Vodafone Warriors' Jazz Tevaga starts fundraising campaign for teammate Nate Roache

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Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:18PM
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Vodafone Warriors player Jazz Tevaga has started a fundraising campaign to support his injured teammate Nate (Nathaniel) Roache. 

Nate Roache has had a bit of a tough time over the last few years since his debut in 2016. He has played 26 games since his debut, but has been plagued by injury, including tearing his Achilles, a lumbar disc injury and most recently, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear at the start of July. 

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According to 1News, Tevaga announced earlier this week on his Instagram that he would start a collection of Trade Me auctions, with his fellow Vodafone Warriors teammates including Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Tohu Harris, Blake Green and David Fusitu'a donating items to donate. 

RTS and Blake Green donated signed worn boots, whereas David Fusitu'a donated a signed 2016 Mate Ma'a Tonga playing jersey. 

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Tevaga told 1News that he wanted to raise a bit of money for Roache to have a bit of fun after a tough few injury plagued years. 

"That kid just can't catch a break, it's just heart-breaking seeing what he's going through," "I would never wish that on anyone, to see him go through another season ending injury - it just breaks my heart. He's one of my good mates." he said. 

Check out Tevaga's Trade Me auctions here