Ex-Roosters hard man Quentin Pongia fighting brave cancer battle

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josie andrews
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Ex-Roosters hard man Quentin Pongia fighting brave cancer battle

Post by josie andrews » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 am

One of rugby league’s toughest players of modern times, Quentin Pongia, is fighting a brave battle against cancer.

A hard-as-nails prop in the rugged era of the 1990s, Pongia played 35 times for his native New Zealand and had a long and distinguished decade-long career for the Raiders, Warriors, Roosters and Dragons as well as English club Wigan.

Last year, Manly appointed Pongia as Wellbeing Officer because of the high esteem he is held in by young Indigenous players.

He recently underwent surgery and is fighting the good fight, getting plenty of support from former team mates as well as the Men of League organisation.

“I’m in hospital at the moment recovering from a fairly lengthy operation to remove a tumour from my bowel,” Pongia, aged 48, told Wide World of Sports.
“I’m on the mend now and pray I can overcome this moving forward.”

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Re: Ex-Roosters hard man Quentin Pongia fighting brave cancer battle

Post by southernpie » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:50 pm

Get well soon big man
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Re: Ex-Roosters hard man Quentin Pongia fighting brave cancer battle

Post by old hooker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:15 am

Best wishes to the man, hope he wins the battle.

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