Should This Young Rugby Player Be Playing Youth Sports?

His performance on the field is sheer 'beast mode.'

A video of a young rugby player from Australia is going viral this week after a shortened version was shared on USA Sevens Rugby's Facebook page:

Meaalofa Te'o is actually 9 years old, and he is an absolute wrecking ball. The boy's father said in an interview with Nine Wide World of Sports that his son's dominance on the field doesn't translate after game time, "he is a very good player but soft at heart," Karene Te'o said. 

Nine Wide World of Sports reports the boy's team took home the trophy at the at Under-9 competition in Canberra, Australia's capital city.

But some parents online are raising red flags -- should Meaalofa be playing with children his own size? 

In the first 20 seconds of the original video posted to YouTube, the boy single-handedly (literally just using one hand) knocks two opponents to the ground. 

#Rugby pic.twitter.com/Vf4Yw5IZ51

— USA Sevens Rugby (@USASevensRugby) September 14, 2016

Meaalofa is clearly talented, but he towers over his competition. A video taken at another angle, shared by Daily Mail UK, shows one of the kids who crossed his path struggle to get back up:

Some people are saying it would benefit Meaalofa's budding rugby talent -- and the other children on the field -- if weight and height were considered in youth sports, rather than just age limits. Do you agree?

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