It usually takes a fair bit to bring down giant Gold Coast Titan centre Esi Tonga.
But the emerging star recently met his match in the form of an undercooked chook.
Tonga is set to be sent on a Master Chef course by the club after spending a week in hospital with salmonella poisoning.
The big fella has been copping it from team mates over the embarrassing incident.
But after losing 10kg as a result, Tonga is having the last laugh, insisting his trim physique will help him land a first-grade spot in 2011.
The Bulletin, 2/12/10 page 31
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