Missionaries creating buzz in Australian rugby

by | Jul. 06, 2011

Saints & Sports

A rugby star’s decision to serve a Mormon mission has caused something of a media frenzy in Australia.

Will Hopoate, 19, has announced that he will embark on a mission at the end National Rugby League season. The Manly fullback has submitted his missionary application and awaits news of his destination sometime in August.

Brad Walter of the Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Hopoate’s local church leader, Bishop Gabriel Miller. The bishop described the daily schedule of missionary work, the nature of the service-oriented work, and said Hopoate would be a better person for having served.

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