CAMPBELLTOWN local and Wests Magpie junior David Nofoaluma will walk onto his favourite NRL stadium with a spring in his step after bagging two tries during the Wests Tigers’ 34-18 upset victory against Manly Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
The 20-year-old Campbelltown Collegians product will face the North Queensland Cowboys this Saturday night at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, where he scored the 2013 Dally M Try of the Year last July.
He also scored the first try during the Tigers’ gutsy 17-12 victory against Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown in round 15 last season.
The Junior Kangaroos representative winger grabbed a double in front 16,311 fans during Sunday’s win at Leichhardt, the Tigers’ third in five rounds.
Nofoaluma has fond memories of facing the Tigers’ 2005 grand final opponents, having scored the dramatic match winner for his first ever NRL try during their 22-20 victory at Leichhardt last year, which was his second game in the top grade.
The former Ruse resident said the double was an “amazing” confidence boost and hoped for a massive crowd at Campbelltown.
“It was a great day on the field, especially at Leichhardt, (our) home turf, to get those two tries was amazing,” he said.
“I’m hoping for a massive crowd at Campbelltown; after today’s efforts and the win, hopefully next week we will get a packed house.
“There are a lot of Tigers fans out at Campbelltown, so I’m hoping they come to the field next week.”