PLAYERS | Sunia Turuva

Panther 609

3 matches [2022]

4 points [1 try]


St. Marys junior who played junior grades from 2018, before appearing in the NSW Cup team in 2021. That same season, he was promoted to the development list in the NRL squad. In 2022, he was elevated to the NRL squad.

After initially being named as the 18th man for a number of matches, he finally made his NRL debut in Round 21 versus Canberra, coming off the bench late in the second half in Penrith’s 26-6 victory. He retained his spot in the 17 the following week and made his third and last appearance for the season in the final premiership round versus North Queensland, where he crossed for his first try.

He would then play a large role in the Panthers winning both the NSW Cup title and NRL State Championship.

Having achieved the rare feat of making his Test debut for Fiji before his NRL debut, he was named in the Fijian squad for the end of season World Cup.


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