League: Kiwis campaign manager calls for Kidwell support - New Zealand Herald

League: Kiwis campaign manager calls for Kidwell supportNew Zealand HeraldKiwis Coach David Kidwell discusses Jason Taumalolo's withdrawal from the Kiwis World Cup team to play for Tonga. Dale Budge. By: Dale Budge. Dale.Budge@nzherald.co.nz @playtheballnz. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show ...and more »

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

Jason Taumalolo's motives '100 per cent pure', says Tonga coachStuff.co.nzTonga 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 »

Shaun Johnson brushes off selection debacle, looking forward to World Cup - Sporting News

Sporting NewsShaun Johnson brushes off selection debacle, looking forward to World CupSporting NewsShaun Johnson wants to put the selection drama that has plagued the Kiwi side over the past week behind him, and is looking ahead to the Rugby League World Cup later this month. MORE: Munster hints at Slater career change | Every NRL club's player of ...and more »

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

Stuff.co.nzRugby League International Federation defend eligibility rules as NZRL seek cut-off dateStuff.co.nzJason 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

NewshubJason Taumalolo has let the Kiwis down - Captain Adam BlairNewshubAdam Blair will captain a depleted looking Kiwis squad for the Rugby League World Cup. Photo credit: Getty Images. Kiwis captain Adam Blair has criticised the way Jason Taumalolo went about switching allegiances to Tonga for the Rugby League World ...and more »

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

League: Jason Taumalolo on why he chose TongaNew Zealand HeraldKiwis 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 »

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

Radio SportKiwi's Captain: If you were man enough you'd make the phone callRadio SportCaptain Adam Blair has slammed former Kiwis teammate Jason Taumalolo for the way he quit the national side. Taumalolo switched allegiances to Tonga in the days leading up to the World Cup squad announcement, with three others following suit.and more »

Adam Blair Launches Scathing Attack On Jason Taumalolo - Triple M

Triple MAdam Blair Launches Scathing Attack On Jason TaumaloloTriple MKiwi captain Adam Blair has launched a scathing attack on Jason Taumalolo after the Cowboys forward snubbed Kiwi selection in favour of playing for Tonga at the upcoming World Cup. Blair asked the question of whether Taumalolo was "man enough" after ...and more »

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

Stuff.co.nzJason Taumalolo refuses to answer questions about switch from Kiwis to TongaStuff.co.nzJason 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 »

Jason Taumalolo RL World Cup: Kiwis captain Adam Blair roasts star, David Fusitu'a - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auJason Taumalolo RL World Cup: Kiwis captain Adam Blair roasts star, David Fusitu'aNEWS.com.auSHOCK World Cup defector Jason Taumalolo has just copped a massive spray that could simmer beyond the tournament, while another rebel Kiwis star has also been called out. AAPOctober 7, 201711:46am. Video; Image ...and more »

Blair rips into Taumalolo after Tonga switch - Sporting News

Sporting NewsBlair rips into Taumalolo after Tonga switchSporting NewsNew Zealand captain Adam Blair hasn't held back when asked for his thoughts on Jason Taumalolo turning his back on the Kiwi team to play for his native Tonga at the World Cup later this year. MORE: Taumalolo admits Kiwi team-mates have brushed him ...and more »

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

NewshubHow Jason Taumalolo handled it was disappointing - Kiwis selector Tony IroNewshubTaumaolo 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 »

Nelson to be hit with wild weather as wet weekend brings heavy rain - TVNZ

Nelson to be hit with wild weather as wet weekend brings heavy rainTVNZNelson is set to feel the brunt of heavy rain blowing in from the Tasman Sea with the MetService issuing a severe weather warning for the region. Person in the rain. Up to 200mm rain is expected to accumulate in the area in the 40 hours leading into ...and more »

Taumalolo again named Cowboys' best - Loop PNG

Loop PNGTaumalolo again named Cowboys' bestLoop PNGRampaging forward Jason Taumalolo has topped off another stellar NRL season by winning North Queensland's Paul Bowman Medal for the second time. The 24-year-old, who this week shocked rugby league circles by defecting to Tonga from New Zealand ...and more »

Nothing wrong with Taumalolo's decision - Samoa Observer (press release) (blog)

Nothing wrong with Taumalolo's decisionSamoa Observer (press release) (blog)The controversy about Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita choosing Tonga over New Zealand and Australia respectively is not only intriguing, it certainly sets a new benchmark in what can be and cannot be done when it comes to international sport.and more »

Taumalolo admits Kiwi team-mates have brushed him after Tonga switch - Sporting News

Sporting NewsTaumalolo admits Kiwi team-mates have brushed him after Tonga switchSporting NewsHe hasn't heard from his former New Zealand team-mates and refuses to discuss his relationship with Kiwi coach David Kidwell – but Jason Taumalolo remains adamant his Tonga defection is a good thing for rugby league. MORE: Moylan to stay at Penrith ...and more »

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

League: Blair scathing on Taumalolo NZ rejectionNew Zealand HeraldKiwis 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 ...and more »

Jason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga over New Zealand for the 2017 RLWC - Townsville Bulletin

Townsville BulletinJason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga over New Zealand for the 2017 RLWCTownsville BulletinCOWBOYS sensation Jason Taumalolo was expected to be one of the most explosive players on the field at the Rugby League World Cup. But his decision to turn his back on New Zealand and represent Tonga shook the competition to its foundations before ...and more »

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

Daily TelegraphDefecting players should be banned from Kiwis, says Graham LoweDaily TelegraphFORMER 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 ...and more »

'I was so happy' - Former Warrior Epalahame Lauaki thrilled for Jason Taumalolo choosing Tonga - TVNZ

'I was so happy' - Former Warrior Epalahame Lauaki thrilled for Jason Taumalolo choosing TongaTVNZFormer Kiwis and Warriors prop Epalahame Lauaki has come out in support for NRL star Jason Taumalolo, who has chosen to play for Tonga at this year's Rugby League World Cup. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...and more »