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Explained: Why Cleary was wearing weird face tape

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Rugby league followers had been left puzzled throughout Thursday evening’s Panthers and Rabbitohs conflict with Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary rocking a weird piece of face tape between his eyebrows.

Cleary produced arguably his finest sport of the season, controlling the play completely and including a attempt to his title in Penrith’s 20-12 win over South Sydney.

However, followers had been fast to level out the noticeable bandage on the halfback’s face.

According to Roosters nice Brad Fittler, the bandage between Cleary’s eyebrows was as a result of an an infection he suffered earlier within the week.

Cleary spent all of Wednesday evening within the hospital attempting to get his an infection fastened up.

“He might barely see the poor fella,” Fittler stated on Nine’s commentary.

“He had a little bit of an an infection the place he scratched it and spent final evening within the hospital attempting to eliminate the germ, no matter was inflicting the an infection.

“You have that form of factor in your face and you’ll come to a sport as a halfback and assume, ‘You know what, I’d simply put the go well with on and cross the ball round’.

“He will get the ball, loads of hit-ups, robust runs.

“What slightly warrior.”

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