The Rugby Shorts: Perry Good and Pocket Dialling

by Brendan Bradford – Perry Good – The annual Manly Marlins lunch, held in the city last week and MC’d by Fox Sports’ Sean Maloney, was a resounding success. There was the usual variety of auctions and raffles and a bit of comedy, but the show was stolen by Australian dual-code international, Ellyse Perry. Part of a panel including Marlins coach Phil Blake and Australian former-NFL player Colin Scotts, Perry had the room of 400-odd guests in the palm of her hand as she discussed hitting sixes in cricket World Cups and scoring long-range goals for the Matildas. If that wasn’t enough to impress the rugby crowd, Perry – who has been named Australia’s most marketable athlete and in her own words is ‘going steady’ with Matt Toomua – clinched it with an astute assessment of the dangers the French posed in and around the ruck ahead of the third Test. You’d think Australia’s pre-eminent sporting power-couple would just want to get away from it when they’re toge
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