My Toughest Opponents: Tevita Satae

My Toughest Opponents: Tevita Satae sat down with powerhouse forward Tevita Satae to discuss the toughest thirteen opponents he has faced during his career.

Club News sat down with powerhouse forward Tevita Satae to discuss the toughest thirteen opponents he has faced during his career.

The former New Zealand Warriors man, who joined the Black & Whites in the latter stages of the 2019 campaign, has faced some tough cookies during his time in the NRL.

Check out who features in his side below:

Full-Back: Billy Slater

He’s obviously the most well-know full-back in the world. His ball returns are very smart. He seemed to pop up in the middle of nowhere all the time.

Wing: Tommy Makinson

We played Saints in one of my first few games when I joined the club last year, and he did some real hard yards for them. Obviously he’s the Golden Boot winner for a reason!

Hull FC v St Helens
Centre: Greg Inglis

You never knew what he was going to do when he was coming at you down the middle. He was a big fella and a real tough opponent.

Centre: Joseph Manu

Say he is three on one in the corner, Joey would still find a way to get over the line. He’s been a real one to watch these last two years and has been key for them reaching the Grand Final in both seasons.

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Wing: Josh Addo-Carr

He’s the fastest player in the sport so to go up against him is almost impossible. He gets the Storm rolling to the half-way line on his kick returns.

Stand-Off: Johnathan Thurston

I played against JT on my debut and he was just a ridiculous player. I was a Cowboys fan when I was playing local footy so I looked up to him, and then to play him in my first NRL game was just something else.

Scrum-Half: Daly Cherry-Evans

His kicking was was elusive. When we played them over in Christchurch we beat them comfortably but you could still see the effort he was putting in for Manly. He is a special player.

Australia v Fiji
Prop: Sam Burgess

His aggressiveness is incredible. That’s all that needs to be said about Sam.

Hooker: Josh Hodgson

He was a big part of why Canberra got to the Grand Final last season – that’s a special achievement for and Englishman.

Prop: Jesse Bromwich

He’s a real key man for the Storm. He has great footwork and a great engine. He’s a ball player and proves a real threat.

England vs New Zealand, Third Test
Second-Row: Boyd Cordner

Boyd is a beast and one of the best back-rowers around. What more can be said.

Second-Row: Viliame Kikau

He tore us apart when the Panthers played us. He was a hard man to handle. I was playing with Ligi Sao that game and we both noticed how difficult he was to handle. He has special footwork and runs some great lines.

Loose-Forward: Jason Taumalolo

It’s hard to put into words what is so special about him. He’s the most difficult player to tackle that I have ever come up against. He makes 300 metres a game, which is ridiculous.

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