Is Jason Taumalolo Kiwi?

Background. Taumalolo was born in Auckland, New Zealand to parents Tominika and Vaai Akolo, and is of Tongan descent.

When did Jason Taumalolo move to Australia?

Jason Taumalolo moved to Townsville at the age of 13 and attended Kirwan State High School, earning a scholarship with the Cowboys and going on to represent the Queensland under-18s and Australian Schoolboys at the age of 16.

Did Jason Taumalolo play for Australia?

North Queensland superstar Taumalolo has represented New Zealand previously and so is unable to play for Queensland or for Australia.

Where was Jason Taumalolo born?

Māngere, Auckland, New Zealand
Jason Taumalolo/Place of birth

How much does Jason Taumalolo get paid?

Cowboys machine Jason Taumalolo is the only forward in the NRL millionaires club, earning $1 million per year in North Queensland.

How long is Jason Taumalolo contract?

How would it work? Taumalolo still has six years to run on his $1 million a season deal with North Queensland after this year. The Bulldogs would have to agree to take the contract over through until the end of 2027.

Why can’t Jason Taumalolo?

Taumalolo, who has lived in Queensland since moving from New Zealand as a 13-year-old, is ineligible to play State of Origin because he represented the Kiwis earlier in his career, between 2014 and 2017, before declaring for Tonga (who he also played for at the 2013 World Cup).

What nationality is Jason Taumalolo?

New Zealand
Jason Taumalolo/Nationality

Who is highest paid rugby player?

Here are the reported salaries of the game’s biggest earners:

  • Michael Hooper – £750,000.
  • Maro Itoje – £750,000+
  • Beauden Barrett – £780,000.
  • Virimi Vakatawa – £780,000.
  • Finn Russell – £850,000.
  • Eben Etzebeth – £900,000.
  • Charles Piutau – £1million.
  • Handre Pollard – £1million.

Who is the highest paid NRL player in 2020?

Cameron Smith
The Melbourne Storm captain, Cameron Smith, is reported to be the highest paid NRL player.

Who was the highest paid NRL player of all time?

Does Jason Taumalolo play Origin?

Born in New Zealand, Taumalolo has played Test football for his native country and Tonga but doesn’t meet the current eligibility requirements to feature in State of Origin.

Who is Jason Taumalolo of North Queensland Cowboys?

Vaai “Jason” Taumalolo (born 31 May 1993) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row and lock for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. He is a Tongan and former New Zealand international representative, and was a member of the Cowboys’ 2015 NRL premiership and 2016 World Club Challenge…

When did Jason Taumalolo make his international debut?

On 20 April, Taumalolo made his international debut for Tonga in the Pacific Test against Samoa at Centerbet Stadium. Taumalolo was a standout in the Intrust Super Cup in the 2013 season, playing for Cowboys feeder club, the Mackay Cutters.

How many games did Jason Taumalolo play in 2019?

Taumalolo played 18 games in 2019, his lowest tally since 2013. He finished the season with an average of 196.6 metres per game, the most for any forward in the competition. On 18 September]

Why was Taumalolo not in the New Zealand Test squad?

Taumalolo was selected in the 23-man New Zealand Test squad for the Baskerville Shield series but later withdrew due to injury. In the pre-season, Taumalolo again played in the Auckland Nines, and was a member of the Cowboys’ World Club Challenge winning side, starting at lock in the 38–4 victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Stadium.