Cody Walker postpones wedding to say ‘I do’ to Brad Fittler’s NSW Blues

“We thought, ‘if we can’t have the wedding we’re hoping for, we’ll postpone it’,” he said.

“She [Nellie] has seen a lot of marriage posts at the moment, so she’s a bit down. But nobody planned for this to happen.

Cody Walker postponed his wedding because of Origin and said "I do'' to Freddy.

Cody Walker postponed his wedding because of Origin and said “I do” to Freddy.
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“We locked it in at the start of the year. We got engaged in December last year. We always thought about having it around now.

“We tried to hold off postponing as long as we could. There was a bit of chat about Origin and all those things. And being in the bubble the next four weeks, I couldn’t have gone in and out of the bubble.

“It was best to call it early. We have a lot of family coming from long distances to travel down and they were going to make a weekend of it.”

About 200 people were due to celebrate the wedding at Watsons Bay. South Sydney and NSW teammate Damien Cook joked he was desperate to be part of the wedding party, but Walker nominated his three older brothers and two cousins.

The 30-year-old knows he will get the chance to celebrate a big day with the mother of his two children eventually. He’s just as certain he will cope much better in his second Origin stint than his first.

How Walker will be used off the bench remains a mystery. Even Fittler said he was not sure and did not want to give it too much thought for fear he would ”outsmart myself”.

Walker made his debut in Origin I last year at five-eighth, was dragged mid-game and then returned to try and make an impact. But he was quickly dropped, and Walker was mature enough to discuss it with Fittler.

“I spoke [with Fittler] about how I was a little disappointed with how it all went down, and I was open and honest with him,” Walker said.

“When the team was announced [for Origin II last year] I didn’t get a phone call and I said I was quite disappointed in not getting a phone call, but he said, ‘sorry, there are a lot of things going on’, and I understood that.

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“The No.1 thing is to get the win. I’ve grown up supporting the Blues for as long as I can remember. I remember watching it on TV … I absolutely love the Blues and supported them a long time.”

Fittler admired the way Walker still tried to make things happen that night at Suncorp Stadium. He said no player had finished the past two NRL seasons in better form than the Souths star.

“I’m grateful for another opportunity, they don’t come around too often,” Walker said.

“My confidence definitely took a hit [last year]. In terms of how much, I’m not sure. I didn’t recapture the form that had got me in there until the back end of the season.”

Fittler said: “Cody

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Ask Brad: What Shopping Apps Do You Use?

By: Brad Wilson, National Lifestyle Content Desk

In this week’s Q&A, Brad Wilson from Brad’s Deals answers questions on his favorite shopping strategies — and how to use technology to find the best deals.

Q: What’s your strategy for getting everyone crossed off that shopping list?

Brad: Sometimes figuring out what to buy for someone can be hard. When that comes up, I definitely make it a point to regularly check out the Brad’s Deals Holiday Gift Guide. It has tons of giftable options at different price ranges, and new deals are added throughout the holiday season. There are classic gift items, and also creative, outside-the-box ideas. You can view the gift guide online and through our mobile apps.

Q: When it comes to online tools, what do you prefer using?

Brad: I love using the combination of the Brad’s Deals app and deal alerts. It is such a timesaver. I just go to the “Deal Alerts” section on the app, and enter keywords or brands, and then select if I want an email notification, a text notification, or both. I usually go with the text notification. That way I find out right away when a new deal is posted that matches my alert. Once I’ve ordered what I need, I can turn off the alert (and probably set a few more).

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