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'F***** tough out there': Former Aussie Sevens player goes viral after halftime interview

By Sam Smith
(Source/Channel 9)

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Aussie Sevens star and Rugby League convert Emma Tonegato has gone viral after her halftime interview went pear-shaped during the Women’s State of Origin clash in Canberra.

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The NSW Blues star casually dropped the f-bomb before instantly realising her mistake, dropping another swear word in her ‘oh s***’ response.

The video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media as fans loved Tonegato’s honest answer and positive vibes.

@nrlonnine The chaos of LIVE television! #Origin live on @9now! #SOO #StateofOrigin #NRLW #NRL #LiveTV #RugbyLeague ? original sound – NRL on Nine

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The Olympic gold medallist is fast becoming on of the top players in Women’s Rugby League and played a starring role in NSW’s victory in the second Origin clash.

The former Sevens flyer opened the scoring for NSW by latching onto a grubber kick before it went dead in goal.

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The Origin victory to help the Blues reclaim the shield was another special moment for the St George Illawarra fullback, after a meteoric rise in her first NRLW season, leading her side to a grand final and winning the Dally M Medal as the game’s best player.

Tonegato will now have her sights on earning the No 1 jersey for the Jillaroos at this year’s World Cup.

The Australian Sevens star has gone all-in on rugby league after several years on the Sevens circuit with Australia.

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