Fittler says he'll ride Hogs for the Homeless again

Brad Fittler
Brad Fittler Patrick Gorbunovs

NRL legend Brad Fittler has vowed to return to the Hogs for the Homeless charity motorcycle ride for a third consecutive year.

Fittler was at Lennox Head on Monday as he and his team reached the tail end of their journey.

"It's a tough ride but we always turn up to people happy to see us," Fittler said.

"I hope it just keeps growing and we'll try and get a few more players involved next year."

Q&A: Fittler's predictions for this year's NRL season

Fittler was joined by Ian Schubert as they visited various schools across the region.

Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh and recently retired Dragons centre Matt Cooper started the ride but had to leave for other commitments.

Yamun-Ginda Kelly, 6, of Ballina at the Lennox Head coaching clinic.
Yamun-Ginda Kelly, 6, of Ballina at the Lennox Head coaching clinic.

The ride aims to raise money for Father Chris Riley and his Youth off the Streets program in Sydney.

The 12-day journey has seen them travel across NSW and culminates with a lap around ANZ before Roosters take on Souths in the opening game of the NRL season tomorrow night.

"I had a new bike this year and if it wasn't for NSW Rugby League none of this would be possible so we thank them," Fittler said.

Lennox Head Junior Rugby League players turned out for a one-hour coaching clinic with Fittler at Williams Reserve.

Most age divisions still need plenty of numbers for the upcoming season.

Q&A: Fittler's predictions for this year's NRL season

The new NRL season starts tomorrow. Here are some of Freddy Fittler's predictions and thoughts for the coming season:

Why the Roosters will go back-to-back?

They'll be really hard to stop.

I spoke to Robbo (Roosters coach Trent Robinson) after the World Club Challenge and he said what a great preparation that was.

I think they have an advantage coming into the season having had such a good win in a prestigious game.

Who will play in the halves for the Blues in State of Origin this year?

Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney.

They'll keep them there for sure.

Todd Carney would have to be a chance though.

A few things went wrong last year but they have to keep Mitch at halfback.

How the body pulled up after making his return to the game playing in the Auckland Nines.

I need to play on pristine, soft surfaces these days.

I did my hip flexor at the Nines and the injury seems to be working its way down into my knees.

I'll definitely be back again next year though.

Molly Tymons, 6, of Ballina at the Lennox Head coaching clinic.
Molly Tymons, 6, of Ballina at the Lennox Head coaching clinic.

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