1 try Join tonight’s panel of SuperCoach Editor Tom Sangster, Fox Sports analyst Phil Prior and Daily Telegraph NRL reporter Tim Williams. to take some stopping and it end goal. He’s gone past Steve Price (323). TAUMALOLO Jason Taumalolo will lead the way for Tonga. Photo / Photosport. Can we have Jason Taumalolo running the ball- less crowd noise every week? It was too strong. Taumalolo has emerged as a genuine chance to play this week after completing captain’s run despite a foot injury. Lewis dives over for the first try of the match.#NRLBulldogsCowboys 6-0 after 5 mins.#TelstraPremiership pic.twitter.com/Ab5JormH7q. Coach Paul Green was impressed by Taumalolo's output but admits that he has become used to his big lock putting up those kind of numbers. It was an incredible display that Taumalolo topped off with a barn-storming try from close range as the Cowboys went into half-time leading 22-6. "It was not just about us but about the bigger game in Tonga," he said. Cowboys $10 million man Jason Taumalolo has shifted away from a battering ram role under caretaker coach Josh Hannay, rugby league great Peter Sterling says. "We need to be focused on the whole game and can't rely on special plays to get us out of trouble. #NRLBulldogsCowboys. They said on the news tonight Taumalolo got his girlfriend to call the NZRL to say he wasn't gonna play for them and when they called him to confirm he wouldn't answer haha Usain Bolt , … Meanwhile, Jason Taumalolo has been ruled out for North Queensland. When one of our own senses that something isn't right, that gives everyone else a sense they should follow, too.". The Cowboys were on a strict deadline post-match, having to get out of ANZ Stadium within an hour of the final whistle to make their flight back up to Townsville. Jason Taumalolo remains confident his team can find their best form against Great Britain tonight, despite the dramas engulfing Tongan league over the past few months. 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Originally published asCountdown Show: Crucial call on Taumalolo, Countdown Show: Crucial call on Taumalolo, Cherchesov's son had a successful operation after breaking his jaw. Today's match is a important litmus test for the men in red. "We have had too many bad lapses and we have been punished for that," said Taumalolo. There were fears that the scheduled end-of-season tests might not happen, or the team would be comprised of second-tier players. Sharks forward Paul Gallen will go head to head with Cowboys enforcer Jason Taumalolo when they play tonight. The previous record? "Jase tonight was about how he ran, and he certainly put his hand up. Without going into too much detail, the Cowboys lock said the playing group had no choice but to make their stand, even if the "mutiny" was a bad look for the sport and set a dangerous precedent. Jason Taumalolo proved he didn't need a crowd to inspire him as he monstered Canterbury in North Queensland's 24-16 NRL win at an empty ANZ Stadium. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sportal_com_au/d6/ee/taumalolo-record_9516y3lyij1e1f175d51kdwr9.png?t=-185326592&w=500&quality=80, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys, 'Crazy' Michael Maguire motivational speech catches new Tigers off-guard. "That hasn't changed since then. The Bulldogs starting forward pack had just over 200 metres in the first half, combined. Incredible effort #NRLBulldogsCowboys. But Woolf recognises that Tonga need to raise their game, after patchy performances since the World Cup. It was the Bulldogs who got off to a fast start, scoring their first try of the season within five minutes after some great work down the left wing saw Lachlan Lewis cross over. "I thought Jordan McLean was outstanding in attack tonight, I thought he set the tone for us earlier in the game. Coach Kristian Woolf was axed by the board, which was the catalyst for a player strike. The coach was able to see the lighter side of things post-game but wouldn't be lured into further discussions. He played all the matches for the national team, Simone Inzaghi: Borussia is one of the top eight teams in Europe. Live stream the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership on KAYO SPORTS. The return of halfback Ata Hingano will aid Tonga's organisation and playmaking nous in the spine, an area where they lack experience. Taumalolo's 345 metres is a new record for the most metres by a forward in an NRL match. It's a fresh injury – he had no niggle coming into the game.’’ "We haven't been as good as we wanted to be against Australia last year, or the Kiwis [in June]. Bulldogs second-rower Joe Stimson only had seven metres from one carry. #NRLBulldogsCowboys, Jason Taumalolo in just one half of football... Former Kiwis coach Frank Endacott agreed to take the reins and tried to build bridges, before government intervention (with involvement from the Rugby League International Federation and the NRL) saw the Tonga Rugby League board suspended by the RLIF. Both sides made plenty of errors, and for the 241 people in ANZ Stadium, it was certainly Taumalolo's first-half performance that would be the highlight. Jason Taumalolo remains confident his team can find their best form against Great Britain tonight, despite the dramas engulfing Tongan league over the past few months. "The boys have been great since they came into camp, it's all been about footy.". What a player he. THE DOGS ARE IN He’s a freak! Jason Taumalolo is on a 10-year, $10 million contract at the Cowboys. Renouf To'omaga scored the first try of his career in the second-half, but the Bulldogs produced too many errors to seriously mount a challenge to get back in the game. "I'm used to seeing that, that's what he does," Green said post-match. First #NRL try for To'omaga... check ✔ #NRLBulldogsCowboys#TelstraPremiership pic.twitter.com/9m3weJXcJp. "We can't rest on our laurels," said Woolf. I’m glad there’s no crowd. Fans were loving Taumalolo's performance as he distracted them from the fact there was no crowd to cheer him on. NRL superstar Jason Taumalolo has been kicked off the Tongan rugby league team plane for being too heavy He is a heartbeat of this team in the back. The game in Hamilton will be a special occasion for Great Britain captain James Graham, who is the only survivor from the last league Lions incarnation in 2007. But the main issue is game management, and an 80-minute focus. He gets the ground. We’ll have to wait for updated figures, but for now, Jason Taumalolo (345) has the record for most metres run by a forward in NRL history. He cleared that pretty easy. 193 running metres With an official crowd of 241 at Olympic Park, including the players, the players ran out onto the surface to the sound of crickets and an endless sea of blue seats. Suggestions Jason Taumalolo makes all the difference to North Queensland have been met with irritation by Paul Green ahead of his landmark game as an NRL coach. It was a much closer affair in the second-half as mistakes crept into the game for both sides. Mystery surrounds SuperCoach superstar Jason Taumalolo, but the Countdown Show crew have the answers. "It hasn't really affected us as much as we thought," he said. By half-time, Taumalolo's stats read 193 run metres and 73 post-contact metres from 16 hit-ups. Parker Walsh now it's Tamela. Woolf also pointed out that former Warrior Tui Lolohea, who can be inconsistent, is coming into the game fit and full of confidence, after a strong end to the season with Salford. Even so, he remains by far the most sold SuperCoach player following reports earlier in the week that he was next to no chance of playing. #NRLBulldogsCowboys 6-22 after 37 mins.#TelstraPremiership pic.twitter.com/WcL8rivLWs. Jason Taumalolo has produced one of the best performances of his stellar career to date, running for 345 metres in the Cowboys’ impressive victory over the Bulldogs at an empty ANZ stadium. "It's a calf injury but I'm not sure of the severity. Mystery surrounds SuperCoach superstar Jason Taumalolo, but the Countdown Show crew have the answers. It was great play by one of the most damaging right second rounders in the Cup. "We are still here to represent Tonga and our people, despite comments from other people in our community. Try and stop him... forget about it! But it was the Jason Taumalolo show after that, dominating the Bulldogs forward pack in the first-half with some incredible numbers in the first forty minutes. "You've got guys in the team that can do some things like that. 4 tackle busts MORE: 'Crazy' Michael Maguire motivational speech catches new Tigers off-guard. The Bulldogs had eight errors in the first half and nine in the second, making 17 for the match. A late consolation try through Christian Crichton narrowed the scoreline, but the Cowboys took out the match 24-16. Everyone deep down knows that we are playing for them.". "Since 2017 the boys have had that special bond, when one goes we all follow," said Taumalolo. No one deserves to pay for this. [Completions] are a big one for us.". 17 runs Recovery period - 4 weeks, Alberto Zaccheroni: Ibrahimovic had a greater impact on Italian football than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucien Favre: Borussia can't rely too much on Holand. Lazio need to play aggressively, Ramos missed Real Madrid's training session and most likely won't play Shakhtar, Cesar Azpilicueta: Sevilla beat Manchester United in the Europa League, but Chelsea at home should be ready for battle, Sergey Rebrov: When we beat Barcelona 4-0, Figo told me that we destroyed them, https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-supercoach-countdown-show-super-trade-week-special/news-story/9b3f0296212ee8bf6450b7c4d663213b. #BeastMode #NRLBulldogsCowboys #NRL, Jason Taumalolo is the best forward I’ve ever seen #NRLBulldogsCowboys. The 34-year-old will play his 50th test, just the eighth player in history to achieve the half century milestone. It has been a period of dramatic upheaval, with the sport thrown into turmoil off the field. Since their memorable run at the 2017 World Cup, they haven't recaptured those heights, albeit they were affected by lack of match practice before the Kangaroos clash last year and injuries ahead of the Kiwis test in June. "Hopefully he is a bit of a game changer for us.". Behind the young man, Jason Tom let's go he's in our debut tonight. Taumalolo has emerged as a genuine chance to play this week after completing captain’s run despite a foot injury. Here’s every updated Round 22 squad and late mail. This is our opportunity to show that we belong there.". "Ata is our cool head when we go into games, controlling and managing where players need to be," said Taumalolo. That sees Taumalolo and his team representing a Tonga Invitational XIII in Hamilton, which has polarised fans and their league community. Jason Taumalolo has produced one of the best performances of his stellar career to date, running for 345 metres in the Cowboys’ impressive victory over the Bulldogs at an empty ANZ stadium. Jason Tamara 101. All the action as Great Britain take on Tonga in the Oceania Cup. 323 metres by Steve Price. But Taumalolo hasn't noted a marked impact. Taumalolo added that their dramatic protest, as they made themselves unavailable under the old regime, had a wider motivation, rather than just the reinstatement of Woolf.