Wednesday, 14 September 2016
This is nine-year-old Meaalofa Te'o playing in a recent rugby league junior festival in Australia - the video going viral under the title "Kid Goes Beast Mode".
On the face of it all very impressive but - at the risk of being a killjoy - you have to query the value of a kid built like this playing against players half his size.
He's not learning anything other than how to make use of his size and strength advantage. His opponents are not learning anything other than it's not a great idea to get in his way. And his team mates are not learning anything other than to give him the ball and sit back and watch.
If ever there was evidence in support of grading kids by size and weight rather than age, this is it.