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Koroisau Ready To Face Former Club

“I’m so keen to get back, watching the boys play and win games I want to be part of that as well.
29 Apr 2021 14:47
Koroisau Ready To Face Former Club
Penrith Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau during a training session on April 27,2021. Photo: NRL

Vodafone Fijian Bati and Penrith Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau has recovered from his injury and is keen to start for Panthers in this weekend’s clash against Manly Sea Eagles.

The 28-year-old suffered a broken wrist in the first round of National Rugby League (NRL) competition against North Queensland Cowboys.

Koroisau was on the sidelines for six weeks after his sur­gery when the season began.

In an interview with Panthers News, Koroisau said he was fit and ready to return.

“Really good actually it has been a few weeks now. I have been out since round two but I’m ready to go,” the Fijian in­ternational said.

“I’m so keen to get back, watching the boys play and win games I want to be part of that as well.

“Honestly, it has been very tough watching from the side­lines, you want to get out there but you can’t.

“It’s one of those things that’s part of footy when getting injured so you just have to be strong and positive at the back of your mind because your time will come.

Koroisau is excited to play against his old club this weekend

“Manly are playing like a top eight team; they are really good all over the park,” he said.

“Leading into this week that sort of changes our views of how we play them.

“I can’t wait because it’s going to be fun and a lot of Pan­thers fans are waiting for something like this. They love their rugby league out there and I’m looking forward to getting out there.

Seven wins in a row

“It’s good to see that everyone is learning here and are hum­bled even though we won we are always reviewing our games to be better,” he said.

Koroisau has made it clear that he has no intentions in play­ing in this year’s State of Origin.

“It wasn’t a goal last year to play at the Origin so I make sure that I made a point to myself to play footy,” he said

“I came to this club. I’ve really enjoyed passing the ball around and playing rugby league with some mates.

“I will have the same goal this year and produce good rugby league moments”

However, Koroisau is a definite starter for the Bati in this year’s Rugby League World Cup in England at the end of the year.


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