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Wests Tigers 2015 season recruit Chance Peni speaks about joining the Club as pre-season training gets underway under new Head Coach Jason Taylor.

The 20-year-old, who played for the Newcastle Knights' minor premiership-winning Holden Cup side in 2014, recently signed a two-year deal with Wests Tigers, and said he was looking forward to this new opportunity to push towards a first-grade debut.

"It's exciting to be here and to get that full-time training under my belt," said Peni.

"I think having that can change me into a better man and player.

"I've only ever had under-20's training [with the Knights] so this will be my first year of training with first-grade, so that'll be a great challenge for me."

Having gone from finals football to the Knights to the Junior Kiwis team that defeated Australia 15-14 a few weeks back — scoring a crucial try in the win — it's certainly been a busy few months for the youngster, and one that's taking some getting used to.

"I moved here from Newcastle... and I'm just trying to get used to the traffic and everything here," said Peni. "It's definitely a bit busier here, but it's still pretty good."

"I'm just loooking forward to getting on with it now and getting stuck in.

A Wests Newcastle junior, Peni is blessed with great acceleration and sharp footwork close to the line, and will certainly be an attacking threat to watch in the year ahead — something which he humbly spoke about when asked about his skillset.

"I guess you could say I'm pretty quick," admitted Peni.

"I bring some speed to the team and I'm definitely keen to try and show that here."

Hear more from Chance about his new deal with Wests Tigers in the video above.

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Player Profile: Chance Peni

D.O.B — 17th January, 1994

Height — 190cm

Weight — 97kg

Position — Centre, Wing

Junior Clubs — Wests Newcastle

Previous Clubs — Newcastle Knights (2013-14)


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