Wendell Sailor, Nathan Cleary

‘One Of The Greats Already’: Wendell Sailor Responds To Nathan Cleary Origin Narrative

Dual code legend Wendell Sailor has shut down any narrative that Penrith champion Nathan Cleary needs to own an Origin series to reach the next level of his career, declaring the playmaker is already “one of the greats”.


Sailor’s comments come after rugby league immortal Andrew Johns suggested Cleary’s “next challenge” is “owning an Origin series”.

While Sailor, a Maroons legend, said he understood where Johns was coming from, he explained why the 25-year-old has already proven himself to be one of the greatest.

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“I’ve got massive respect for Nathan Cleary,” Sailor said on Triple M’s Rush Hour.

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