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Tech & Science Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk expresses touching appreciation for fiance

11:54  05 october  2017
11:54  05 october  2017 Source:

Storm ready for life after Cooper Cronk

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Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has always been known for being open and honest on and off the field.

The premiership winning playmaker announced earlier in the season that this year will be his last in the NRL because he wanted to be closer to his fiancé Sydney.

And during a presentation for the Storm following their convincing win over the Cowboys in the NRL Grand Final, Cronk got up on stage revealing just how much his significant other means to him and how much of a role players’ wives and girlfriends play in supporting them.

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“People used to get up here and thank their wives and their girlfriends for their influence on them as people and the way they play,” said Cronk.

Cooper Cronk. © Getty Images Cooper Cronk. “I used to sit there when I was 19 and think, they don’t help you tackle or run. So why are you thanking them?

“But after meeting Tara a few years back I understand why you say thank you now. Because while football is very important, life is way more important.

“So she’s not here tonight but Melbourne Storm is the second best thing that’s ever happened to me, Tara’s number one and I thank you very much everything you’ve ever done for me.”

There were rumours that Cronk may turn out for a Sydney team next year but based on what he said after the Storm’s grand final win it’s fair to say we know where his heart lies.

Comment: The Roosters, Cooper Cronk? Say it aint so .
I presume I speak for all fans, indeed all of this greatest game of all rugby league when I say this. Say it ain't so, Cooper Cronk.Hey Cooper Cronk? The word is you’re thinking about playing for the Roosters. And that is of course your choice.

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