Rugby. The superb initiative of Malakai Fekitoa en soutien des Tonga, eliminates the tsunami

Former Toulon Malakai Fekitoa paid £ 70,000 to come to the aid of Tonga, devastated by a natural disaster. (© Icon Sport)

Between 14 and 15 January 2022, the eruption of the volcano Southerners and the tsunami that followed devastated part of the archipelago of Tonga. The former All Blacks player Malachi Fekitoa (24 selections), which counts wearing the jersey des Tonga during the 2023 World Cup, is very invested for his native country where part of his family lives.

A support basket launched at the end of January

After the failure, Fekitoa 12 days ago trying to join his family, based on the island of ‘Ha’apai. But the natural disaster had cut off all communications on the archipelago to 170 islands in the southwestern part of the ocean Pacific. It was at the end of these 12 days that a “bizarre number” called “late at night” on January 27, says the former player of Toulon to the Coventry Telegraph: “When I cry, I hear my mother’s voice, I fail to make me cry. She went well, just like my brothers and sister, that’s all that counts. »

In the run, the current player of Wasps and future center du Munster opened a closet to come to the aid of Tonga with the initial goal of harvesting 50 000 £ (approximately 58 000 euros). Blown to the edge at this time of the season, he made his return with the Wasps in the match against the Saracens (victory 26-20), where 20 % of the ticket was reversed in this cage.

70,000 pounds collected, all livelihoods were expelled to Tonga

On June 13, Malachi Fekitoa posted the images on Twitter of all the livelihoods expelled to Tonga thanks to this cagnotte. In all, the player of Wasps a levé 70 000 £ (81,269 euros). From what to fill 3 containers of food and basic necessities.

Part of New Zealand, this aid arrived this week on the archipelago. Nearly 5 months after the eruption, the islands Tonga think of their pleasures again. The time is in the reconstruction of damaged houses and the repair of everything that was damaged by this terrible tsunami. Courage to all Tongians!

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