Utility Tuimoala Lolohea has a message for everyone who has been questioning his future with the Vodafone Warriors this week.
Before flying to Canberra via Sydney with the NRL side today, the 21-year-old underlined his passion for his club by telling Vodafone Warriors TV: “I’m loving it here at the club. I want to be here forever actually.
“I see this as my home and I’m fortunate to be here. I’ve been here since I was 15 and I just want to get back on the field and play some footy.”
Lolohea’s appearance against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday will be his 43rd since head coach Andrew McFadden handed him his debut at the age of 19 as Vodafone Warrior No 192 against Manly in July, 2014.
“I have been frustrated (with reduced game time recently) but at the end of the day Cappy makes the final decision,” he said.
“He thought it was the right decision to stay with the players on the field (against Manly). They were doing a good job and the big boys were going forward. I respect his decision.
“I will get through this having a positive mind-set and I know I’m going to come out a better footy player.
“The boys who are playing first grade at the moment are playing well and it’s also good that we have competition and we’re fighting for spots. That’s the most important thing.”
Lolohea has appeared in 16 of the Vodafone Warriors’ 17 games so far this season, scoring four tries to lift his career total to 15.
Via Warriors Media