Cooper Cronk & Tara Rush­ton

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

RUGBY league star Cooper Cronk made a big sacri­fice for love this year when he quit the team he helped win four pre­mier­ships and moved states to be closer to fi­ance Tara Rush­ton.

Cronk, who played with Mel­bourne Storm for 14 years, an­nounced in April he would move to Syd­ney to live with Rush­ton, a Fox Sports pre­sen­ter.

Un­de­ni­ably one of the NRL’s golden cou­ples Cronk and Rush­ton lead fa­mously pri­vate lives, re­veal­ing very lit­tle about their ro­mance since their en­gage­ment last Christ­mas.

“There’s a few things in life that are more im­por­tant than foot­ball, like fam­ily, get­ting mar­ried and a fu­ture,” Cronk said in a rare can­did mo­ment in April. By Oc­to­ber the star half­back had signed to the Syd­ney Roost­ers on a twoyear, $2-mil­lion deal. The pair quickly sealed the re­union, buy­ing a $3.5 mil­lion Fed­er­a­tion home at Mos­man.

It would seem Cronk’s move was the right choice, as in 2017 Rush­ton’s star has con­tin­ued to rise. The 32-year-old beauty co-hosted soccer’s DolanWar­ren Awards in May and she also co­hosted the first ever Nick­elodeon Kid’s Choice Sport Awards in Novem­ber.

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