That was a bit of a hiding

New Zealand-born rugby league player John Taituha can lay claim to playing his part in a quirky piece of Australian rugby league history.

Taituha, who plays for Tumut in the lower grades of the New South Wales country league competition, was part of a record-setting game last weekend when his team thumped Turvey Park 126-1.

The scoreline is the biggest recorded against a team that managed to score one point, according to Australian league historian David Middleton.

Tumut scored 22 tries, with halfback Taituha landing 17 goals.

However, Turvey Park replacement Trent Peckham received the biggest cheer of the day when he potted a field goal on the stroke of fulltime to break his side's duck.

Turvey Park ? the home club of NSW and Bulldogs legend Steve Mortimer ? can take heart that there have been worse beatings.

Middleton said the widest margin recorded in an Australian game was Dandenong's 212-0 drubbing of Altona in the Victorian club competition in the mid-1990s.

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