RUPA Rising Star Q&A: Junior Laloifi

Junior Laloifi was the leading tryscorer in last year's NRC, crossing 14 times to help Brisbane City claim back to back premierships. On the back of that form, the 21-year old picked up a full time contract with the Reds and is now on track to make his Super Rugby debut. Firstly mate, congratulations you recently became a father. How are the sleeping patterns? Ah thank you. She was born last week so she is five days old. I now realise how important sleep is but apart from that I am loving every moment of it, fatherhood is amazing. You picked up a Reds contract as the “Ballymore Kid” after impressing in last year’s NRC. How important was that competition for your development? It was definitely important. Having that pathway from club rugby to Super Rugby made a huge difference. It’s a big leap between competitions so it does show that there is a pathway and it does work so I’m very grateful for it. How has your first professional pre season been?  It’s been really to
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