Here is your exclusive access to behind the scenes of Western Sydney Rams. We sat down with Vaitoa Senio Toleafoa, NRC Professional (Western Sydney Rams Player) for a quick question and answer!
- Give us a brief history of your playing career.
I played a bit of u20s for Samoa and Australia in 2012 to 2013. Then I was with the Rams in 2014 but didn’t make an appearance. In 2015 I played for the Sydney stars and now I’m back with the Rams for the 2016 season.
- You got a quick call up into the Waratahs environment when you got to Sydney.
You must have felt happy with your decision.
Yes, I was very grateful to have been given an opportunity to join the Tahs setup. Things weren’t looking too bright for me around this time last year in terms of where footy was taking me. So to have been given a call to join the Tahs meant so much to my family and myself.
- Which of the opposition teams do you want to beat the most? Why?
Obviously our team isn’t blessed with a large number of super rugby players like the other NRC teams do, however I see this as an awesome opportunity for us to step up and show Australians what the Rams can do.To get a win over the Eagles and the Rays would give us a lot of confidence to move forward because it means that the Rams, a team full of “club players”, can compete with the best New South Wales has to offer.I love that challenge and I look forward to facing up against these fierce rivals.
- Which of your teammates should supporters look out for?
I’d definitely label our number 8 – Tyron Viiga, as a player to keep an eye on. He is a very aggressive player who leads from the front in terms of physicality and ball carries.