair over the weekend for twins Tom and George Burgess who celebrated their birthday with big brother Sam and friends at Chiswick's restaurant in Sydney's east. Dressed in their best, the trio posed for this photo.
Credit to Panthers winger Josh Mansour tweet here. Not even suffering a horrific facial injury could keep him from bagging Sam's choice of footwear, don't ever change Josh!
It was also a family occasion postgame up on the Central Coast after Adam Reynolds steered his side to a whopping 42-22 victory over the Raiders.
His four little ones were waiting to congratulate him after the game.
All of the feels
Sunday afternoon footy turned up for Parramatta Eels fans and players. After starting the opening six rounds winless they finally got on the board coinciding with Clint Gutherson's first shot at captaining the side to a 44-10 victory. Gutho was naturally stoked, posting this photo of him and a happy Mitch Moses.
"What an absolute honour to lead the boys out, love this team, the staff and the fans," Gutherson tweeted.
Meanwhile, over in New Zealand it was a case of deja vu for Blake Green. He through it back to his time with the Melbourne Storm, showcasing daughter Sadie and son Boston's at the same age. All of the adorable.
And it was a different type of training for the Panthers last week with the squad carving up a self-made cricket pitch instead! Tyrone May shared a few pics, all while calling out teammate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. We happily await the rematch!
Shout out to Moysa!
Despite being on the sideline for Sunday's Sharks win over the Panthers, Paul Gallen still got on his phone and shared the squad singing the team song on his Instagram. It was also Matt Moylan's first win with the side which deserved a special shout out from Andrew Fifita.
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