NRL Blues ‘bad boy’ lands $1.2m payday in Queensland

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NSW Blues legends Robbie Farah, Josh Mansour, Aaron Woods and Greg Bird during their heyday in 2016. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.

A former NRL bad boy and Blues star has more than doubled his money thanks to Queensland ties he secured during a tumultuous period with the Titans.

Ex Cronulla Shark turned Gold Coast Titan Greg Bird made a fortuitous decision to sink $570,000 into a duplex about halfway through his six year stint in the Sunshine State.

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Greg Bird during his stint with the New South Wales Blues during the State of Origin II in June 2016. Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt.

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Greg and Becky Bird during a Melbourne Cup event on the Gold Coast. Picture: David Clark

Located walking distance from popular Nobby’s Beach, Mr Bird has now sold the three bed double storey home for $1.2m.

The Mermaid Beach property was put up for rent by Mr Bird in September 2015 at $660 per week, just a month after he and wife Rebecca – sister of former Newcastle Knights forward Robbie Rochow – bought a Broadbeach Waters home for $1.33m.

The Mermaid Beach duplex sold for $1.2m.

The property comes with a plunge pool.

Solid location just a short walk from the beach.

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Their second Queensland home was also put up for rent when the Titans released Mr Bird to let the controversial forward join English Super League side Catalans Dragons.

The Birds’ Broadbeach Waters property, which has a waterfront pool, was listed for rent at $2,000 a week in April last year, with the rent upped to $2,100 in May this year.

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