Rugby league: NZ Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga's incredible gesture to help friend in cancer battle

NZ Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga's 2023 NRL season will see him donate money for every error he makes over the course of the year to help a friend through cancer treatment, .

Tevaga has posted an Instagram photo with former Warriors junior Roman Tuhimata, who's battling desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) sarcoma - a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

As a result, Tevaga has pledged $100 to a GiveALittle page set up for Tuhimata for every mistake he makes over the coming NRL season, including missed tackles, penalties conceded and errors made.

Tevaga will also contribute a further $500 for every try he scores in 2022 as well.

He has also pledged to run a half marathon in April and full marathon in October to raise more funds.

"Gonna be an expensive season," wrote Tevaga, 27, who has also encouraged his near-15,000 followers to contribute to the efforts.

"He is a genuine kind loving man - all the qualities that make for an amazing partner, son, brother and friend," he wrote.

"From all of us that can't imagine a world without him, we appeal to YOU to join us in showing support while he is on this journey and unable to continue working as the talented builder we know him to be.

"Let's alleviate the financial pressures and responsibilities of everyday life, gifting him the freedom to focus all energy into winning his battle and continue appreciating every precious moment life may bring."

The GiveALittle page set up for Tuhimata can be found here and has so far raised more than $3000.