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

Jason Taumalolo has spoken for the first time about his decision to represent Tonga instead of New Zealand at the Rugby League World Cup. The Cowboys star's decision to turn his back on the Kiwis has sparked polarised opinions from across the rugby ...and more »

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

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. Taumalolo dealt New Zealand's World Cup hopes a massive blow when he confirmed on Wednesday he would ...and more »

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

OPINION: When Kiwis coach David Kidwell made the decision to ban Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from his World Cup squad, he was convinced he was doing the right thing. He felt their involvement in the Canberra cocaine scandal "put the integrity of ...and more »

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

Kiwis selector Tony Iro wants the likes of Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita to make their intentions clear early rather than later. Both players are copping plenty of criticism for the way they switched loyalties to play for Tonga. Taumaolo declared ...and more »

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

Kiwis captain Adam Blair has slammed Jason Taumalolo for snubbing New Zealand's World Cup campaign - saying a real man would have fronted up to coach David Kidwell and explained his decision to play for Tonga. Blair is disappointed Taumalolo failed to ...and more »

Jason Taumalolo's motives '100 per cent pure' - Tonga coach -

Jason Taumalolo will be lining up against the Kiwis at the World Cup. 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 ...and more »

Rugby League International Federation defend eligibility rules as NZRL seek cut-off date -

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 »

Jason Taumalolo has let the Kiwis down - Captain Adam Blair - Newshub

Kiwis captain Adam Blair has criticised the way Jason Taumalolo went about switching allegiances to Tonga for the Rugby League World Cup. Speaking to Saturday Sport with Brendan Telfer, Blair accused Taumalolo of letting the team down, as well as the ...and more »

Jason Taumalolo refuses to answer questions about switch from Kiwis to Tonga -

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 »

Kiwis captain hits out at Taumalolo - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand rugby league captain Adam Blair has launcheed a withering attack on Jason Taumalolo for what he says was a betrayal of the national jersey. Adam Blair on the charge for the Kiwis against Australia. Photo: Photosport. Blair also accused ...and more »