Sharks ask Gallen to meet secret US billionaire

Sharks ask Gallen to meet secret US billionaire

NRL great Paul Gallen was asked to meet a secret billionaire while in America as part of a sponsorship push by Cronulla powerbrokers.

The former Sharks captain revealed on 2GB’s Wide World of Sports radio that Sharks CEO Dino Mezzatesta and chairman Steve Mace will fly to New York next week to meet the mystery money man.

Gallen – who led Cronulla to a drought-breaking premiership in 2016 and later made a name, and plenty of money, for himself as a boxer – was asked to join the pair after working for Nine at the Las Vegas double header on Sunday.

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“That’s true,” Gallen told 2GB host Mark Levy during Monday night’s program.

“Dino Mezzatesta and Steve Mace, as far as I know, will be flying in a private jet from Las Vegas to New York, spending a couple of days in New York and will be meeting this particular person.

“Hopefully trying to get some sponsorship, I don’t know whether they will or not.

“Apparently he’s got plenty of dollars and he’s a big Sharkies fan, lives over there in America, he’s involved in IT.”

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Gallen joked he had to turn Mezzatesta, Mace and the billionaire down given his media responsibilities in Australia.

The retired forward is a regular on Levy’s radio show as well as Nine’s 100% Footy and NRL broadcasts.

“You wouldn’t let me off though mate, so I’ll be home ready to rip in,” he joked to Levy.

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