Selfless act to expand the international game
Taumalolo’s defection to Tonga is only a good thing for the international game of Rugby League.
An athlete of his stature can only inspire younger players to choose to play for their country of birth, rather than chase the money on offer from Australia, New Zealand and England.
Should he stay, or should he go?
He should be grateful the club stood by him and it’s now his turn to repay his employer.
Rather than sulk, embrace the opportunity to play alongside and learn from the world’s best halfback and you will be all the better for it once Cooper Cronk retires, Mitchell.
NRL clubs circle Englishman
At the time, many were calling him a future international – fast forward three months and he’s making his debut for England this weekend. We can now reveal Cowboys have dropped out of the race to sign Walmsley with the Dragons remaining favourites for his signature.
In unfortunate news for Dragons fans though, Walmsley is not signed, sealed and delivered as of yet. In recent weeks, three other teams have joined in on the chase.
Can anyone but Australia win the World Cup?
The short answer is no. The long answer is complicated.
We saw England test the Kangaroos for the first 55 minutes of the contest last week, but once again unravelled in the final 20 minutes.
This leaves Tonga. The underdogs.