Russell Crowe has gone biking and bowling with his last-place Australian rugby league team.
It was the first session the Oscar-winning actor has led since officially taking over the South Sydney Rabbitohs with businessman Peter Holmes a Court on June 8.
Despite the rainy weather, “I think the big thing was just doing something as a team, as a unit,” captain Peter Cusack said of Tuesday’s session. “It was still training, still getting something out of it with the bike ride.”
Crowe later gave the National Rugby League team, which has won only one of 18 matches this season, a pep talk about the future.
“He just spoke about what we were doing, where we were going,” Cusack said. “I think what he expects is that we win as many games as we can and have a good platform ... for next year.”
Crowe, 42, won an Oscar for 2000’s “Gladiator.” He received Oscar nominations for his performances in “The Insider” and “A Beautiful Mind.”