Jason Taumalolo Ruled Out of England Tour
North Queensland Cowboy Jason Taumalolo has been ruled out of the England tour with a knee injury. Taumalolo will be replaced in the side with Manaia Cherrington.
“Jason has had a wonderful year, but holding him out of this tour will probably benefit him and us long term,” Kearney said of the late change that comes after stars Simon Mannering, Thomas Leuluai, Kieran Foran, Manu Vatuvei, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Shaun Johnson had already been ruled out of the tour.
“We’re confident we can cover his position from within the current squad and Manaia’s addition will allow Lewis Brown to play more in his preferred second-row role.”