Hilarious moment Eels star Dylan Brown has to pull out of an interview with Matty Johns because he’s too cold to speak in freezing Canberra
- He was struggling to deal with Canberra’s freezing temperatures in an interview after the game, with Matty Johns remarking he looked ‘absolutely freezing’
- The Eels had just beaten Canberra 28-20 at GIO Stadium
- Brown played a starring role in the win despite the cold, scoring two tries and piling on pressure in attack
He’d just played a starring role in his side’s 28-20 win over the Raiders, but Parramatta star Dylan Brown was more concerned with escaping the Canberra cold than doing an interview after the win.
Brown played one of his greatest NRL games to date in the almost-freezing Canberra temperatures; scoring two tries, making 198 metres, three line breaks and 10 tackle breaks as he led the Eels side to the win, which has seen them climb to fifth on the ladder.
It has been undoubtedly his best season to date, but the poor five-eighth was fidgeting like he had ants in his pants in an interview with Matty Johns, Bryan Fletcher and Nathan Hindmarsh just after the siren.
‘It was good fun tonight. Very, very cold down here, not really used to it, but it was an enjoyable game,’ he told the Fox League show Sunday Night with Matty Johns.
‘I’m alright, my ankle is a bit sore … but I feel fine, I feel good. I think it’s just the cold mate, so get back into the sheds and warm up and I’ll be all good.’
Johns and his panellists were in fits of laughter over Brown’s obvious discomfort and squeamishness at the cold, and quickly put him out of his misery.
‘I tell you what, you look absolutely freezing, we’re gonna let you go,’ laughed Johns.
Brown certainly looked cold in his interview after Sunday’s game in Canberra
Brown did look proppy on occasions after getting into some heavy clashes during the match at Canberra’s GIO Stadium, so Eels fans would have breathed a sigh of relief when he confirmed he was OK.
The New Zealand international, who has now played 66 games for Parramatta, hails from the temperate climate of Hikurangi on the country’s north island, and would be at long-odds to ever sign for the Raiders if yesterday’s reaction is anything to go by.
He made three line breaks in yesterday’s game
The Parramatta five-eighth scored two tries and made almost 200 running metres
The Bureau of Metereology’s station at the Canberra Airport observed that the temperature felt like just 1.3 degrees during the game – but fortunately he was able to shake off the cold in the heat of battle.
Brown has scored six tries and made an average of 135 running metres to go with seven try assists and four line break assists in his 12 games this season – which is his fourth in the NRL.
He and his Parramatta teammates will be looking to rest and refresh during the side’s Origin bye before they take on the Bulldogs in round 14.