Try scoring machine Josh Addo-Carr’s isn’t just the fastest man in the NRL (or as he puts it “I go alright”). He’s also pretty ripped. This fact has parts of the Internet low key losing their minds.
The Bulldogs winger, Josh Addo-Carr, looks like he’s got a good season ahead of him. After not being selected for State of Origin in 2022, he put on a great display in the UK for the Kangaroos, leading one commentator to suggest his return to the Blues this year for Origin One, alongside Latrell Mitchell, is inevitable.
A photo of him looking pretty ripped also has commenters on Instagram page Hello Sport somewhat stunned. The Aussie sport’s fan page posted a recent shot of Josh with his top off, captioning it “six pack city.” Others whipped in with remarks like: “Cheese grater city” and “Save the turtles plz fox [his nickname].”
Further funnies included: “Swole,” “Damn” and “Come on man, you make us all look bad.” Don’t be fooled though. What we’re just seeing is the end product of many years work. Josh has come a long way, speaking during an interview on the A Cuppa & A Yarn podcast about how he first started playing League in Earlwood when he was 3, before becoming a South Junior from 13 to about 17. He then got the chance to play for the Cronulla Sharks U20s, spent two years there, and then got the opportunity to go to West Tigers for a year.
“[It was] pretty much a train and trial contract. I thought I’d give it a red hot crack and I ended up playing 9 first grade games.”Josh Addo-Carr
He then moved to Melbourne and played for Melbourne Storm with some of the future “immortals” like Cameron Smith and Billy Slater, and is now at the Bulldogs. This comes after a lot of hard work (he used to wake up at 5am every morning to get to school), by surrounding himself with the right people (“I had good people, good family members around me along the way”) and a lot of self belief (“Ever since holding a ball I knew I wanted to play first grade…. no matter how long it took”).
He also spoke on the podcast about his nickname “fox” came about. Josh said his great grandfather’s last name was Wallace Fox and “when I first started playing football, mum started calling me brother fox and then everyone started calling me fox. Then it stuck with me ever since.”