13 MARCH 2005
The Sunday Roast is a live panel show that tears into the characters
and controversies of rugby league. Hosted by Andrew Voss, the panel
includes "enforcers" Mark Geyer, Matthew Johns and Paul Kent
(Daily Telegraph sports writer)
Roast (l-r) in the screencap: Mark Geyer, Andrew Voss (Host), Matthew
Johns and Paul Kent (Daily Telegraph sports writer) (Matthews Johns
is also Reg Reagan on the Footy Show)
Mark Geyer (MG) on a new NRL TV show 'Sunday Roast'.
(Here is a rough transcript, due to cross talk on the panel it was hard
to get it all...)
Andrew Voss: Just a quick question, hands up who was on A
Current Affair this week? MG! What's the story with leg, I was speaking
to Bob, Bob DeNiro??? and he's pretty concerned about it with ... what's
the story with Russell Crowe? What is the latest, with the leg, and
the compensation claim, and all the rest?
Mark Geyer: Well, the latest is I go a call from Russell the
other week. He said, <puts on a really deep voice>, "Hi Mark,
it's Maximus." <Everyone laughs> Everything is cool. I spoke
to Russell, it was a bit of a misunderstanding. It's 8 weeks now since
I broke the leg, and the medical bills are starting to build up a bit,
I just wanted find out whether...
Paul Kent: Have you got the check?
Mark Geyer: No, not yet, but it's all resolved. It's all resolved.
Matthew Johns: It's in the mail, it's in the mail, Australia Post, I
Mark Geyer: He went out of his way to...Spud Carroll was in charge so,
Andrew Voss: So it's as straight forward as that, Spud forgot to lodge
the insurance claim...
Mark Geyer: Spud forgot to have us all insured, all the players insured
up there on the day. Quite frankly, if something more sinister happened
to a player, other than breaking a leg, like a broken neck, someone
would have been in a lot of trouble. So I think Spud learned a lesson.
I think we all have. I won't be playing in any Sevens in the near future.
Andrew Voss: Great news, great news, and Russell, will he call you,
keep in contact, will he call anytime?
Mark Geyer: I think I'm an extra in Eucalyptus, with Hugo Weaving ...
Matthew Johns: Don't hold your breath!
Sunday, 13 MARCH 2005
Footy Show( l-r) in the screencap: Mario Fenech, Phil Gould, Paul Vautin
(Host) and Paul Harragon
[The former Brisbane, Queensland and Australian captain and an NRL http://www.nrl.com/
Board Member, Gorden Tallis interviews Russell Crowe]
Paul Vautin: Thanks Gorden, excellent work there. Look he's a lovely
bloke, he's earning plenty, he's tipping some in to the game to help
rugby league. He's a ... isn't he passionate?
Mario Fenech: He's a great bloke too. One thing I've realised about
Russell he's a big star, but he's just a footy bloke.
Paul Vautin: You were at a competition recently ...
Mario Fenech: He loves Souths, he does a lot of stuff behind the scenes.
He's a passionate league man. It's great for rugby league to have a
man of his calibre. He's a real good knockabout bloke. And he's organised
Souths http://www.souths.com.au an extra $250,000 with the advertising
of 'Cinderella Man' so ...
Paul Vautin: Which opens in Australia in October it's a boxing movie
Mario Fenech: ... boxing movie, it's going to be fantastic!