Russell Buys Rugby Club

LATEST: Oscar-winning actor RUSSELL CROWE has bought a majority interest in Sydney, Australia, rugby club the Rabbitohs. The actor appeared at the club's general meeting yesterday (19MAR06), where his bid secured a 75.8 per cent majority vote - just above the 75 percent needed for a controlling interest. Crowe is a life-long fan of South Sydney rugby league team and joined forces with businessman PETER HOLMES A COURT to table the AUS$3 million ($2.1 million/GBP1.2 million) offer to privatise the club.


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