Brett Kimmorley has always been one of the good guys in sport, both on and off the field. He's also proven himself to be a likeable media commentator on the game of rugby league, which he played at the highest level for 16 years.
Tragedy struck his life in March this year, when his wife Sharnie died from brain cancer. The Kimmorleys had four daughters together. The entire rugby league community has since rallied around the family, and the man known as "Noddy" has resumed his media duties.
On Wednesday night on the Fox Sports show League Life, Kimmorley was talking about the upcoming Beanies for Brain Cancer NRL Round.
Like Hughes, Kimmorley is a 40-year-old from Newcastle. Having recently lost his wife to the disease, there could have been no more appropriate spokesman.
Kimmorley handled himself fantastically. When asked what it means to him to see the NRL embrace this cause, it broke just about everyone's hearts to see him battle through his response. The link below takes you to the video.
The response from the rugby league community to the highly emotional interview was fantastic. Sometimes, sport really does lift the human spirit.
No words to explain the feeling of watching Brett Kimmorley on #leaguelife. Noddy, your courage is heart breaking and inspiring all at once.— The Oh Errol Girls (@oherrol) 17 de maio de 2017
So touching to see Brett Kimmorley on #LeagueLife. Poor man. Must take a lot of courage to talk about such a raw, private ordeal so publicly— Brittany Carter (@_BrittanyCarter) 17 de maio de 2017
Even those who are no fans of the game of rugby league had to admire Noddy's guts.
I hate the NRL but want to hold Brett Kimmorley after watching that interview to let his family know they will never be alone. Heartbreaking— David Baron (@nuffnuff68) 18 de maio de 2017
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