Tonga’s Rugby League World Cup squad takes on Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome invited Manu Vatavei, Michael Jennings, Ata Hjngano and Tuimoala Lolhea in to see how they shape up to snakes and Zip lining!

Tonga Vs Snake

A few of the boys were not very keen on snakes, so naturally, we got wildlife keeper Stacey to pull out one of our biggest Jungle Pythons, Wilson. After a bit of hesitation Manu stepped up to the task of holding Wilson. The boys were all impressed and jumped in for a photo, although most raced to the tail end.

Tonga 1- Zoom- 0

Tonga’s Rugby League World Cup

Tonga Vs Dome-Climb

Next we surprised the boys by throwing them out the window… Onto the Dome-Climb. Not a bad place to check out a 360-degree view of cairns, and as a special treat we organised perfect weather! The boys all conquered this one with no worries and even hung over the edge to get the perfect #selfie

Tonga 1- Zoom- 0

Tonga’s Rugby League World Cup

Tonga vs Power Jump

With the adrenaline running high, Zoom crew member Sam managed to convince the squad to take the fast way down from the Dome-Climb, the 13 Meter power jump. Now this one is where it got interesting. It appears the bigger you are, the more you dislike heights. There were a few shaky hands and maybe even a squeal or two. Although they all got over the edge in the end this one shook up a few nerves!

Tonga 0 – Power Jump- 1

Tonga’s Rugby League World Cup

Lucky we are not bitter losers because the Tonga squad took us on and dominated. Thanks for an awesome morning guys and congratulations on your victory on Sunday!

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