Many thought that he would be a flop upon his return to the NRL, but he proved those doubters wrong with a stellar season for the Wests Tigers, and now, Lote Tuqiri says that he is only going to get better.
After missing out on pre-season last year, Lote Tuqiri has one message for any people that think he won’t get better.
“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” says Tuqiri.
Arriving in Australia only five days before the Tigers first game, Tuqiri was awarded with an Australian berth for his stellar efforts, but he vows to improve in 2011.
“I’ve trained really hard and just getting the structures right and the calls right [will make a difference], rather than coming in cold like last year,” Tuqiri said.
With Tuqiri coming off strong trial form, he maintains that he is as hungry as ever to ensure that he plays well, and improves on his 2011 season.
“People [ask] ‘are you right’, but I still feel as vibrant and wanting to play footy as I ever have,” he said.
“Last year I was reborn, in a sense, when I came back and played rugby league. I feel great. The body’s not slowing down at all. I think the sky’s the limit.”
With the Tigers having more self-belief this year, Tuqiri is confident that the Tigers can win the premiership.
“Definitely [we can win it],” he said.
“You always want to improve every year and I think we’ve got the squad here to win.”