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Star player with amazing financial gesture to support former teammate battling cancer

They say rugby league is the greatest game of all, it certainly is the greatest family of all.

As we have seen in recent years with former Hull KR and St Helens star Mose Masoe and Leeds Rhinos legends Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield, our sport is one that unites people and inspires people to do the right thing which is why these three have inspired so many fundraisers in the last three years and will continue to do so.

In the NRL, one star player is also going above and beyond for a former teammate.

New Zealand Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga has made a massive financial gesture to one of his former teammates.

This teammate, Roman Tuhimata, was part of the Warriors’ junior system alongside Tevaga.

The two have remained close friends helped by the fact Tevaga has never left the Warriors.

Now sadly, Tuhimata has been diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) sarcoma.

But his former teammate Tevaga has come up with a brilliant gesture to support his friend.

Tevaga will donate $100 for every mistake he makes in 2023 – that includes missed tackles, errors and penalties conceded – as well as $500 for every try he scores this season.

He confirmed this on Instagram saying:

“To show my support to my brother I will be shaving my head, for the length of his Chemotherapy treatment (8months) it’s gonna be my last haircut.

“For every Missed Tackle, Error & Penalty I will be donating $100 + $500 for every Try I score towards his GoFund me. Gonna be an expensive season.”

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