NRL Social: Slater's USA trip; Cowboys' helping hand

It's been holiday time for one retired NRL superstar while the game's current crop of men's and women's players do the game proud off the field to lend a hand where it's needed most.

Here's a snapshot of what's been happening in social media in rugby league circles in the past week.

Slater living it up in the USA

Billy Slater and wife Nicole are living their best lives in America, getting to not just the Super Bowl but also the audience at Ellen DeGeneres's show.

 
 
 
 
 
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Super Bowl time

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Another Burgess on the way

South Sydney prop Tom Burgess and girlfriend Tahlia share their exciting pregnancy news.

 
 
 
 
 
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10 fingers and 10 toes was all we wanted to hear! Great job cooking the little one T, all sound as a pound. Exciting times ahead 😬

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A helping hand

NRL players have been doing their part in lending a helping hand to those who have suffered during the devastating flood that hit North Queensland this week.

Residents of Townsville, including Cowboys players, and staff have had to evacuate due to the severity of the flood.

Cowboys prop John Asiata, second-rower Gavin Cooper and former winger Antonio Winterstein were in the thick of the flood doing what they could to help.   

 
 
 
 
 
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Our boys doing what they can to help in the Townsville floods! 🙌🏼 #ridemcowboys

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Winterstein sent his thoughts out to those who have been affected by floods.

Canterbury Bulldogs second-rower Rhyse Martin and fiancé Vanessa are showing their support with Martin heading up to Townsville on the weekend to deliver supplies to those in need.

NRLW players taking important messages to communities

Brisbane Broncos and Indigenous All Stars players Amber Pilley and Tallisha harden joined Preston Campbell and Bo De La Cruz as they encouraged the younger generation to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 
 
 
 
 
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Our Deadly Choices ambassadors live healthy lifestyles and actively encourage others to do the same, it’s no surprise it’s all smiles when they’re around!

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And more NRLW stars headed to regional communities as part of the NRL’s Road to Regions initiative.

 
 
 
 
 
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All smiles from Roma on day one of the @nrlcommunity Road to Regions tour! #OurWay

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Road to Regions day two in Armidale with @corbymcgregor ☺️ #OurWay

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Road to Regions day three ✔️ #OurWay

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Rough start for Raiders recruit

England Test second-rower John Batemen could be set to become a fan favourite at the Canberra Raiders this season, but he got on the wrong side of one neighbour... by forgetting his new address.