Rugby League World Cup: Tonga star Jason Taumalolo offloaded from overloaded flight – The Sydney Morning Herald

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 told TVNZ the 24-year-old missed the team’s flight to Tonga on Thursday because there was too much weight on the plane. 

Both Taumalolo and 24-year-old hooker Siliva Havili 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 a they had to offload a couple of guys.”

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

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