Luke Lewis and his wife Sonia welcomed their daughter Hazel Nicola on April 5. Luke played for the Penrith Panthers for many years, but has been signed with the Cronulla Sharks since 2013. Veteran Luke has also been selected for the Australian national team, the New South Wales state team, City Origin, and the NRL All Stars.
Aidan Guerra and his fiancee Belinda Bartholomew-Walsh welcomed their daughter Olive Belle on March 31. Olive is Belinda’s mother’s middle name, while Belle is her own nickname. Aidan has played for the Sydney Roosters since 2010, and has been selected for the national teams of both Italy and Australia, as well as Queensland’s state team.
Sam Moa and his wife Jill welcomed their daughter Florence Elizabeth on March 25. Sam is originally from Tonga, and has played rugby league in both Australia and England. He is currently signed with the Sydney Roosters, and has played for the national teams of both Tonga and New Zealand.
James Graham and his partner Taryn welcomed their daughter Harlow in January. James is an international footballer from England who has played for St Helen’s in the Super League, but has been signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs since 2012; he is now the club’s captain. He has played for Great Britain and England, and also been chosen for the NRL All Stars in Australia.
John Sutton and his wife Stacey welcomed their son Ace Semesi last September, a little brother for Pippi, aged 4; Pippi’s birth was featured on the blog. Ace is a celebrity-inspired name, as Stacey admired the name Jessica Simpson chose for her son, and Semesi is a family name, the Samoan form of Sam. John has played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2004, and also been chosen for the Prime Minister’s XIII and City Origin.
(Photo shows Sam Moa and Aidan Guerra with their daughters; Sam is on the left)