After spending so many years in a committed exclusive relationship with the Melbourne Storm, Cooper Cronk is ready to spread his wings and become… The NRL Bachelor.
We’ve fast forwarded through the early episodes but for those who are interested:
- The Cowboys, Broncos, Titans, Warriors and Raiders were all eliminated after the first cocktail party for not being based in Sydney.
- The Knights had a single date with Cooper before being sent home after they told Cooper the truth about the M1
- When the Dragons and the Bulldogs learnt about Cooper’s price tag they couldn’t get out of the mansion quick enough
- Cooper let the Wests Tigers down gently by explaining that he wanted to play finals
- Despite purchasing a house on the lower north shore in Sydney Cooper explained to Manly that while he thought was Daly Cherry Evans was great he just couldn’t see it working out.
- And Cooper decided South Sydney and Penrith were only interested in him to grow their own profile so they could be invited to Spring Carnival events.
Which leaves us with our final three suitors;
The red hot favourite from the first episode, the Roosters can provide Cooper with everything he’s after in his final two years; money, final appearances and an eastern suburbs environment where more people are named Cooper than anywhere else in the world.
The bolter of the series who has come from nowhere to be a contender for Cooper’s heart thanks to Semi Radradra’s French adventure providing the salary cap space to buy Cooper nice things. Despite years of off field turmoil, the Eels are suddenly a possible love nest where Cooper could settle down.
Cooper’s recent property investment on the Insular Peninsula makes a Shire move unlikely meaning James Maloney could be left to continue his romantic BBQs for one at the Sharks.
Who will Cooper choose?