James Tedesco solves the NRL’s biggest mystery: why he keeps flashing his backside at fans
James Tedesco Solves The NRL’s Biggest Mystery: Why He Keeps Flashing His Bum At Fans Despite Taking Drastic Measures To Control His Butt
- Blues skipper James Tedesco says his shorts are the main target for tacklers
- The 29-year-old’s backside has flashed NRL fans more than six times this year
- The Roosters star wears two layers of compact compression under his shorts
Blues fullback James Tedesco has maintained that the recurring malfunction in the shorts that has made him the NRL’s biggest flasher is pure coincidence and that even three layers of protection isn’t enough to keep his butt off the telly.
Tedesco’s cheeks were last featured prominently in game one of State of Origin when a tackle from Cameron Munster clawed off the NSW skipper’s pants.
Blues fullback James Tedesco had his shorts pulled down after a Cameron Munster tackle in game one from home
More than six times this season, the Roosters captain has inadvertently put his butt front and center, including in the Anzac Day clash against St George and twice in the next round against the Bulldogs.
The 29-year-old says his shorts are the main target for opponents because his jersey is too tight to grip.
‘I wear shorts, plus my BSc Skins [compression shorts]plus parakeet smugglers,” Tedesco told the Sydney Morning Herald†
“I don’t really button up the shorts because everything underneath keeps everything tight.
“Sometimes I feel like I run into tackles and people take whatever they can get. It’s not like I go out with underwear and loose shorts – it’s all kept pretty compact there.’
Tedesco has unintentionally flaunted his cheeks more than six times this season. H thinks tacklers go for his shorts because his jersey is too hard to grab
Tedesco’s recent form has been excellent, running 266 meters and making eight tackles for a losing Blues team during Origin one.
After training in preparation for the second game in Perth on Sunday, Tedesco signed a jersey for a fan before a father whistled from the gate and said: ‘Make sure your shorts stay up.’
Tedesco in action for the blues at game two training camp in Perth this Sunday, where he’s been under the high ball of Burton and Cleary’s boots
The dual premiership win has had enough to distract his mind from another wardrobe malfunction as he’s been given the task of catching bombs from Matt Burton and Nathan Cleary’s boots during NSW camp.
The 22-year-old Bulldog has made a claim as the leader of the NRL’s bomb disposal service and was seen attempting 60 yards against the Panthers earlier this year.
Burto definitely has the bigger shoe, but Nath is more precise and his kicks move a bit more. Burton put some on training [on Wednesday] before us. It was a great training,” Tedesco said.
Burton’s kick will help five-eighth Jarome Luai, who struggled to fire during the loss to Queensland.