Wallabies star loses house in cyclone
“OUR house is gone”. With those emotional words, Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou began his prayers for his large family in Tonga caught in the destructive path of Cyclone Gita.
The Category 4 cyclone unleashed winds of more than 200km per hour across the Pacific island where the government declared a State of Emergency on Monday.
Tupou’s mother Loisi and family live in a tiny village outside the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa and he’d heard of the devastation in his homeland even before the full force of the cyclone hit.
“Stay safe errbody.”