Gold Coast Titans star Tino Fa’asuamaleaui announces potential England allegiance ahead of World Cup

It’s that time of the year when worldwide stars start to announce their eligibility for all different countries ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year.

Some in the past, like Rangi Chase and Maurie Fa’asavalu, have changed allegiances from the South Sea Islands and New Zealand to England, whilst those such as Jason Taumalolo have switched from New Zealand to Tonga.

For Gold Coast Titans captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, there are three countries he could choose from at the end of the year – including England.

“I’d love to play for Australia if I have the chance and if I’m good enough to make it,” Fa’asuamaleaui Fox Sports.

“I’m born and raised here and I love my heritage and Samoa.

“I’d love to be playing good enough to be in a position where I have to make that decision.

“I actually used to sit there with my dad and my brother and write up a potential Samoan team. I’ve always done that since I was young.

“But the Australian team is obviously the best of the best, that’s nothing against Samoa because Samoa means so much to me.

“But I grew up watching Darren Lockyer and Greg Inglis and they all played for Australia and when I retire I want to say I have played for Australia too.

“I can actually play for England too, my pop’s English and my nan’s Danish too.”

It remains to be seen whether England head coach Shaun Wane would pick him as preparations continue for the prestigious World Cup at the end of the year.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments