NRL Social: King Gutho and the Grub are back, puppy love and birthday wishes

We welcomed back some fan favourites during round six, so with another weekend of footy out the way, let’s look back at the week that was across NRL social!

Grub love

It doesn’t get much better than Sunday arvo footy out at Brookvale Oval. For Wests Tigers recruit Josh Reynolds, the 30-12 win over Manly was the perfect way to mark his club debut.

“Wow what a feeling coming back into this team with these legends the belief is unbelievable the energy is flowing I’m a lucky guy to be apart of something so special,” Reynolds wrote.

Classy move

How’s this for sportsmanship? Despite the North Queensland Cowboys going down to the Canterbury Bulldogs, Johnathan Thurston showed just why he’s regarded as not only one of the best on the field, but off it as well.

Thurston gifted his headgear to young Cooper, son of Bulldogs opposition prop, David Klemmer. Now that’s class.

“Cooper hasn’t taken it off all arvo. Even eating his dinner in it,” Klemmer posted.

Caption this

In New Zealand last week, Shaun Johnson decided to have some fun with his fans. He posted this photo of he and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck asking fans to caption it. Hilarious responses followed.

How to TBT

Taking the crown for this week’s throwback Thursday goes to Sydney Rooster Blake Ferguson. “Fergy Ferg” shared this adorable photo of him a kid from back in 2007. Needless to say, he achieved his childhood goal. Outstanding.

Mates for life

Regardless of the fact Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds no longer play for the same team, we were once again reminded of the strong bond the two former Bulldogs and Blues halves share with Hokko posting a special birthday message for his mate on Friday.

Friday 13th

Last week it was announced Manly released Darcy Lussick so he can join the Toronto Wolfpack and while most NRL fans were sad to see the big man go, Nathan Peats couldn’t help but have a little fun with Lussick on Twitter. 

Koni Hurrell and Lussick could only laugh!

 Cookin up the Chooks

 It wasn’t just fans chiming in on the iconic Roosters-Souths clash Thursday night. A handful of NRL players also tweeted away. Former Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke couldn’t hide how impressed he was with Damien Cook’s form.  

Manly’s Jackson Hasting had to agree! 

Welcome back, King

And it was a big welcome back across social media for Parramatta Eel Clint Gutherson as he ran out for his first game back from an ACL injury much to the delight of every NRL fan and fellow players.

 Josh Dugan was just one of the many who tweeted how good it was seeing Gutho back on the field. 

The fan favourite then went on Twitter on Monday morning and thanked everyone for their kind words.

 “Just wanted to say thanks to all the people who wished me well with coming back to playing, appreciate all the support!”

Puppy love

In honour of National Pet Day, Jarrod Croker posted this family photo to Instagram. The Raiders captain can often be found sharing cute pics of his pups, Indi and Jax.  

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