Mario Fenech is a Maltese Australian rugby league personality who is a former player of the game who had a lengthy career in the New South Wales and Australian Rugby League between the 1980s and 1990s. Mario was born on 11 November 1961 in Valletta, Malta. His favorite position was as a hooker, where he represented New South Wales in the State of Origin.
In his later Rugby career, he became a prop-forward. He is also a legendary figure for South Sydney Rabbitohs where he captained the club for five seasons from 1986 to 1990. He was a rugby star in the 1980s and one of the greatest rugby players in Malta.
What happened to Mario Fenech? Health Update of Former Rugby Star
The Former star rugby player Mario Fenech gives an update on his disturbing health conditions. He told that he forgot his son’s wedding as the former NRL star suffered from dementia.
The Australian TV program, The Footy Show reported the incident of Fenech missing his son’s wedding and showed videos of Mario getting hit on his head. Many celebrities and sporting people have criticized the show about Fenech’s health condition since they broadcast it.
Mario Fenech has been battling memory illness for more than 7 years now. He also doesn’t have much knowledge about his playing career.
What Is Mario Fenech Suffering From?
The Rugby Legend, Mario Fenech was diagnosed with early onset dementia when he was aged 53. The doctors and specialists confirmed that he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, which is also known as CTE. As a rugby legend in the early 80s and the 90s, he used to get hit on his head many times and that might be the result of his illness.
It has been more than seven years since the former NRL player has been battling dementia. He is currently 60 as of 2022 and reportedly has the brain of an 80-year-old.
Meet Mario Fenech’s Wife: Rebecca Fenech and their Children
Mario Fenech is married to his beloved partner, Rebecca Fenech who has been more than 25 Years.
After the Footy Show incident, his wife, Rebecca broke the silence as she stated that the former rugby player “resented” how comments came out in the show and a lot of other former players have supported her reaction as well.
Talking about the children, the couple shared a video of a son who just got married. But sadly, Mario couldn’t visit the ceremony due to his illness. Later, it became national news that faced much criticism towards the Footy Show.
Fenech currently resides in New South Wales with his wife and he has fragile memory as his illness seems to have rooted deeply.
How Mario became one of the Greats in Rugby Sport?
From his childhood time, Fenech loved playing Rugby. His career successfully spanned from 1981 to 1995. Mario played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs from the Year 1981 to 1990 and from that team, he was a strong runner from the dummy half, and given his style and size, almost always attracted a many number of defenders intent on stopping his progress.
From 1986 to 1990, he captained the South Sydney team. In 1991, after failing to secure an adequate contract with South Sydney (who were in financial trouble at that time and could only offer him less salary), he moved to North Sydney Bears and played there for them until 1994. Fenech also played in two preliminary final defeats for North’s in 1991 and 1994 as the club was twice defeated by the strong team Canberra Raiders.
After more than 15 years of rugby career, Mario didn’t play one single grand finale. But he was exceptional in leading South Sydney in games that made him stand out.
Even though he had to leave the club during this part of his career, Fenech will always be the legend of South Sydney.
What is the Net worth of a Famous Rugby Star in 2022?
Mario Fenech is one of the richest TV Personalities and also a former Rugby Player. According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Mario Fenech’s net worth is found to be approximately $1.5 Million.
Mario’s main source of income is from his past rugby career and his current income comes from the entertainment industry. He is also making a decent amount of money from his book career. In 2022, Mario is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.
Mario Fenech’s Twitter Handle
The ex-Rugby star Mario is available on his Twitter account and you can follow him at @MarioFenech. He uploads many videos and photos of himself and as well as of his family members on his Twitter account. Mario has gained a good amount of followers as ex-Rugby star and he is still active on his account.