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NRL news 2023: Dolphins, Isaiya Katoa commits to Tonga, Wayne Bennett New Zealand Kiwis head coach application

Dolphins teen sensation Isaiya Katoa has declared that he will not waiver from Tonga on the international stage, even if super coach Wayne Bennett were to nab the New Zealand head coaching role.

Katoa made his international debut for Tonga during the 2022 Rugby League World Cup before a breakout rookie season in the NRL.

Born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand before relocating to Sydney with his family, who are of Tongan and Cook Islands descent, when he was nine years old — Katoa is eligible to represent Australia, NSW, New Zealand and Tonga.

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Bennett has shown a huge amount of faith in the 19-year-old after he was recruited out of the famed Panthers system in 2022.

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