Friend’s ac­ro­bat­ics go vi­ral

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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