For those that didn't know, he was stuck behind Payne Haas (Broncos) and Thomas Mikaele (Tigers) at Keebra Park High School, and didn't receive a single offer from an NRL club when he finished school. Rocked up to an open trial for Titans U20's carved up and got signed. Then started for U20's from round 1, usually playing 80 minutes at prop and dominating. Then got called up to Junior Kiwis as a 17 year old (pretty rare in itself). Now the Titans have signed him for 4 years on pretty big money for an 18 year old. To go from finishing high school and having no NRL interest to becoming a first grade regular in just over a year is insane. On top of that he had to overcome the tragic passing of his brother Mosese Fotuaika (a promising U20 player for the West Tigers).