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Lleyton in rugby uniform

John.Charles
09-22-2002, 06:45 PM
WOW he's amazingly PALE!!


http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020922/capt.1032716093.australia_hewitt_adel113.jpg

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Australia's tennis star Lleyton Hewitt raises his fingers after scoring a goal for his team Adelaide Australian Rules Football Club in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. Hewitt, number one in the world, who earlier had helped Australia beat India in the Davis Cup qualifying tie, wanted to play football for his favourite club

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020922/capt.1032716030.australia_hewitt_adel115.jpg

Scotso
09-22-2002, 06:47 PM
OMG Lleyt scored a goal! :bounce:

Static
09-22-2002, 07:02 PM
Yay he scored a goal! :D ... thank god he didn't get knocked out like Mathew Lloyd... that'd be scarry :o Anyways Go lleyton! So multi talented :p Thnx for the pics too!

Peridotpixie
09-22-2002, 07:23 PM
Short-shorts really don't flatter him.

Angele
09-22-2002, 07:34 PM
:o his legs are really pale :o If he had a tan though I bet the shorts wouldn't look half bad ;) :kiss:

Goonergal
09-22-2002, 08:24 PM
Omg @ the 1st Pic :o You'd think he'd get some sun in Adelaide! Thanx 4 posting the pics jcsting :D :bounce: 4 Lleyt scoring a goal :bounce: Well Done Lleyt! :D I like his gumshield :o lmao! :p

thank god he didn't get knocked out like Mathew Lloyd... that'd be scarry :o

I'll never forget that hit until the day I die :o

KaseyL
09-22-2002, 09:52 PM
a similar pic of Lleyton in his footy outfit

KaseyL
09-22-2002, 09:54 PM
and the article:

Hewitt finds aces in pack

By JILL PENGELLEY

23sep02

Herald Sun

IN famous centre-court style, Lleyton Hewitt double-pumped his clenched fists, yelling at the crowd to cheer him on.






Before 20,000 fans, the world's number one (tennis player) had just snapped a goal at the scoreboard end of Adelaide Oval.

Over four quarters of yesterday's charity Slowdown III, Adelaide's most famous athlete impressed with his skills and his ability to evade tackles.

Like a greyhound racing a basset, he left stocky Port legends George Fiacchi and Russell Ebert in his dust.

Erin Phillips was another story.

The 17-year-old daughter of Port Adelaide great Greg Phillips dragged Hewitt all over the ground.

At half-time in what had otherwise been a lazy game – lazy handpasses, lazy tackling, lazy umpiring – the sweat in the Crows' changeroom told a different story.

"She's one of the best girl footballers I've ever seen," Hewitt conceded.

"She reads the play better than I do and she seemed pretty quick."

About the game itself, he said: "I'm definitely not the greatest footballer out there but it's great to be playing with people I idolised as a kid."

With that, it was back up the race for the second half and two more Hewitt goals to see him finish top scorer for the match.

When he wasn't kicking them he was setting them up.

A handsome stab pass from Hewitt to former Crow Matthew Liptak was converted to an easy six points in front of the Bradman stand.

A Crows fan, Hewitt once aspired to play league football but at 12 chose tennis instead.

The McGuinness-McDermott Foundation fundraiser featured football greats from the past 30 years, including Graham Cornes, Greg Anderson, Rodney Maynard and Wayne Weidemann.

Tony McGuinness hinted there might have been a gentlemen's agreement not to end Hewitt's tennis career with a heavy tackle.

"But he's so obviously extremely talented that he just ran his way out of trouble," he said.

Nervous parents Cherilyn and Glynn Hewitt watched from the stands.

"I thought he played pretty well," said Glynn, who himself played more than 300 league games for West Adelaide, Woodville and South Adelaide in the SANFL, and 15 games for Richmond in the VFL.

The score hardly mattered but, at the final siren, the Crows Legends were one point up on the Port Legends.

A minute before the siren, Hewitt was whisked from the ground, security having assessed that the crowd which stormed the centre posed more threat than four quarters of footy. :D

Angele
09-22-2002, 10:02 PM
Thanks Ingrid :kiss: That pic is a bit better lol, you can't tell how pale he really is :o

juggler
09-23-2002, 04:07 AM
um...please dont call it a rugby uniform :P

on a side note the previous day to this match the real adelaide crows lost the preliminary final to collingwood 13.13 91 to 9.9. 63 in front of 89,000 at the MCG.

i would dare say lleyton wouldve been more upset that they lost that match than he wouldve been had they lost the doubles...well not quite i suppose :)

KaseyL
09-23-2002, 10:50 AM
There are several pics of Lleyton in action during the charity Footy match in Adelaide.

I've made a compilation of them:

(sorry for poor quality)

Mazza
09-23-2002, 01:19 PM
Thanks for all the pictures and articles! :D

Oh his legs! :o :o :p

shakya
09-23-2002, 06:33 PM
did he play in a real match or sumfing or just a training match???


i fink he looks stupid in tha suit with tha short pants and stupid shirt

but i still love him

ikke
09-23-2002, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the pix and the artical!!! He is so pale!!!

shakya
09-23-2002, 06:40 PM
don't laughf with pll who r pale
im even more pale then him

KaseyL
09-23-2002, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by shakya
did he play in a real match or sumfing or just a training match???
i fink he looks stupid in tha suit with tha short pants and stupid shirt



It was for charity. And that's the normal outfit for footy...

I prefer his tennis outfits too!

KaseyL
09-23-2002, 09:19 PM
another pic of Lleyton, when he was wearing that Crows shirt WITH his tennis shirt :o

(time that Kim is around again ;) )

KaseyL
09-24-2002, 02:33 PM
some more pics:

KaseyL
09-24-2002, 02:37 PM
another one that hasn't been posted yet, I think:

KaseyL
09-24-2002, 02:39 PM
There are plenty (twenty or more) on Getty Images btw!

If I have time I maybe will make another compilation of these. The quality is poor, as you need to buy them to get hold of a good quality, but oh well, Lleyton in footy outfit! ;)

C'mon_Lley
09-24-2002, 07:17 PM
First of all,
YAY!!!! for Lleyton being the top scorer! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

He hadn't played footy in 7 years and he scored 3 goals! I can't believe it! :D That boy is incredibly talented! I'm so proud! :angel:

Thanks everyone for the pics. So much is being made about Lleyton's "pale" legs and his outfit! I don't feel like any of you.

Lleyton wore that footy jumper to show his support to the crows who were playing prelims against Collingwood that day. I don't think fashion issue is important. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p He's not a celebrity or a model. He doesn't always have to worry about what he wears. We all know he's skinny kid. He doesn't have the sexiest legs or whatever (and he didn't get any sun in Adelaide) so, why are we making a big deal of this now? Besides its not his fault that the crows footy jumper is minging. :p I don't give a shit about what he wears! He has the cutest face ever! :angel: :hearts:

Personally, I think Lleyton looks adorable in the pics. :D He looks like a little boy who's just having the time of his life playing his favorite sport. LOVE the one where he's celebrating his goal!

That's my opinion! Take it or leave it! :D :p

YAY!!! :D :angel:
http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/10974502.jpg

Kerrin posted some pics of Lleyton playing footy which were taken by Robyn. She was at the footy match. :cool:

http://www.lleytonhewitt.biz/football.htm

juggler
09-25-2002, 09:53 AM
unfortunately i witnessed the collingwood defeat and was unable to make it back in time for the charity match. i wouldve liked to have gone though, just to see how well he played.

BTW Cmon_Lley im from adelaide too

anyway GO CROWS 2003!!!!!!!!

Jackie
09-28-2002, 02:42 PM
WOW! You got more Lleyton pics than I did and I was in Adelaide (I just got back...but unfortunaltely my luggage didn't make it). I don't think some overseas people realise this, but Lleyton was playing Aussie Rules, which is a totally different game to Rugby. Rugby is mainly played in NSW and Queensland, while Aussie Rules is most popular in SA and VIC...and Lleyton did play well, but I think there was sort of an agreement that they would go a bit easier on him so that he wouldn't get injured. I think all tennis fans are glad that Lleyton's match was not like the grand final today (Brisbane vs. Collingwood - it looked pretty rough)....yeah...and the Davis Cup was great too. If I can get access to a scanner I'll show you the program. There may be photos up on the Fanatics website (www.thefanatics.com)

Jackie
09-29-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by C'mon_Lley
First of all,
YAY!!!! for Lleyton being the top scorer! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

...and he didn't get any sun in Adelaide:D :p
http://www.archive.newspix.com.au/photolib/images/lores/10974502.jpg[/IMG]


Bullshit he didn't get any sun in Adelaide. I was there and it was sunny almost the whole time (Adelaide weather is better than Melbourne)...he just had half-white, half-tanned legs because they're usually covered up more

A-Rod
09-29-2002, 10:23 AM
*faints*

Jackie
09-29-2002, 11:52 AM
Why are you fainting?