Konrad Hurrell praises St Helens support for Tonga

Steven Hughes
Konrad Hurrell St Helens

St Helens centre Konrad Hurrell has praised his new club for their response to the situation in Tonga.

In January, a submarine volcano erupted and caused a tsunami to hit Tonga, causing major damage. It was estimated that the events caused $90.4 million worth of damage.

There is strong Tongan connection with St Helens at the moment. As well as Hurrell, two more Tongan internationals in Agnatius Paasi and Will Hopoate also play for the club. Saints’ Head Coach Kristian Woolf is also the Tongan Head Coach as well.

The club have also launched an initiative, which will send over clothing and sporting equipment to children. There will also be Tongan themed activity at Friday’s match against Warrington.

Hurrell thanks fans for their help

Hurrell will miss the game on Friday through suspension. He picked up a one-match penalty notice after being sin binned for a high tackle against Hull KR.

Building up to the game, Hurrell told Sky Sports: “The Saints club has been amazing with the support for Tonga. They’ve been outstanding, the love they have for for Tonga, it’s been outstanding.

“And on Friday, there’ll be they’ll be doing a lot of things like they’d be getting the Tongan flags out there for people to bring to the game.

“In the warm up, they’ll be having there’ll be wearing Tongan warm up shirts before the game. Even on the jerseys they’re gonna put the Tonga flag on the on the game day jersey.

“The club has been amazing.  Obviously they’ve done donations before. And for people that have done donations and help and support for Tonga.

“Thank you again. We all appreciate the love you guys given us. Obviously a lot of people’s got their own thing in this world, but for them to give time and money to help out Tonga has been amazing.”

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