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Former NRL celebrity makes international debut in rugby union

Former NRL celebrity makes international debut in rugby union


Former NRL celebrity makes international debut in rugby union

Previous NRL star Solomone Kata made his international launching in rugby union for Tonga in the fall internationals.

Solomone Kata, 26, was called in the beginning XV versus England over the weekend break at Twickenham.

The previous NRL centre represented Tonga Under-21s in rugby union before making the button to rugby league with New Zealand Warriors. Kata played 93 ready New Zealand Warriors after making his first-grade debut back in 2015. He later signed up with Melbourne Storm, however didn't make an appearance prior to switching back to rugby union.

In rugby organization, he won seven caps for Tonga and also 5 caps for New Zealand.

Rugby Union career
He signed up with Brumbies, going on to make 15 looks in Super Rugby.

Just as he was cementing his place with the Brumbies, Kata decided to remain in Auckland to be near his family members throughout a Covid-impacted period.

He has authorized with Moana Pasifika for their debut Super Rugby Pacific period in 2022.

Putting on tee shirt number 11, Kata was sent to the bin for 10 minutes in the 34th minute on his global launching. His side were defeated 69-3, with England running in 11 shots.

Tonga's Solomone Kata takes on England's Jonny May before being sin-binned throughout the Autumn global.
In other places in rugby league
Previous Super Organization onward and Ireland international Tyrone McCarthy has actually gone back to the game with a brand-new mentoring duty. The Warrington-born player has gone back to his younger amateur club Woolston as mentoring specialist.

Toulouse have signed Scotland worldwide Matty Russell to their team for their inaugural Super Organization project in 2022.

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