Player profile Thursday takes us into the heart of the Magpies' forward pack to chat with second rower Nu Akeripa.
Position: Second row/Centre
Date of Birth: 27 August 1987
Which NRL team did you follow as a kid? Manly (Seriously Nu? What the hell man!)
Your junior club: Campbelltown Warriors
What is your earliest football memory? I remember putting a shot on Tunui Maurangi and knocking him cold! (Tickets to Nu vs Nui smackdown are $25 and can be purchased from....)
What advice would you give young players? Set goals, make plans and work hard.
What sport would you play if not footy? Volleyball (That's different)
Best advice received? Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care
Your first job: Removalist
Which three people would you invite to dinner? The Rock, Dwayne Johnson (HEY! No cheating!) and Rocky Maivia (I just got trolled by a man crush...)
What is your greatest fear? Nothing!
What is the worst thing on your Ipod? Tunui Maurangi singing! (Tickets for smackdown just went up to $50...)
What's your most embarrassing moment? Picking my wedgie out in front of the girl I liked and not realising she was standing behind me.