sport news Why Penrith's Izack Tago is the only NRL player who still has a flip phone ... trends now

sport news Why Penrith's Izack Tago is the only NRL player who still has a flip phone ... trends now
sport news Why Penrith's Izack Tago is the only NRL player who still has a flip phone ... trends now

sport news Why Penrith's Izack Tago is the only NRL player who still has a flip phone ... trends now

Penrith star Izack Tago explains why he's the ONLY player in the NRL who still uses a stone-age flip phone: 'You have to click the button four times to send one letter on a text' Penrith Panthers star Izack Tago explains why he uses an outmoded flip phone The gun rookie has put himself on a social media and internet ban to better focus He says he now has to call or visit mates and it's made connections more genuine

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You'd expect a 20-year-old athlete about to play in one of the biggest games of his life to be on his phone a lot, but not Penrith's Izack Tago - he's still got an old-fashioned flip mobile that he barely touches.

The rookie back-rower turned centre - who will take the field against Parramatta in Sunday night's grand final - has put himself on a social media and internet ban, unlike every other player in the NRL.

Izack Tago of the Panthers offloads to Dylan Edwards for a try during the round five match against the Canterbury Bulldogs. It's a safe bet he didn't put a video of it up on his Instagram story afterwards

Izack Tago of the Panthers offloads to Dylan Edwards for a try during the round five match against the Canterbury Bulldogs. It's a safe bet he didn't put a video of it up on his Instagram story afterwards

Tago using a fan's phone to take a selfie during a training session earlier this week. Tago himself only uses a flip phone as he's put himself on a social media and internet ban to better focus on being a professional athlete

Tago using a fan's phone to take a selfie during a training session earlier this week. Tago himself only uses a flip phone as he's put himself on a social media and internet ban to better focus on being a professional athlete

But Tago isn't like most stars who live on the internet and social media - and that's

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