Infotainment Factory: 'I've never called him Ivan': The Clearys open up

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

'I've never called him Ivan': The Clearys open up


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Panthers' father and son duo Ivan and Nathan Cleary have revealed the highs and lows they've experienced since joining forces at Penrith.

"It's been good so far," Panthers halfback Nathan told Nine's Chemist Warehouse Sunday Kick Off show before Penrith's 20-12 loss to Parramatta.

"It's easy to get along well at training but I'm sure we'll be tested throughout the year."

There's some things that Nathan can not get used to - calling his dad, 'Ivan'.

"I've never called him Ivan," he said.

"I didn't know what to call him, so it was just natural to say, 'Dad'.

Ivan said the pair last had a coach-player relationship with Nathan was just six years old in the local soccer team.

Fast forward to 2019 and Nathan is one of the most talked about big names in the NRL.

At State of Origin, Nathan was a pivotal player in NSW winning the shield against Queensland.

"Just that feeling after the game, when you see your son so stoked, it was a pretty surreal thing," Ivan said.

"It was probably the biggest learning curve of my life," Nathan revealed.

"The build up around it I was just trying to deal with it as a person and also a player."

Ivan and Nathan Cleary

It was a tense build up to the pair uniting in the NRL, with Ivan sensationally leaving Wests Tigers to join Penrith, despite repeated attempts to hose down reports of the move in the lead-up.

At the same time, Nathan was under pressure to lock in his future at Penrith.

NRL Highlights: Panthers v Eels - Round 1

Ivan told Nine's Brad Fittler what it was like when the Tigers played the Panthers.

"When we played against them, I really disliked it. I obviously wanted to win but they won both and I really didn't like it," Ivan said.

"I was honest with everyone that needed to know. It was very difficult at the time because I was still coaching and still trying to make finals. At the end of the day, it was my doing."

Nathan said there was little chance he would ever leave Penrith though, believeing that the club was always going to be his home in the NRL.

"I've grown up with pretty much 80 percent on the team, we all get on really well. There's no egos on the team. I love all the coaching staff," he said.

"I've just grown to really like Penrith."

Panthers' father and son duo Ivan and Nathan Cleary have revealed the highs and lows they've experienced since joining forces at Penrith.

"It's been good so far," Panthers halfback Nathan told Nine's Chemist Warehouse Sunday Kick Off show before Penrith's 20-12 loss to Parramatta.

"It's easy to get along well at training but I'm sure we'll be tested throughout the year."

There's some things that Nathan can not get used to - calling his dad, 'Ivan'.

"I've never called him Ivan," he said.

"I didn't know what to call him, so it was just natural to say, 'Dad'.

Ivan said the pair last had a coach-player relationship with Nathan was just six years old in the local soccer team.

Fast forward to 2019 and Nathan is one of the most talked about big names in the NRL.

At State of Origin, Nathan was a pivotal player in NSW winning the shield against Queensland.

"Just that feeling after the game, when you see your son so stoked, it was a pretty surreal thing," Ivan said.

"It was probably the biggest learning curve of my life," Nathan revealed.

"The build up around it I was just trying to deal with it as a person and also a player."

Ivan and Nathan Cleary

It was a tense build up to the pair uniting in the NRL, with Ivan sensationally leaving Wests Tigers to join Penrith, despite repeated attempts to hose down reports of the move in the lead-up.

At the same time, Nathan was under pressure to lock in his future at Penrith.

NRL Highlights: Panthers v Eels - Round 1

Ivan told Nine's Brad Fittler what it was like when the Tigers played the Panthers.

"When we played against them, I really disliked it. I obviously wanted to win but they won both and I really didn't like it," Ivan said.

"I was honest with everyone that needed to know. It was very difficult at the time because I was still coaching and still trying to make finals. At the end of the day, it was my doing."

Nathan said there was little chance he would ever leave Penrith though, believeing that the club was always going to be his home in the NRL.

"I've grown up with pretty much 80 percent on the team, we all get on really well. There's no egos on the team. I love all the coaching staff," he said.

"I've just grown to really like Penrith."

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