‘Easier to pigeonhole a rugby league player’: Christian Welch on battling body blows and boardrooms | Jack Snape

14 May 2024 03:00
The Melbourne Storm prop is first and foremost an advocate for the game even as he approaches the twilight of his NRL careerRugby league is, to some, like a strand of someone else’s hair in a restaurant meal: hard to avoid, and harder to stomach.From the mindless quotes and unsavoury scandals, to the close proximity to gambling and a mythology founded on physical sacrifice, the code is far from everyone’s cup of tea. But one of the sport’s most considered voices says, over his coffee in Melbourne’s CBD, there is more to league than meets the eye. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian