Brent Naden terrorizes Emma Lawrence during the Channel 9 NRL telecast

A cheeky NRL star got the last laugh at a Channel 9 reporter when he left her absolutely terrified at a crossroads on live TV.

If only opponents were afraid of Bulldogs like this unsuspecting reporter.

Canterbury city center Brent Naden scared the hell out of Channel 9 NRL reporter Emma Lawrence during a live telecast when he snuck behind her at the airport, walked over to her ear and made a loud noise.

Lawrence was terrified as she turned before relief washed over her and she managed to smile.

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Luckily for viewers, he did well to hold his tongue amidst the shock, so no beeps were required.

Lawrence posted a clip of the incident on his Instagram account with the caption: “Heart rate keeps going down (laughing emoji).”


Unfortunately for Bulldogs this season, their bark is much worse than their bite. Despite recruiting players like Naden, Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr, Paul Vaughan and Matt Dufty, Trent Barrett’s troops continued to fight and found themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard with just two wins in 10 games.

It was terrible Friday night to kick off the Magic Round in Brisbane, going down 16-6 to Newcastle in one of the worst games of the year.

The Dogs couldn’t hold the ball and were their worst enemy, which Barrett is getting used to admitting every week.

“It’s disappointing,” he said at the post-match press conference.

“I think he probably summed up the unforced errors and the set-ends at the crucial moments throughout the year. They are brave and they try hard but it is not enough to make you win games.

“Until we learn to eliminate those individual mistakes we are making, increase the pressure and bring out the right kick at the right time.

“I look like a broken record with press conferences because it’s the same every week. It’s not good enough. “

Barrett said “everyone” needs to step up, not just the new recruits who were supposed to get Canterbury back into action after a hard trot in recent years.

“I’m not going to pinpoint any individual, I thought across the board we’re just making too many mistakes and it’s making things too hard for ourselves,” he said.

“I think everyone has to take a look at themselves.”

Originally published as Terrific moment for the Australian journalist during the live TV cross