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Meet the 'Tongan Thor', a 21 stone speedster prop who just signed with the Reds

This lad’s a Hummer with a Ferrari engine.

OH MY LORD, you need to take a look at Taniela Tupou, the 18-year-old prop just signed by the Reds. Teams from New Zealand and Australia were both courting the signature of the ‘Tongan Thor’, and it is not hard to see why from these clips.

If Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald ever gave their DNA towards creating a super baby capable of one day taking over professional rugby, then this is what the aforementioned baby would play like.

Source: queenslandreds/YouTube

Australian rugby fans will be salivating at that footage as their tight five has been the weakest part of their team for years, and Tupou is eligible for the Wallabies.

And just remember that Taniela Tupou is now an accepted answer to the standard pub quiz question: what do you get when you combine an elephant and a cheetah?

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