Bulldogs star Brent Naden surprises a crowded airport because he fears the life of a Channel Nine reporter – who only stops calling himself a very rude name.
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Bulldogs back Brent Naden has taken out a classic jump scare on Channel Nine reporter Emma Lawrence – shocking him so much that he had to stop calling himself “Mom ***”.
Canterbury’s new recruits arrived at Brisbane Airport on Friday afternoon before the dog’s magic round opener against the Knights.
Emma Lawrence, 26, who joined Nine last year after leaving Channel 10 News, was spotted.
Naden stunned NRL rugby league reporter Emma Lawrence, scaring her as she prepared for the live cross.
Naden went up to Lawrence’s side and shouted in his ear as she prepared for the live cross – shocking him and everyone around him.
Lawrence turned around and muttered, “Mom …” before stopping to swear.
The reporter posted Naden’s joke on his Instagram story on Friday night with the caption: ‘Thanks for the heart attack @ bnaden3’.
Lawrence posted the jump scare on her Instagram story, with Naden joking that she had a ‘heart attack’.
NRL on Nine re-posted the fear on Instagram on Saturday morning with the caption: ‘News crosses are not easy’.
Wide World of Sports rugby league presenter James Brassey is heard laughing in the video and saying, ‘What were you going to say there, Emma?’
The journalist was stunned and said ‘Mother ..’
The reporter is the sister of former West Tigers star Chris Lawrence, who played 253 games at the club from 2006-2020.
Lawrence made his debut for the Tigers as a 17-year-old schoolboy on the eve of his HSC exams, and retired in 2020 after a career with hip and facial injuries.
Emma Lawrence is pictured with brother Chris Lawrence, who played 253 games for the West Tigers.
Naden did not laugh a few hours after his practical joke, as the Bulldogs lost 16-6 to the Knights in a humiliating team performance.
Matt Duffy’s second blooper in several weeks summed up the night in Canterbury, as fullback Matt Clooney fell for a dummy in which he had no teammates to pass.
The Bulldogs went down the aisle with just two wins in 10 games and fans pointed out they were “worse than last year.”
In front of 30,220 people in the opening game of the Magic Round, the Knights did enough to snap a seven-game losing streak and get off the table.
Knights halfback Adam Clooney scored an unbeaten run by selling a dummy to Bulldogs fullback Matt Duffy – keeping the icing on Newcastle’s 16-6 victory.
Walking 6-6 at halftime, Barrett’s Bulldogs proved once again that they are struggling to put points on the scoreboard.
Canterbury went out lightly, with Knights prop Daniel Saffiti rejecting attempts to block, while forwards Leo Thompson and Pasami Saulo both hit the ball into the triline.
The Bulldogs sit at four competition points after 10 rounds, putting even more pressure on coach Trent Barrett.