Sin-binned Taumalolo wins respect after standing by felled foe


Papali’i’s mother, Lorina, was watching at home in New Zealand and was impressed by Taumalolo’s sportsmanship when told about the images, whcih were not captured on the live broadcast.

Lorina, who represented Samoa at two rugby World Cups and New Zealand at two rugby league World Cups will make the trek to Sydney with husband Jerry next weekend.

“That is so beautiful to hear that,” she said. “It’s definitely heart-warming and actually gives me goosebumps that he cared enough. It wasn’t vicious, it was sportsmanship.

“I thought it was a sign of respect when Isaiah and Jason…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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