Jason Taumalolo rejects the Kiwis, opts to play for Tonga at Rugby League World Cup

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Cowboys' NRL star Jason Taumalolo has reportedly opted to play for Tonga at this month's Rugby League World Cup, withdrawing from the New Zealand Kiwis team today.

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Jason Taumalolo of Tonga is tackled during the International Test Match between Tonga and Samoa at Centrebet Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jason Taumalolo playing for Tonga against Samoa in Penrith, Australia in a 2013 Test match.

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Sources have confirmed and told 1 NEWS that Taumalolo has chosen to play for Tonga, the team he represented at the 2013 World Cup.

The Kiwis side will be without playmaker Kieran Foran who withdrew from the tournament due to a leg injury.

This is why the Dally M Award winner has the Kangaroos on high alert ahead of their clash in Perth this weekend.
Source: New Zealand Rugby League

Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich and Gold Coast second rower Kevin Proctor were stood down from the tournament after their involvement in a cocaine scandal from this year’s ANZAC Test in Canberra.

Taumalolo will be up against the Kiwis on November 11 at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.

The Dally M Medal winner insists that he isn't taking being benched during the Kiwis 26-6 loss to Australia personally.
Source: 1 NEWS

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