Tag: Jason Taumalolo

“Most powerful image I’ve seen”: Matt Johns hails Taumalolo

Former Australian five-eigth Matthew Johns says the sight of Tongan forward Jason Taumalolo surrounded by his teammates in the semi-final pre-match is the most powerful image he’s ever seen in the game. “The moment I look back on, and made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, it was England v Tonga,” […]

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Future Australian Immortal defends Taumalolo and Fifita’s Tongan defections

Injured Australian playmaker Johnathan Thurston has come out in support of Tongan defectors Jason Taumalolo and former Kangaroo Andrew Fifita going against recent comments made by fellow Aussie Cooper Cronk. Speaking on Triple M Brisbane, Thurston praised the giant forwards for growing the international game. “I think it’s great for the World Cup,” Thurston said. […]

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Taumalolo nightmare: Heavyweight Kiwis are headed for an early World Cup exit

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  Jason Taumalolo’s defection from New Zealand to the Tongans for the upcoming World Cup could be the final nail in the coffin for Kiwis coach David Kidwell who is already missing a swag of star players. It’s a painful blow for Kidwell with the news on Wednesday morning that premiership-winning Melbourne […]

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Taumalolo to play for Tonga at World Cup while Blair signs with Warriors

In another blow for the New Zealand Kiwis ahead of the World Cup – the world’s best forward Jason Taumalolo has switched allegiances to play for Tonga according to The Daily Telegraph. The Kiwis will already be without Kieran Foran, Jesse Bromwich, Kevin Proctor and Tohu Harris. Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi Adam Blair has been officially […]

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Taumalolo to JWH: Just bring it, bro!

Rugby league’s premier forward Jason Taumalolo has responded to Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves’  challenge ahead of their preliminary final at Allianz Stadium. It sets up a monumental showdown between two of the NRL’s most intimidating figures. “I don’t really pay attention too much to it, but it’s one thing saying it and it’s another […]

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