How Russell Crowe Turned Australia’s Worst Rugby Team Into World Champs
“Let’s get in bed together,” Oscar-winner Russell Crowe told the crowd. “I hope you respect me in the morning.”
In March, 2006, with a pumped fist held high, the actor made a final plea to South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters to get behind his takeover offer. The cash-strapped rugby league club that Crowe had followed since childhood was then the laggard of the Australian competition. He planned to lead a revival.