He’s been found guilt of glassing his ex-girlfriend and covering it up, but as Greg Bird’s legal team appeal the decision – he must be thankful for strong support he is getting from his current club; French outfit – Catalans Dragons.
While the Catalans aren’t sitting too highly on the Super League ladder, with Greg Bird on the field they have shown enough to trouble most sides and that explains why they are sticking by their man.
With Bird still having visa problems entering the UK, his current position is extremely tricky and unlike the Sharks in the NRL, the Catalans outfit have stood by Bird unbelievably.
While there was talk of Bird returning to the NRL after his ban, much has changed since that time. The Cronulla side continues to bumble along badly, with pressure mounting on their coach Ricky Stuart, current CEO Tony Zappia who knows Bird well is a possible candidate to replace Denis Fitzgerald at Parramatta and the Sharks might not have room, or funds to accomodate their former star.
But besides all this, Bird may not want to ever re-join the mob that kicked him onto the street and left him in the cold.
If his form continues and visa issues can be sorted out, it looks more and more likely Greg Bird will repay the faith shown in him by the Catalans Dragons.
Playing for the French side allows Bird to avoid the media spotlight of the Australian Rugby League scene and earn greater dollars for many years to come.
Bird is being flown back to France, the Dragons in hope he is ready to face the Leeds Rhinos in a much hyped clash – however injury looks set to keep Bird off the field.
Bird is due back in Sydney on the 22nd of June for sentencing over his glassing.
What do you think of the Greg Bird situation? Should he remain in the UK Super League, will he return to the NRL and when? Will he rejoin the Sharks or another side? Comments below –