Mixing footy and the weather in Armidale

Wacky weatherman Grant Denyer mixed his Sunrise television style with the Paramatta Eels rugby league players at Armidale yesterday.

The Seven Network show host shared the playing paddock at the University of New England (UNE) sporting grounds with the backdrop of a Paramatta Eels training session.

The Sydney players have been in the district all week for a pre-season training camp.

Grant completed six live weather crosses in which he interviewed UNE vice-chancellor Jim Barber and Eels prop Fuifui Moimoi – and even got some footy gear on for a tackling exercise. 

SportUNE operations manager Kath Hunt said there was a great turnout despite how early it started.

“He stuck around for a little while and had a chance to talk and cackle with all the people between crosses,” she said.

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