Nathan Cleary, the NRL grand final hero who plays for the Penrith Panthers, made a statement by traveling 4000km across the country to support Mary Fowler, a star of the Australian women's national soccer team, the Matildas. The NRL player was spotted at Optus Stadium in Perth, where Fowler was playing in a series of Olympics qualifying matches.
Their rumored relationship began to surface after they were seen together twice, first taking a walk along Nepean River and later sharing ice cream at a promotional event. Fans of both codes quickly dubbed them as Australian sport's latest power couple. Cleary's decision to be present at Fowler's match further adds fuel to the rumors.
Cleary missed out on the Australian Kangaroos Pacific Championships series due to a knee injury he sustained during the NRL Grand Final. While his teammates were battling against New Zealand in Melbourne, Cleary chose to be in Perth supporting the Matildas. Nearly 60,000 spectators attended the game, including Cleary, who was seen interacting with excited fans outside the stadium.
Neither Cleary nor Fowler has commented on the dating speculation, but their actions speak volumes. Both have chosen to remain silent regarding their possible blossoming romance. Cleary, who ended his previous relationship last year, expressed the desire to keep his personal life private. When asked directly about his connection with Fowler, Cleary declined to comment.
However, Cleary's halves partner, Jarome Luai, indirectly confirmed the rumors by suggesting that Cleary was the most likely teammate to date a Matilda. Luai emphasized Cleary's shyness and his own attempts to gather more information about the potential relationship.
As the rumors continue to swirl, fans eagerly await any further developments between Nathan Cleary and Mary Fowler, both of whom are popular figures in Australian sports.