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Rugby player smashes his way through opponents half his size

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Incredible footage has emerged of an Under-8’s rugby player who stormed through countless tackles from his rivals to power his way to a simple try.

Why was it so easy for Samoan youngster? Well, that would be because he’s more than DOUBLE the size and weight of everyone else on the pitch.

The video shows the big youngster effortlessly gliding past tackles, and he is barely knocked off his stride in his waltz to the line.

The footage from Sydney Australia is filmed during a match between the ‘Gentle Giant’s’ side St Johns Eagles, and their opponents the Berala Bears.

St Johns Eagles' chairman Nassa Matta told Australia’s Daily Telegraph: “We just follow the rules. And there are some even bigger kids playing.

“The boy’s a gentle giant. He doesn’t just run through the opposition to hurt other kids.

“He’s aware of his size. He could pick up kids with one hand if he wanted to, but he’s just a nice gentle boy.

“He’s a good kid from a good family who just loves playing footy.

“I don’t want the kid to think he doesn’t deserve to play footy because of his size.”

You can watch the incredible footage of the U-8 player below.

One absolute beast of a player. Surely he will be one to watch for the future?

It’s a rising issue in Australia, with participation numbers in the sport declining rapidly. And to discriminate against this player just because of his size would undermine the very ethos of this sport.

There have been calls to sort players by the size and stature, rather than their age.

However, this would impact harshly on youngsters who just want to get into the game, whether they be big or small.

The strength shown by this young lad is a fantastic example to the youth of today. It’s an incredible display of sheer drive and power.

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