Cronulla Sharks star Nicho Hynes has been praised by NRL fans after delivering a moving speech in his post-game interview.
Hynes and the Sharks secured a 36-12 victory over the Wests Tigers, but Hynes’ mind was elsewhere.
The star halfback instead turned his focus towards Paul Green who’s death rocked the rugby league community this week.
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“Can I just give a quick shout out to Paul Green’s family. All of us here at the Sharks are thinking of you,” Hynes said on Fox.
“He was an important part of this club and I just want to pay my respects and condolences to you guys, we’re thinking of you.”
Hynes then went on to highlight the upcoming ‘RU OK’ day, but said more needs to be done towards mental health.
“There’s ‘RU OK’ day every year and it’s coming up soon but I think we need to have ‘RU OK’ day every single day of the year,” he said.
“We need to think about it a bit more and spread the message of mental health. It’s such an important thing at the moment.
“Once again our love to you guys.”
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Ten News journalist Veronica Eggleton wrote: “Class act.”
Without regular halves partner Matt Moylan or free-running fullback Will Kennedy, Hynes was the central fulcrum for all that was good about Cronulla’s attack. He ran 23 times for 205 meters (33m post-contact) and broke two tackles. As a playmaker he recorded one try assist and two linebreak assists. I have kicked 13 times for 291m.
– with Matt Cleary, NCA Newswire
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