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The Forward Pass: Thaiday’s New Career

Axed by the Brisbane Broncos, Sam Thaiday is keen to start a new chapter…as an actor.

‘You’ve all seen the NRMA ads, I’m easily the best actor in the NRL, if not Australia. I’ve had a great footy career, now it’s time to take acting more seriously,’ said Thaiday.

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The Broncos, Queensland and Australia legend talked with Russell Crowe about breaking into Hollywood.

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‘I see myself as the next John Cena; champion, beloved athlete who transforms into a natural comedy superstar.’

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Thaiday has been offered a recurring role as “the wacky neighbour” on Nine’s House Husbands, but believes it’s beneath him.

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‘My talents would be wasted on a boring Aussie comedy-drama. Instead, Rusty’s trying to get me the role of Bart in his Blazing Saddles remake. I can’t wait.’

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Deputy Sports Editor for the Australian Times Weekly

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