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Meet Tui Katoa

Name: Tui Katoa

Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand

Height: 184cm

Weight: 88kg

Junior Club: Chester Hill Hornets

DOB: 27/04/1999

Who is your favourite Sports Hero? Malakai Fekitoa

What are the three reasons you like being a part of a team sport? Being able to work together as a team, having your teammates back and the bond.

What is the best part about rugby league? Being able to look after loved ones.

What is your favourite quote? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What is your favourite song to listen to before a game? World's Greatest – R Kelly

What is your favourite movie about sport? The Rocky series

How does an athlete make you a better person? It helps me keep fit and allows me to enjoy the little things in life.

What is the one thing you always do after a good performance? Have a quiet beer.

If you could play another sport, what would it be? Rugby Union.

Which NRL club did you support as a kid? Wests Tigers

What age were you when you started playing rugby league? 5

What is your favourite food to eat the night before a game? Thai

What will you remember most from 2018? Re-signing with the club.

Who was your favourite player when you were growing up? Johnathan Thurston.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to children playing rugby league? Hard work beats talent, when talent refuses to work hard.

What is your favourite rugby league moment to date? Winning the under 13 Grand Final.

How did you become a Bulldog? A local junior who grew up in the district and have come through the club's junior programs.

If you could be another player for a week, who would it be and why? Jason Taumalolo – Because he is massive!

Best piece of advice you have received? Never give up!

What is your earliest rugby league memory? The Bulldogs winning the 2004 Grand Final.

Tui Katoa's 2018 Highlights