Lalakai Foketi

Foketi finding his feet in second Super Rugby chance

The 23-year-old played Super Rugby for the Rebels in 2014, signed from Shute Shield club Manly after playing Australian Schoolboys and U20s, and came in with plenty of high hopes.

Though he made his Super Rugby debut in that season, he played just 12 minutes all year, before being released.

“Going to Melbourne when I was 18, I didn’t know what to do - it was my first time living out of home and I was like a little kid in a candy store, being in a Super Rugby team that early,” he said.