Former NRL player Adam Clydsdale will have two weeks to convince his fiancé Yasmin Meakes to put her new premiership ring on her right hand ahead of their long-awaited wedding later this month.
If Meakes has it her way right now, the prized possession is staying on her left finger for a long time and not coming off, not even if it’s for her future husband.
“I’m absolutely bloody wearing it down the aisle on my wedding day,” Meakes told NRL.com.
“Bloody oath, you don’t win one of these every day so I’m super excited, I might wear it on my right hand if he’s lucky or he can put my wedding ring over the top, but it’ll be hard to leave off altogether.”
The pair will finally tie the knot in a fortnight after three postponements due to COVID-19 and Meakes’ rugby league commitments, which have grown more and more each season.
A premiership win with the Tricolours on Sunday could soften the blow for the former rugby sevens player, who has been linked to a move to Newcastle next season due to her travel commitments.
Meakes and Clydsdale live in Scone with the 28-year-old travelling hundreds of kilometres to Sydney for training and games each week.
“Adam is a massive reason I do what I do because I need that support,” she said.
“It’s super hard coming from Scone which is why it makes the win so much more special now.
“It’s been a childhood dream to be play for the Roosters and win an NRLW competition.”
It was a team performance only likened to the giant-killer performances the men’s side have produced in recent seasons under Trent Robinson.
Robinson was a guest at Roosters training on Saturday, delivering a speech to the side before attending the match in Redcliffe.
“I’m such a fangirl of his, I think he’s just amazing and has come away with some crucial wins in big games,” Meakes said.
“We all took confidence away from him being around. He wanted us to win the key moments and not think about the big plays and rather the little roles that our positions are supposed to do.”
Meakes has made the back-row spot her own to start the year and got the Roosters on the board in the decider for her second grand final try.
“I feel like we’ve had the team to win but just never gelled in such a short season. It was massive this year that we had a longer competition and were able to peak at the right time,” Meakes said.
“It was massive that we bounced back this year. I thought Strangey brought us together really well to just build a family.
“I think we all worked for each other and that was a massive part as to why we succeeded this season.”