Greg Inglis and his wife Sally welcomed their first child on June 3, and have named their son Nate Alexander. Greg has been playing professionally since 2005, and is currently signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs; he also plays for the national team, and for Queensland’s state team, and has twice been named to play as one of the Indigenous All-Stars. Greg was hailed as a future NRL star while still a schoolby, and has won numerous awards, including the International Player of the Year in 2009. Greg is the cousin of NRL player Albert Kelly, who has also been a celebrity dad on the blog.
Former rugby league player Danny Wicks, and his partner Fiona, welcomed their first child on July 6 and have named their son Clay Gordon. Clay was born 12 weeks premature, and weighed only 1.5 kg (3lb 3oz); he required emergency surgery to survive, and will be in hospital for a while. Danny played for the Newcastle Knights and the St George Illawarra Dragons, but his career was put of hold while he served an 18 month prison sentence for drug trafficking. Having done his time, and his four-year ban from the game now over, Danny will be returning to the NRL next year, and has already had offers from several clubs.
Liam Fulton and his wife Stacey welcomed their daughter Mackenzie at the end of last year. Liam began his career in 2003 with the Wests Tigers, and also had a stint in the UK playing for the Huddersfield Giants. He has played for City Origin, and the NRL All Stars. Liam retired from playing earlier this month, after suffering persistent memory problems from being knocked unconscious in round one of this season, and having a history of concussion. A popular player known for his practical jokes as much as his club loyalty, Liam will be employed by the Wests Tigers in some capacity.