Tau­malolo told to get off flight

Waikato Times - - Sport -

Ton­gan rugby league star Ja­son Tau­malolo’s size helps him on the pitch, but it’s seen him asked to leave a flight after the plane was over­loaded.

Ton­gan coach Kris­tian Woolf said the 24-year-old missed the team’s flight to Tonga yes­ter­day be­cause there was too much weight on the plane.

Both Tau­malolo and hooker Siliva Hav­ili, 24, were off­loaded from the flight and were ex­pected to link up with the rest of the team in Tonga later in the day, catch­ing a later flight.

‘‘It’s a funny one,’’ Woolf said. ’’We all got through and got tick­eted and ev­ery­thing else, then they de­cided there was too much weight on the plane and they had to off­load a cou­ple of guys.’’

The team was trav­el­ling to Tonga ahead of their World Cup cam­paign. Their com­pe­ti­tion be­gins on Oc­to­ber 29 against Scot­land in Cairns.

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