A collection of pics from Sam Kasiano's season in the blue and whites.
He's been sitting on the sidelines for the past fortnight champing at the bit to get back on the field, and the Bulldogs say Sam Kasiano is ready to be let off the leash when they take on the Panthers in Sunday's elimination final at Allianz Stadium.
Sam Kasiano's try int he second half during the loss to the broncos is this week's KIA Play of the Week.
The Sea Eagles need to be ready for the Dogs' battery of big men on Thursday night but when it comes to in-form giant Sam Kasiano, he simply can't be contained – you just have to tire him out.
The Round 22 KIA Play of the Week is Sam Kasiano's charge down that led to Moses Mbye scoring in the 55th minute during the win over the Newcastle Knights.
Name: Sam Kasiano
Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards/Norths Aspley
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
What do you like to do away from football?
Away from football I like to relax with my kids
What was your first job?
My first job was a removalist.
What are your goals in Rugby League?
My goal in rugby league is to win a premiership.
What do you love about Rugby League?
The thing I love most about rugby league is that I get to play with my mates everyday.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
My biggest influence on my career has been my mum and dad.
What is your earliest league memory?
My earliest memory in Rugby League was scoring a try in my first ever game of footy.
What is your best moment in league so far?
The best moments in my career so far have been making my debut for the Bulldogs, representing New Zealand and Samoa.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Hard work = results.
What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?
Don’t give up, no matter how it gets. Just keep going!
Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?
The player I most looked up to was Ruben Wiki, he was just a tough player.
What are your memories of your first NRL game?
My memories of my first NRL game are that we got the win.
Favourite sportsman and why?
My favourite sportsman is Roger Federer. He is so humble.
What can’t you live without?
I can’t live without my family.
What is the TV show you never miss?
I love watching Suits.
What is on your bucket list?
Definitely to sky dive.
If you could play another sport, what would it be?
I think if I didn’t play rugby league I would play volleyball, because of my height and power.
If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?
If I was not playing league right now I would be working and living in NZ.
How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?
A player that gave 100%