https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/olsen-filipaina-was-the-garbo-picked-from-reserve-grade-who-made-a-wally-out-of-the-king/news-story/121c66e435a60423b2539bfbcde249dd...

Forty years after the man labelled 'The Big O' burst into Australian rugby league. His story is being told in a brand new book titled simply, The Big O, author Patrick Skene relates the tale of a humble and principled Olsen Filipaina, a dynamic and magical pioneer...

  Original post: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-devlin-radio-show/audio/rugby-league-legend-olsen-big-o-filipaina-on-his-legacy-racism/...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Daniel Gilhooly It's one of rugby league's greatest motivational ploys but a legend of the 1985 Kiwis says their heart-pumping stroll through central Auckland very nearly never happened. Olsen Filipaina remembers the scene clearly, sitting in the New Zealand...