London Broncos have added Tonga’s World Cup full-back Nesiasi Mataitonga to their squad

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First published in Local Sport

Tonga’s World Cup full-back Nesiasi Mataitonga has joined the London Broncos for the 2014 season.

The 20-year-old from Auckland has been playing for the Cronulla Sharks Under-20s for the past two seasons.

Mataitonga made his international debut in Tonga’s 16-0 victory over Italy in the 2013 World Cup.

London Broncos head coach Tony Rea believes he could become a real crowd favourite at The Hive.

"He had a potentially good career still in front of him in the NRL but he thought that the best way to school himself was to come here. He proved himself on the world stage and was outstanding in a tough, important game.

“The Tongans showed their confidence in playing him and he played particularly well, winning all his effort areas and did the team things you need from a full-back. He’s a potential superstar.”

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