Shute Shield Season Preview: PENRITH with Teki Tuipulotu

by Paul Cook - Penrith legend Teki Tuipulotu knew he was walking into a thankless task when he took up the reigns at the foot of the mountains towards the end of 2013. The former Tongan international was faced with a lack of players on the pitch and a shortage of funds off it, and spent last season trying to lay some groundwork for the future, with a vision of restoring the Emus to the halcyon days of the Scott Johnson era under which he played. Finals football may be a distant dream but for now, making Penrith competitive in all grades on a weekly basis would be a major step in the right direction. Player retention and recruitment has been the focus in the off-season as the club looks to build greater strength in depth and while the results this year will ultimately define his success on both fronts, he is quietly confident of an improved showing. Rugby News spoke to Teki abo
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