Rugby League players from Australia and New Zealand appear in a nude calendar launched at Aussie Stadium in Sydney on September 27, with a proportion of the proceeds going to Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The calendar, shot by photographer Pedro Virgil, features Paul Whatuira (West Tigers), Brent Webb (Auckland Warriors), Johnathan Thurston (Nth Qld Cowboys), Justin Hodges (Brisbane Broncos), Ben Ross (Cronulla Sharks), Amos Roberts (Sydney Roosters), Ashley Harrison (Sydney Roosters), Riley Brown (Newcastle Knights), Nick Youngquest (Penrith Panthers), Stuart Webb (Sydney Roosters), Greg Bird (Cronulla Sharks), Michael Witt (Manly Sea Eagles), Liam Fulton (West Tigers).
Michael Witt (born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia on January 1, 1984) is a rugby league player from the New Zealand Warriors and is one of the rising stars of the National Rugby League competition. One of the sport's most accomplished goalkickers, his position is either halfback or five-eighth and his down-to-earth attitude, dedication, natural talent and ability have won him many fans, as well as his boy next door good looks which have made him one of the NRL's pin-up players, having appeared in various rugby league charity calendars and women's magazines.
Liam Mark Fulton (born August 8, 1984 in Westmead, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League competition. His position of choice is at Lock. He attended Westfield Sports High School and captained the SG Ball team to victory in the Grand Final in 2002 whilst playing for the Western Suburbs Magpies. He again tasted Grand Final success in 2005 when the Wests Tigers defeated the North Queensland Cowboys to win the club's first NRL premiership. However this early success in his career has been tempered with a serious shoulder injury in the opening game of the 2006 season, which ruled out the lightweight backrower from playing for the whole year. Whilst in his first year of the Top grade 2003 was rumoured to dating swim star Jodie Henry.
In late 2005, Liam was one of 12 of the hottest players in the NRL that posed for the League Of Their Own 2006 calendar that was produced in the style of the famous Dieux du Stade calendars and DVD to raise money for the Koori Kids foundation.
In 2006, Liam also appeared in the Naked Rugby League 2007-08 charity calendar, with its sales to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.Liam is also one of the NRL's most colourful characters with his boyish and cheeky nature, often playing pranks on his fellow teammates or on various media personalities.