Tongan rugby league star Jason Taumalolo's size helps him on the pitch, but it's seen him asked to leave a flight after the plane was overloaded.
Tongan coach Kristian Woolf told TVNZ the 24-year-old missed the team's flight to Tonga on Thursday because there was too much weight on the plane.
Both Taumalolo and 24-year-old hooker Siliva Havili were offloaded from the flight and were expected to link up with the rest of the team in Tonga later in the day, catching a later flight.
"It's a funny one," Woolf said. "We all got through and got ticketed and everything else, then they decided there was too much weight on the plane as they had to offload a couple of guys."
The team were travelling to Tonga ahead of their Rugby League World Cup campaign. Their competition begins on October 29 against Scotland in Cairns.
Photo by: MARK NOLAN/GETTY IMAGES (Caption: Tonga's Jason Taumalolo had to miss the team flight to their homeland because it was too heavy)