Each year, a number of young rugby league talent look to make the step up from the U/20’s to full-time training and extended NRL squads over the summer in the hope of becoming a first grade player.
In 2017, nine players from the Bulldogs 2016 NYC side will look to take that step.
Following a consistent season in the NYC in season 2016, young prop forward Peter Tiatia will train with NRL squad over the summer ahead of the 2017 season.
The hard running forward who can play in the middle or on an edge played 18 games for the club’s NYC side and averaged 100 running metres per game.
Tiatia has a great ability of finding his front, finding a quick play the ball and great leg drive. These qualities to his game will certainly improve as he works alongside the likes of Sam Kasiano, Aiden Tolman and Josh Jackson over the summer.
The opportunity to learn under Coach Des Hasler and the rest of the coaching staff will help his development moving forward.
Away from the field, Tiatia works as a demolition labourer.