'Tongan Thor' scores hat-trick

A 135kg (at least) schoolboy prop scored a hat-trick of tries in a match between Sacred Heart College and Kelston Boys at the weekend.

Known as the Tongan Thor, Taniela Tupou celebrated his 18th birthday in style by running in three great tries.

With unbelievable acceleration and balance for someone his size, the Auckland schoolboy showed that he also has a strong fend and can throw a pretty mean dummy.

If he hasn't already caught the attention of Super Rugby selectors, this is sure to do it.

READ: Passport rules trips schoolby rugby player dubbed 'Tongan Thor'

Sacred Heart College student Taniela Tupou is rugby's latest viral sensation after video emerged of him scoring an incredible hat-trick against Kelston Boys High School first XV.

Despite his massive frame, Tupou has the speed and footwork of a player half his size.

Nicknamed 'The Tongan Thor', Tupou will be one to watch in the next few years as he undoubtedly will get the attention of Super Rugby franchises in New Zealand.


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Kuo ma’ali hake eni ha fo’i kalofiama ‘o ne ‘aulolongo he ope ka ko ha leka Tonga kilo ‘e 135 ‘oku ne va’inga akapulu ‘iunioni mei he ‘apiako Sacred Heart ‘i ‘Aokalani, Nu’u Sila.

Kuo ma’ave’ave he ‘initaneti ha foi vitio ‘o Taniela Tupou ‘o Vaini mo Tatakamotonga i he lele holoholo tangata  pea ‘oku tui e tokolahi ia ko ha star ‘eni e matengata’a ‘i he kaha’u ‘o e ‘akapulu ‘iunioni ‘one toe fakamanatu mai ‘a e fa’ahinga lele ne ilifia’i taha ai ‘e he kau ‘akapulu ‘o mamani ‘a Sona Lomu.

Ko e ta’u 18 ‘eni ‘o Tupou ‘aia kuo ma’u ‘aki ‘a hono hingoa fakatenetene ko e Tongan Thor.

Oku ha ‘e ne ngaahi lele’i pulu ‘i he vitio ko ‘eni ‘i ‘olunga ko e fetaulaki ia ‘a e timi Sacred Heart mo e timi ‘a Kelston ‘i he uike kuo ‘osi. Pea na'e 'ai ai 'e he to'a ni ene fo'i tata'o hohoko 'e 3 'i loto 'i he fo'i miniti pe 'e 20 ke faka'ilonga'i 'aki ia 'a e toki hoko hono ta'u 18.

Ka ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e palopalema he va’inga fakaako ko ‘eni ‘oku lolotonga fanafotu hake ai ‘a e to’a hahake ni. ‘E ‘ikai lava ia ke ne hoko atu mei he feva'ing'aki faka'apiako ke va’inga ‘i he fetau'aki 'a e ngaahi timi fakaako  fakafonua ‘a Nu’u Sila koe’uhi ko ‘ene paasipooti Tonga.

Kuo liliu foki ‘e Nu’u Sila ia ‘ene lao  ki he ‘akapulu fakaako ‘aia kuo tu’utu’uni ‘e he ‘Iunioni ‘a Nu’u Sila ki he ‘Akapulu ‘Iunioni mo e Kosilio ‘Akapulu ‘a Nu’u Sila ki he ‘Akapulu ‘a e ngaahi ako ke fili pe ‘a e tamaiki ako ‘oku ‘i ai ‘enau paasipooti Nu’u Sila ke va’inga ‘i he ngaahi timi fakafonua fakaako  ‘e fe’auhi ‘i he konga ki mui ‘o e ta’u ni.

Oku ‘ikai ha teitei to lelei ‘e taha ‘a e fo’i fakamatala  ia ko ‘eni ki he puleako ‘o e Sacred Heart pea ‘oku pehe ai Jim Dale kapau kuo ‘i ai ha kau leka taleniti’ia hange ko Tupou koeha ‘oku ‘ikai fili ai kinautolu. Ko e ha ‘oku ‘ikai ‘oange ai ‘a e faingamalie pea te ne loto mamahi ka fai ange kuo toe mole atu ia ki ha fonua kehe koe’uhi pe ko e ki’i lao ko ‘eni.

‘Oku ‘ikai foki ko ha ki’i ongoongo si’i ‘eni ia he kuo osi to’o ia ‘e he ongoongo ‘a e Telegraph mei Pilitania ‘a e fo’i vitio ko ‘eni ‘o e ngaahi faka’ali’ali ‘a Tupou ‘o lele’i he uike ni i Pilitania pea ‘ave foki  e he ongoongo ‘a e Fairfax Media tukukehe ange ‘ene manoa atu ‘i he Youtube mo e ngaahi mitia fakasosiale kehe.

Kuopau ke fai vave ‘a Nu’u Sila ni ki mu’a ha tu’ulu mai ‘a ha kau alea ‘akapulu ia mei he ngaahi fonua kehe kia Tupou he ‘oku ne ma’u ‘a e ngaahi naunau tefito ‘oku fiu ‘a e kau faiako ‘akapulu ‘o e mamani hono fakasio.

‘A ai ‘a e fu’u lahi, toe pauni mamafa pea toe matakai mo holoholo tangata e taimi ka lele ai.  

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