Golf pro turned world’s sexiest woman Paige Spiranac shows off her footy skills at a training session with Manly – and impresses the players by kicking a goal and drilling the tackling bag
- Paige Spiranac is now Down Under
- Surprise appearance at Manly training
- She showed off impressive footy skills
The world’s sexiest woman, Paige Spiranac, has made a surprising career move after giving up professional golf to focus on modelling and social media: rugby league.
The glamorous 29-year-old American was a surprise guest at Manly Sea Eagles training on Wednesday, after showing three of the club’s stars a thing or two on the course.
Amassing 3.7million Instagram followers since leaving her pro career behind, Spiranac is now an ambassador for multiple companies to go with her own subscriber-only ‘OnlyPaige’ website.
Paige Spiranac partned up with Manly prop Toafofoa Sipley to take on Reuben Garrick and Jake Trbojevic in a nine-hole game of golf on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Wednesday
Spiranac takes to the tackle bag with gusto at Manly’s home ground, Brookvale Oval
Spiranac has over 3.7million followers on Instagram as well as a subscription-only website since she quit professional golf
Before she donned a Manly jersey to play footy on Brookvale Oval, Spiranac teamed up with hulking prop Toafofoa Sipley to take on Reuben Garrick and Jake Trbojevic in a nine-hole game at the picturesque Bayview Golf Club in Mona Vale, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Despite sinking a roughly eight-foot putt described as ‘clutch’ by Garrick, and striking some sweetly-timed drives, Spiranac and Sipley went down by one stroke – but it only got the American even more fired up.
They then returned to the club’s home ground, Brookvale Oval, where Spiranac showed she was far from a one-trick pony.
Ex-AFL star Dale Thomas (left) caddied for Paige Spiranac (2L) as she and Sipley went down to Reuben Garrick (2R) and Jake Trbojevic (right)
Spiranac said if she was ever given something to tackle ‘just know I’m going all out’ – and tackled the bag so hard she almost faceplanted
The athletic former golf pro, who has been featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition and was named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ in Maxim’s Hot 100 list last year, took to tackling with aplomb.
She sent the tackle bag flying with all the grace and determination of a footy player, remarking: ‘If you give me something to tackle just know I’m going all out, lol’, on a photo of her tackling it so hard she was about to faceplant on the ‘Brookie’ turf.
To prove it was no fluke, Spiranac then banged home a goalkick from right in front, jumping up and down in delight as it sailed over the cross bar.
She was there for betting company PointsBet alongside Aussie ambassador Dale Thomas, the ex-Magpies cult figure, who also caddied and kept score.