Our third player profile for 2014 sees us catch up with winger Tala Mapesone, who is forming a fearsome wing pairing with Junior Vaivai.
Position: Fullback, Centre or Wing
Date of Birth: 5 April, 1990
Which NRL team did you follow as a kid? Canterbury
Which junior club did you play for? Eagle Vale-St Andrews
Earliest footballing memory? I scored 5 tries in order to get McDonalds!
Advice for young players: Believe you can, and back your ability
Which sport would you play if not rugby league? Rugby Union or Volleyball
What is the best advice you have received? Stay strong
What was your first job? Model! No no, I was a storeman
Which three people would you invite to dinner? Michael Jordan, Kevin Hart and The Rock
Greatest fear? Losing someone close to me
What's the worst thing on your Ipod? Teletubbies songs (I think we have a winner!)
Most embarrassing moment? I was celebrating a try before I had actually
put the ball down, and someone came and punched the ball out before I