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Sport Samoa winger Jorge Taufua backs Sonny Bill Williams to switch allegiances ahead of 2021 World Cup

08:35  11 november  2019
08:35  11 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Jorge Taufua (born 23 October 1991) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL.

Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua has backed returning rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams to switch allegiance from New Zealand and play for Samoa

With SBW's return to the 13-man game confirmed by Super League side Toronto Wolfpack, reports have surfaced that Samoa coach Matt Parish is pursuing the dual-code superstar to play for them at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Sonny Bill Williams in a blue uniform holding a football ball © Getty Images

"I know that although Sonny's New Zealand born but he's very proud of his Samoa heritage," Parish told NRL.com.

"We'll certainly be trying to persuade him to be part of our Test matches at the end of next year and also at the World Cup 2021."

This move has been applauded by the Samoan winger, who believes that his return from rugby union is exciting for the sport and the nation.

“He always keeps himself ready to go for whatever code and sport," Taufua told The Horo-Scope podcast with former Parramatta and Manly forward Justin Horo.

“Yeah man, it’s exciting, exciting times for Toronto.

"Hopefully he does get to pull on that blue jersey,

“I know he is a passionate Samoan.”

Horo believes that there is a 'big chance' that the 34-year-old will follow the footsteps of Marty Taupau in switching his allegiance from New Zealand to the tier-two nation.

“Straight away, knowing him or knowing good mates of his like Reni and Tong, I think there is a big chance that if he is given the opportunity that he will maybe play for Samoa," Horo said.

“I’ve heard him mention it before in media stuff,

“That’d be unreal if he got to play for them."

Having played in the Super League since 2016, Horo suggests that his move to Toronto will help raise the profile of quality players in the league that receive limited exposure.

“There’s so much talent over there that you will see," Horo believes.

“I think it’s going to be a good opportunity for players because like the Catalans they will play every second week on TV,

“The amount of some exposure to some good Super League players, I’ve said in the past that the depth isn’t there but there are five or six players from each team that can play.

“Guys like in the team that I played at Wakefield with, like Matty Ashurst, whose very much like a John Bateman sort of guy but no one sees him.”

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