ALL your favourite NRL players will be shedding their footballer identities and becoming superheroes with Captain America and Ironman going head-to-head in a clash not to be missed.
The Sydney Roosters will become a team of Captain America’s when they play St. George Illawarra who will wear an Ironman jersey designed exclusively by ISC in Round 21.
Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello can’t wait to wear the red, white and blue but of a different nature. “I love it Captain America is red, white and blue similar to the Roosters so I think it fits in perfectly,” Minichiello said.
With kids loving the Marvel Superheros thanks to movies like The Avenger’s, Minichiello believes this is a perfect opportunity to engage children in the game.
“A lot of little kids look up to NRL players and Roosters players and having that attachment to a Marvel superhero as well it adds a bit more excitement.
“It’s a great concept and I’m really looking forward to the game.”
While the Dragons may be turning in Ironmen, Minichiello says the Roosters are ready to channel their inner Captain America and walk away with the win.
“So many people are into the characters so no doubt there will be a bit of banter going on that week with Captain America versing Ironman. “Of course we think Captain America can win!
“It’s going to be a tough game against the dragons but hopefully we can get the upper hand over Ironman,” he said. Manly will be departing from their traditional maroon and white kit and will be in Wolverine yellow for a night when they take on the Brisbane Broncos at Brookvale Oval. The Raiders will be a green machine of a different kind in a Hulk inspired jerseys while the Cowboys become Thor.