Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Chip off Old Block; Sironen's Son, Nephew, Making Their Mark in Rugby League

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Chip off Old Block; Sironen's Son, Nephew, Making Their Mark in Rugby League

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MITCHELL CRAIG

LEAGUE REPORTER

FORMER Australian and New South Wales front-rower Paul Sironen admits he didn't care whether his son Curtis became a rugby league player or not.

The 18-year-old five-eighth made his debut for the Wests Tigers against the North Queensland Cowboys at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday.

C[pounds sterling]The important thing was that he grew up to be a good kid before anything else,C[yen] Sironen said.

C[pounds sterling]I think that's what most parents want and anything else is a bonus.

C[pounds sterling]Having me as an old man meant he was probably always going to play a bit of footy and I'm really pleased for him.

C[pounds sterling]Curtis played about 30 minutes on the weekend and he looked really comfortable out there.C[yen]

Sironen is in town with Max Krilich and other former rugby league players with the NSW Origin Legends program.

They played in a Charity Golf Day at the Lismore Workers Golf Club yesterday and attended a dinner at the Lismore Workers Club last night. …

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