One Percenters: Fisher puts out the bait

by Sam Phillips and Beth Newman

Former Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher is back in Australia and on the grid, after his stint with English side Gloucester ended earlier this year. 

The prolific tweeter took to the social media platform to announce his return this week, and writing of his intent to "chase a job".

If the whispers on the streets are true, it doesn't seem like Fisher will be having to exert himself too much on that chase.

Eastwood goes west

There's been another ownership shakeup in the NRC.

Off the back of this week's announcement that the Vikings Group would be taking over the Canberra NRC side, the Western Sydney Rams are also set to find themselves in new hands.

The Rams' private owners are believed to have offloaded the club, with Shute Shield club Eastwood effectively taking the reins from now own. John Maneti has been mentioned as a potential coach.

Douglas receives hometown honour

Wallabies lock Kane Douglas was awarded a rare honour this week, with an oval in his hometown of Yamba named in his honour on Saturday.

Douglas travelled down to be there for the announcement on Saturday, one that carried extra weight given the accolade is generally reserved for those who have passed.

The 27-year-old hung around and met with fans after the announcement, much to their pleasure.

Mumm's the word on pre-game prep

Most rugby players have their pre-game superstitions and rituals and Waratahs and Wallabies lock Dean Mumm is no different.

His wife Sarah told the Waratahs' match day program that the second rower meditates before games - a practice they both started five years ago after the loss of their first child.

“He finds it brings a lot of balance to his mind,” Sarah said.

“Often you can get nervous and anxious about upcoming games or performances or if you have had a bad loss and he finds that meditation helps him re-focus and visualise what needs to be done going forward.”

Slipper goes bush

A really nice initiative from Queensland Reds and their skipper James Slipper, who visited Cherbourg this week, as part of the cub's Indigenous program.

Gray working towards World Cup

Wallaroos flanker Mollie Gray is keeping her sights set on a miraculous return to the national side for August's Women's World Cup.

Grey ruptured her ACL in a Brisbane Tens exhibition match in February and underwent hybrid surgery in a bid to shorten the usual nine month recovery time.

Just a tick over two months into her recovery, Grey hit a major milestone this week, running for the first time since surgery.