Ex-St Helens and Wakefield Trinity man with fantastic social media post following defeat to Tonga

After 36 minutes at the Totally Wicked Stadium yesterday, Wales stunningly led 6-4 against Tonga.

They were rolling their bigger, full-time opponents down field at will. They scored a lovely try through former Wakefield Trinity star Kyle Evans and were defending masterfully.

In the end, two tries in the last four minutes of the first half turned things around with Tonga taking a 16-6 lead into the break and from then on they ploughed ahead to victory.

However, the effort from Wales was truly outstanding and if they had been full time pros, perhaps that effort would have been enough to see them get through.

Many of the part-time players in the Wales team have shown just how good they are and demonstrated that they perhaps deserve a full-time deal.

This morning, in the wake of last night’s game, one of Wales’ key men has taken to Twitter to best sum up his side’s effort against the Tongan’s last night.

The man in question former St Helens and Wakefield forward Anthony Walker who missed out on the last World Cup due to a blood clot on his brain since birth.

Now given a chance to play in the game’s biggest tournament, he is clearly relishing the chance to do so.

A part-time player now with Widnes Vikings though, he was keen to bring attention to the fact he and many of his teammates will have gone to work this morning whilst Tonga’s team won’t be.

It was a simple tweet saying “Any of the Tonga boys on site today?” but it has gone down well with his followers and drawn attention to the respect he and his teammates deserve.

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