George Rose set for code switch

George Rose set for code switch Written by STAFF WRITERS, February 27, 2016

GEORGE Rose – one of the most colourful characters in rugby league’s modern era – is set to switch to rugby union.

After playing 151 NRL matches for the Roosters, Sea Eagles, Storm and Dragons, Rose has decided to finish his career as a prop in the 15-a-side game.

“I’m doing a business course at Sydney University and will have a run with them at club level,” the 32-year-old tells RLW. “Where it goes from there, who knows.

“It didn’t quite work out playing another year of NRL but this will suit me well.

“Rugby union has great networking opportunities, so hopefully I can build up some connections for future opportunities.”

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A popular figure, Rose was among the last of the old-fashioned roly-poly front-rowers and his willingness to poke fun at himself won him a legion of fans.

Rose overcame a shocking broken leg in 2007 to rebuild his career and win a premiership with Manly in 2011.

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