Footy star is hailed as a hero after saving screaming woman from vicious attack by a man on the Gold Coast: ‘I put him in a choke hold and pinned him down’
- Former NRL star Brett White saved a woman on Gold Coast
- Victim was being assaulted by a man at Surfers Paradise
- White, 40, intervened and held man until police arrived
- Ex prop is working with the Titans as a defensive coach
Former NRL enforcer Brett White has been lauded after saving a woman who was being viciously attacked on a Queensland street.
The premiership winner with the Melbourne Storm is now based on the Gold Coast as part of the Titans coaching staff.
When he saw the woman getting punched and kicked on Tuesday night at Surfers Paradise, White, 40, didn’t hesitate to intervene.
‘I just did what I think any bloke would do in that situation,’ White told Wide World of Sports.
‘I heard a woman screaming and I could see out the window a bloke was punching her, pulling her hair and kicking her in the head…. so I ran out and told the missus to call the cops.
‘I came in behind him, put him in a choker hold and pinned him down for about five minutes until the cops arrived.’
White also revealed the man was known to police and the victim was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Former NRL enforcer Brett White has been lauded after saving a woman who was being viciously attacked on the Gold Coast (White is pictured, with wife Cassie)
A premiership winner with the Melbourne Storm, White (wearing No.17) is also known for his infamous on field brawl with Steve Price, where the Queensland front-rower was left unconscious in game three of the 2009 series (pictured)
A witness stated his relief that White was on the scene as the ‘guy was really doing her over’.
A Dragons junior, White made his NRL debut in 2005 and went onto play in multiple grand finals, snaring a premiership in 2007 in Melbourne’s win over the Sea Eagles.
The no frills prop is also known for his infamous on field brawl with Steve Price, where the Queensland front-rower was left unconscious in game three of the 2009 series.
After retiring in 2014, White worked under Ricky Stuart at the Raiders before relocating to the Glitter Strip in the off-season after he was sounded out by Justin Holbrook.
White finished his playing career with the Canberra Raiders (pictured) in 2014 before going into coaching – a role he currently holds with the Gold Coast Titans
‘We are all thrilled that Brett is joining us at the Titans,’ the coach said in August.
‘Brett is outstanding tactically and is a coach who has hard and tough standards of defence.
‘He’s learnt his craft under coaches like Craig Bellamy and Ricky Stuart and he is someone who will put a focus on hard work and effort.
‘When our search began for this role, we quickly identified Brett as the person that we wanted to join our staff.’
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