Tongan Thor detained by Prop Secret Police after footage of illegal pass leaked
Tongan Thor has been detained by the Prop Secret Police after footage of an illegal pass emerged this weekend.
The pass that obliterated the Springboks World No.1 chances is not legal for Props to pass and a full scale investigation has been launched at Propland Yard.
The one-handed, no-look try assist is highly illegal for props and can result in serious side effects for all front-rowers, as their brain is not able to comprehend what it sees its body is doing when it makes such a pass.
This can lead to a feedback loop in the prop’s brain, which can leave them permanently ‘brain wrong’.
It’s a dreadful example for Tongan Thor to set, as it could lead to more young props attempting the same pass, again risking their own health.
Tongan Thor, real name Taniela Tupou, was invited on the Wallabies 2016 Spring Tour as a Development Player before earning his first Test cap against Scotland at Murrayfield the following year.
Place of birth: Vaini, Tonga
IN OTHER NEWS: The World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge 2021, a six-team tournament aiming at raising competitiveness, will be hosted in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 22-30 October.
Following an enforced break owing to the global pandemic, the Americas Pacific Challenge returns with teams from North and South America. Argentina XV, Brazil A, Chile A, Paraguay A, Uruguay A and USA Selects will compete over three rounds of matches at the Estadio Charrúa.
The World Rugby funded and supported tournament, which is hosted by the Unión de Rugby del Uruguay, will focus on the development of the future stars of the game. Supporting that ambition, 23 of the 28 players in the squad must be 23 years of age or under. The remaining five players can be any age over 18 years.
The six teams will be allocated into two pools of three. Teams in Pool A – Argentina XV, Chile A and Brazil A – will play the teams in Pool B – Uruguay A, USA Selects and Paraguay A – once, with the tournament winner determined by the number of competition points accrued across the three rounds.