In December, the world was rocked when Tonga was hit by a devastating tsunami.
As a key member of the rugby league world and a serious contender for the 2022 World Cup, the incident cut deep into the hearts of many in our game including current Super League stars like Konrad Hurrell as their country was hit by tragedy.
Now, plenty is being done to support Tonga including UNICEF’s Recovery Appeal for the country.
But, as we’ve seen in the past, rugby league is always quick to support those in need. Just look at the likes of Rob Burrow, Steve Prescott, Mose Masoe, Joining Jack and others, so it should come as no surprise to see rugby league come together to support Tonga.
Hull FC legends Sika Manu, Willie Manu, Mickey Paea and Fetuli Talanoa all played in a legends match in Australia representing Tonga to help raise money for UNICEF’s fund.
Sika Manu and Fetuli Talanoa forever endeared themselves to Hull FC fans helping the club to back-to-back Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017 with Talanoa even scoring in the 2017 Wembley win over Wigan. Meanwhile, Willie Manu is well loved by those at St Helens for helping end St Helens’ eight year wait for Super League glory in 2014.
As for Mickey Paea, he’s well known on both sides of Hull with two stints at FC and one at KR. But it was all about doing their best for their country in this game which no doubt raised plenty for the people of Tonga.
🇹🇴 Sika Manu, Willie Manu, Mickey Paea, and Fetuli Talanoa all represented Tonga in a legends match against Australia yesterday, raising money for UNICEF's Tonga Recovery Appeal following December's tsunami! 👏
Four Hull FC icons on the field together once more! 🤩
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) March 6, 2022