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'A true pioneer': How Olsen Filipaina overcame racism to pave the way for today's Polynesian rugby league superstars

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When Olsen Filipaina signed with Balmain forty years ago he quickly became known as the Galloping Garbo, the working-class hero who thrilled crowds in between shifts as a garbage collector. But it wasn’t always easy.

Source: ABC Rugby League
'A true pioneer': How Olsen Filipaina overcame racism to pave the way for today's Polynesian rugby league superstars

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