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Gentle giant under-8s football player Vaka Tuitupou

Photos have emerged of an under-8s rugby league player dubbed the 'gentle giant' towering above his pint-sized teammates.  

Vaka Tuitupou is just seven but weighs 100kgs - and is hard to miss in the team photograph, towering over the rest of the St John's Eagles under-8s.

Not that they would be complaining - with the caption of the photograph praising the team's dominant win over Chester Hill 26-6 - not doubt with a little help from their biggest player.

The young Samoan boy made the news this week after a video of him tearing through his opponents with ease was posted on social media.

The footage shows Vaka playing against the Berala Bears in Sydney over the weekend.  

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Photos have emerged of Vaka Tuitupou, an under-8s rugby league player dubbed the 'gentle giant', towering above his pint-sized Sydney teammates

Photos have emerged of Vaka Tuitupou, an under-8s rugby league player dubbed the 'gentle giant', towering above his pint-sized Sydney teammates

The young Samoan boy (centre) made the news this week after a video of him tearing through his opponents with ease was posted on social media 

The young Samoan boy (centre) made the news this week after a video of him tearing through his opponents with ease was posted on social media 

In response to the footage, New South Wales Rugby League General Manager BJ Mather told Daily Mail Australia the game was now limiting how often Vaka Tuitupou plays.

'He has played in five games throughout the season and in each of those matches, he has participated

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