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West Coast Eagles stars Nic Naitanui, Josh Rotham, Liam Duggan and Jamie Cripps holiday in Margaret River

West Coast Eagles stars Nic Naitanui, Josh Rotham, Liam Duggan and Jamie Cripps holiday in Margaret River

West Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui has shared his first pictures with new girlfriend Brittany Brown.

The footballer has offered a rare glimpse into his personal life with an Instagram post to his 147,000 followers from a recent trip to Margaret River.

Nic Nat was joined by team mates Liam Duggan, Josh Rotham and Jamie Cripps and their partners Lauren Goold, Maddie Greaves and Liv Stanley.

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The flock of Eagles visited Amelia Park Winery and Beerfarm on their tour of the South West, that included a morning bike ride through a picturesque valley near their accommodation.

Last week Stanley and Cripps — who have just welcomed their first child Reif — were spotted at Wills Domain winery.

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Also pictured in the snaps was former champion Eagle Andrew Embley, while WA-raised Hawthorn midfielder Jaeger O'Meara and Colliers International director and socialite Tory Packer also featured.

It comes after Naitanui revealed fans and commentators alike have been mispronouncing his name, saying he has a love-hate relationship with his “Aussie” nickname.

The superstar ruckman made the revelation to Mark Fennell on the first episode of Telstra’s new Guess What? podcast.

Speaking candidly on the defining moments in his career, the Eagles big man said the moniker Nic Nat was born from Aussie slang butchering his surname.

“It’s funny, the name Nic Nat, so I’m from Fiji originally and my surname is pronounced ‘Nait-a-niu’, but in Australia, you come to Australia and everyone says ‘Nic Nat-a-nooi’,” he told the podcast.

“And that’s what the commentators say in the game and from there on — like any typical Australian — you get a slang and it just became Nic Nat.

“I like it but at times I hate it, sometimes you’re walking down the street and you hear people yell out or little kids on the side of the fence, “Nic Nat, Nic Nat, Nat”.

“It’s become part of my makeup now.”