England wary of Tongan pride as they build towards Rugby World Cup opener

England wary of Tongan pride as they build towards Rugby World Cup opener

Other than national pride, Wisemantel reveals that Tongan players are also motivated by a deeply ingrained sense of duty.
“The combine gives you an appreciation of why they play and what they play for,” the Australian said.
“The biggest honour for any player is to play for your country, but the second one is that family and looking after the family is extremely important.
“On a stage like the World Cup, for teams like Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, it’s really important that players play well.
“They want to play well for themselves and the team because it puts them on the stage to get a contract.
“Once they get that contract, they can financially look after their families. It’s not just the immediate family, it could be the extended family and the village.”

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