Friend’s acrobatics go viral
FLYING Warriors hooker Nathan Friend is hoping his aerial acrobatics will lead to an NRL deal with a new club. Friend became an internet sensation yesterday when footage of his amazing backflip against the Storm was splashed across websites and sports highlights reels around the world. The pint- sized dynamo produced the freakish play, which led to a try for the Warriors, during Sunday’s game against the Melbourne Storm in Auckland. Popular American sports websites ESPN and Sports Illustrated were fascinated with Friend’s acrobatics while social media went into meltdown. But the 34- year- old former Gold Coast Titans hooker was unfazed by all the attention.