Braden Hamlin-Uele has urged players to keep celebrating tries in weird and wacky ways after he sent social media into a storm with his version of The Rock’s people’s elbow in Cronulla’s 20-12 win over the Warriors.
The stunning knockdown of teammate Jack Williams has been viewed nearly 60,000 times on Fox League’s Twitter account and looked more realistic than most of the stuff we see in the WWE.
The initiative is the brainchild of Sportsbet, which is offering $5000 for every try celebration as part of their Try July campaign to raise money for the Men of League Foundation to support Mose Masoe.
Celebrating tries used to be common practice in the NRL, but some people find it arrogant, while coaches don’t want opponents to use it as motivation after Bryan Fletcher’s hand grenade sparked the greatest dynasty in State of Origin history.
“The NFL does it, so why can’t we do it?” Hamlin-Uele said.