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uh okay that’ll be fine yeah maybe after the game we can we can talk to him after the game oh hang on he’s yeah hang on he’s just trying to log in now i think we’ll just go straight into it now so i thought because we know that our network is very versatile at the moment so okay [Music] um foreign you know i heard a really good story on the radio today uh more of i’m not too sure if you one heard it on the radio but more fm did a um call out to the tongan rugby team to your team and they played so they took us uh they took the song from your instagram they played it on the radio uh this morning um morning so but that the story that i’m interested in um they were talking about on the radio is how you became an ika so um you know you were working you were just a young boy at that time i’m not too sure whether you and your wife had already had your first child or but you’re a young man and you were working and the team were going past up north they were they were going past up north and you met them so um so i don’t want to spoil it because i tell me about that journey of tamiya foreign um hey [Music] uh foreign foreign foreign okay [Music] um [Music] your determination and your [Music] uh you know uh they they said that uh i think your wife thought that you were just joking that you were gonna so she she didn’t really know whether you’re joking or not and then all of a sudden you became you didn’t become a player but also you became captain so um thank you for choosing you know we can’t help but to be choked up alongside with you here okay yeah to me that’s the reason you became the captain [Music] for you to come here and say that you’re willing to leave that on the table and come to tongue okay how does that feel so nathaniel that you know we’ve all seen and matamata yeah jason double and all those guys hey they left all that money tell us how you feel and you have that opportunity but yet you want to push it aside and come and represent our little island tell us more about that please i feel my life how i feel is just pride and you know i come when i choose to come to tonight i didn’t come for the money right um when i first joined tonga i didn’t think about money i what i think about was i want to put on the red jersey and yeah you know do my best for for the country and do my best for the player was it a pass they already won the jersey and you know represent my family as well um money if money comes thank god um but yeah as as i become you know say hand over the to be a captain and leaders um money i still if money comes yeah thank you but i still as as a captain or as a leader i still have to to push that for this young generation to come through because and nowadays now everything it’s about money yeah you know you have to put food on a table for your family there’s a lot of uh young players have a job leave their job without getting paid or you know how they’re going to survive with their rants and putting food on their table like i said so that’s what i’m trying to do now is is just make sure these boys are getting something you know but right for me i’m coming yeah for me i don’t i’m i’ll become last i’ll make sure this boy is uh i get this first and and and you know make sure they’re happy um but yeah i i just feel i just feel pride and to come here to represent the chosing and like i said if if money comes in thank god for that but yeah that’s that’s just how i feel and inside my heart and just to come and represent tonga set up a meeting uh for this sunday i mean for this saturday your sunday yeah but talking with uh peter hardy the ceo of rtre i mean his hopes is to someday you know get you guys you know you know it’s not going to be like the australian or england money yeah but to get you guys yeah and that’s that’s the thing that we’re pushing here we have set up uh a meeting for this sunday or our saturday yeah which i and carlo will be privileged to to join uh peter harding and uh there’s a guy here that has three friends that’s willing to invest you know now rugby but they just want to know how okay good so you know it may not come in your time so nothing yeah i am sorry i i can’t control the meeting but hoping that people will come after you will be taken care of yeah someone similar to what the other players are or the other countries are doing and with their players they’re they’re well taken care of everything is paid for and all that but you know big ups to you my man for for standing up and to be the up you know the the captain of this team and you you truly are the person to be there and peter harding said that to me you’re a great guy and he appreciates you and what you do for the team and what you bring to the table i mean man this guy has nothing but nice things to say about you and and man and i see why yeah just watching you here oh my god i mean that’s the thing that a captain should say the values that we want from the captain they have the leadership but yet their values is different than than the way they lead yeah you have the way that we want it but anyways carlo yeah thank you bill i just wanted to follow on uh from there i have heard a lot of i mean we see it on the field but also um like uh bill was saying uh you know people say a lot about your leadership you know you’ve got a young team so i’ve done it so how do you feel uh going in with your your young squad um and i might say also courageous squad um for this weekend’s game with samwa um i’m feeling very confident um especially with all the attitude and the players you know after our game last weekend um and whatever we do um it’s it’s feeling good and um and all i all i have to do is just keep um just keep making them feel um you know feel a lot of taha and and strong you know coming up to the game on saturday um and um yeah i’m i’m feeling very confident that we’re gonna go in you know a lot of young like you say young players and unexperienced players in this level um so but they but they hungry and willing to play their hardest to the best they can be every game so um yeah i’m looking forward to run out with them again and on on saturday in mount smart we’re pretty confident as well but you know usually you get a game in um you know uh people tend to sort of rain on the team but it’s the opposite way you guys i think you guys have picked up a dance uh since uh saturday that i think everyone is embracing uh the team and you know it’s a courageous uh young team just before we go sort of down because i know you have to go i just want to we are everyone’s best wishes we can’t probably call them out uh tonight but we’ll definitely uh record all the names and all the best wishes that everyone send them over to um they’re just we’re sending all our offer to you and [Applause] um [Music] [Music] and there’s just two that’s a small portion to say um say good luck and i send their love to you so if bill doesn’t have anything say i’m going to give you the last words [Music] [Music] in the english language i think it’s camaraderie yeah and like you said before that attitude reflects you know your leadership yeah i mean i can hear is that the players in the back there’s making noises before dinner oh yeah well just man if you want to call them to come and show their faces you you’re welcome to it’ll be one verse for them if i if i move if i move the wi-fi will cut off oh okay never mind now how he had wi-fi yeah yeah team our economic team on saturday yeah our brothers from one of them yeah i know they’re going to give you guys a good game but hopefully you guys can come victorious uh even if you don’t win we are still behind you guys a hundred percent yeah we are we realize that we are on uh in the rebuilding stage and we’re we’re behind you guys no matter what hey uh thank you


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