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Taumalolo reveals struggle with NRL hype

  • Taumalolo reveals struggle with NRL hype

    TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys looks on during the round eight NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

North Queensland coach Paul Green has paid tribute to Jason Taumalolo ahead of his 100th NRL game after revealing the forward once struggled with being compared to Sonny Bill Williams at just 18.

Kiwi wrecking ball Taumalolo - now 23 - will mark game No.100 when he runs out against ladder leaders Cronulla on Monday night.

"I am very proud of Jase. He had to deal with the 'next Sonny Bill Williams' headline and I don't think that is healthy," Green said.

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