Kalyn Ponga is a rugby league footballer who represents the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League (NRL). A multi-skilled sportsperson, Kalyn Ponga played several sports, including soccer, hockey, touch football, golf, and rugby union before becoming a professional rugby league footballer. He even won the under-13 national golf championship in 2010, representing New Zealand.
New Zealand-born Australian rugby player Quade Cooper is also a talented boxer. While he has represented the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels, he now plays for the Japanese rugby team Kintetsu Liners. In late 2021, he expressed he was hurt to have to withdraw from the Europe tour of the Wallabies.
The King of the Australian rugby league, Wally Lewis was no stranger to sports, being the son of a rugby player father and a netball player mother. The successful player, coach, and commentator, who had captained the national team, split with his wife of 36 years after cheating on her.
Australian boxer Paul Gallen has also had a successful stint as a rugby league footballer. He has also presented several sports shows, such as 100% Footy and has been a panelist on SportsFan Clubhouse. The former captain of the NRL team Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks is also a father of two.
Blake Ferguson is an Australian former rugby league footballer who has represented the national rugby league team. He also represented the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League (NRL) and helped his team win the 2018 NRL Grand Final.
John Hopoate is an Australian retired boxer and rugby league player. From 2008 to 2009, he held the Australian heavyweight boxing champion. As a rugby player, Hopoate was banned for 10 years and became known as the most suspended player in the history of the modern era. He is best known for his involvement in sport controversies and personal life.