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League: Jason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga - New Zealand Herald

Kiwis Coach David Kidwell discusses Jason Taumalolo's withdrawal from the Kiwis World Cup team to play for Tonga. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on ...and more »

League: Blair scathing on Taumalolo NZ rejection - New Zealand Herald

Kiwis Coach David Kidwell discusses Jason Taumalolo's withdrawal from the Kiwis World Cup team to play for Tonga. David Skipwith. By: David Skipwith. Sports writer. david.skipwith@nzherald.co.nz @dskipwithNZH. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on ...and more »

Kiwi's Captain: If you were man enough you'd make the phone call - Newstalk ZB

Taumalolo switched allegiances to Tonga in the days leading up to the World Cup squad announcement, with three others following suit. Blair believes Taumalolo should've owned up to his decision to switch to Tonga for the Rugby League World Cup and ...and more »

Rugby League International Federation defend eligibility rules as NZRL seek cut-off date - Stuff.co.nz

Jason Taumalolo turned his back on the Kiwis the day before coach David Kidwell was due to name his squad. New Zealand Rugby League want adjustments to the eligibility rules that saw several players make a last-minute U-turn to play for Tonga at the ...and more »

How Jason Taumalolo handled it was disappointing - Kiwis selector Tony Iro - Newshub

Taumaolo declared his allegiance for Tonga without informing Kiwis coach David Kidwell. Photo credit: Photosport. Kiwis selector Tony Iro wants the likes of Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita to make their intentions clear early rather than later. Both ...and more »

Andrew Gourdie: David Kidwell's choice might cost him his coaching career - Newshub

The Kiwis will face Samoa, Scotland and Tonga in pool play at the Rugby league World Cup. Photo credit: Getty Images. OPINION: When Kiwis coach David Kidwell made the decision to ban Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from his World Cup squad, he was ...and more »

Kristian Woolf insists he played no part in conniving Jason Taumalolo to play for Tonga at World Cup - Newshub

Jason Taumalolo has played three Tests for Tonga and 10 for the Kiwis. Photo credit: Getty Images. Tonga coach Kristian Woolf says he played no part in convincing Jason Taumalolo to play for the island nation at this year's Rugby League World Cup ...and more »

Defecting players should be banned from Kiwis, says Graham Lowe - Daily Telegraph

FORMER New Zealand Test coach Graham Lowe has demanded every player that defected to Tonga be banned from wearing the Kiwi jumper again. In a scathing attack on the group of Kiwi World Cup hopefuls who jumped ship to suddenly ignite Tonga's tournament ...and more »

Jason Taumalolo's motives '100 per cent pure' - Tonga coach - Stuff.co.nz

Tonga coach Kristian Woolf admits Jason Taumalolo could have handled his decision to walk away from the Kiwis better, but is adamant his reasons for doing so are genuine. Taumalolo, widely regarded as the best forward in the game, left the Kiwis' Rugby ...and more »

Jason Taumalolo refuses to answer questions about switch from Kiwis to Tonga - Stuff.co.nz

Jason Taumalolo will play for Tonga at the Rugby League World Cup, despite posing with a New Zealand flag for promo shots. Jason Taumalolo is refusing to answer questions about his decision to switch from the Kiwis to Tonga for the Rugby League World ...and more »