Another NRL baby was born last week. Cronulla Sharks Captain, Paul Gallen, and his fiancée Anne, welcomed a baby boy on May 10. Their son’s name is Kody, and he weighed 9.5 lb at his birth. Paul made no secret of the fact that he was hoping for a boy, and reportedly got pretty emotional when Kody arrived, yelling “It’s a boy! It’s a boy!”. Kody joins big sister Charly (aged 2).

It’s been an amazing time for Paul Gallen. He made Man of the Match in the Australia vs New Zealand ANZAC Test Match on May 6 despite a painful calf injury. His son was born the following Tuesday night, and on Wednesday he fronted up to training as usual. Yesterday the Sharks managed an upset win against the Sydney Roosters, and Gallen was Man of the Match, even though injured. Last night he was the announced as the Skipper of the NSW Blues for State of Origin, starting May 25. He first debuted for Origin in 2006.

(Picture shows Anne, Paul and Charly).