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Reduced to tears

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SYDNEY - Former representative star Willie Tonga has revealed Parramatta's heartbreaking 22-18 defeat by Manly on Sunday reduced him to tears.

The ex-Queensland and Test centre has endured a torrid time since rejoining the Eels in 2012 with injuries keeping him on the sidelines for all but 16 games following his arrival from North Queensland.

During that time the club have claimed two wooden spoons, but under new coach Brad Arthur, Tonga has shed 12 kilograms in a bid to stay fit and he said going down in the final minute to the Sea Eagles was harder to take than any other game in a career that began 12 years ago.

"I was shattered," Tonga said.

"I've honestly never felt like that after a loss in my life. I'll be a man about it — I was tearing up in the sheds."

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