12 September, 2016. 12:05
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Despite finishing their season with a hard fought 22-28 loss in the Group 14 grand final against the Gilgandra Panthers on Saturday, The Gulgong Bull Terriers’ have had their spirits lifted by a surprise appearance from Prime Minister Turnbull at their Mad Monday celebrations today.
The proud rugby league club, who’s first grade players have been drinking for close to 72 hours now, roared as their humble Prime Minister arrived at their kick-ons, coming good on a promise he had made to captain ‘Dodger’ Gleeson during the the pre-election campaign last year.
Turnbull had organised a chartered jet to take him directly to the Mudgee airport, having landed back in Sydney this morning after flying back from the G20 summit in Hangzhou this morning.
The PM arrived at the Gulgong Commercial hotel at around 10 o’clock this morning and is believed to have entered the public bar dressed as former West Coast Eagles AFL star Ben Cousins – shirtless with a fake ‘Such is Life’ tattoo across his stomach and a pair of servo sunnies around his neck.
The Prime Minister later put on a T-shirt for the official photographs, pointing out that the last thing he wanted was for someone to ‘pull a Monahan’ and get photographed doing the wrong thing.
As a special guest at the sacred Mad Monday celebrations, Turnbull was given the opportunity to pick which players were forced to do the nudie run across town this morning. Pub owner, Heath Bowley says the PM decided on anyone who hadn’t scored a try this season and anyone who was a card carrying member of the CFMEU Mining division.
It is believed that around twenty minutes ago, Turnbull asked a staffer to clear his schedule and order him a parmie as the boys begin their annual pool stick jousting competition. He is in a stable condition.