- Publish Date
- Monday, 31 July 2017, 5:04PM
This is the video that has shocked rugby league officials. The footage is from an Under 8's game in Canterbury Bulldogs juniors.
The Samoan boy plays for St Johns Eagles and is more than double the body weight of many of his rivals.
This try he scores shows the opposition, the Berala Bears, have no hope of stopping him.
One by one he palms his tiny opponents away to score a long range try.
Yet the chairman of his club Nasser Matta, describes the boy as a "gentle giant."
"We just follow the rules," Matta said, "And there are some even bigger kids playing.
"This 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."
The footage was posted on Facebook over the weekend by a parent from an opposition team.
- This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.