Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma says he and James Roberts are ready to form a dangerous combination on the right edge this season.
The representative players have already formed a solid partnership at training this year, which will be strengthened with the duo now living together.
With Roberts joining the club this season, he and Nofoaluma have become housemates — which they believe will help them when they take to the field in 2021.
“We’re going to form something that will be dangerous,” Nofoaluma declared.
“It’s good that we play together on the same side and then we can build on our relationship off the field too.
“When things need to be spoken about, we can. It’s been really good living with him.
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“We’re also the same age, both grew up playing junior representative footy together, so we had a bit of a history together."
Not only is living together building a great combination between the two players, it’s also giving Nofoaluma plenty of laughs along the way — and he believes they’d make a great TV duo.
“I think if you put a camera in the house, we could have a little reality TV show. We would get a few viewers watching because it’s all fun at home.” Nofoaluma laughed.
“He’s a bit of a character. The household is pretty sweet at the moment. Some of the things he says are pretty funny.”
Although Nofoaluma is already pleased with the combination he has built with Roberts on the right edge, he’s looking forward to their partnership growing as the season progresses.
The right edge combination clicked in the season opener against Canberra last Sunday afternoon when Roberts sent a perfect flick pass towards Nofoaluma to score.
“Our combination is definitely developing and it’s only going to get better the more we play together. We’re going to build on our confidence,” he said.
Wests Tigers will welcome back five-eighth Adam Doueihi for Sunday’s clash against Sydney Roosters at Campbelltown Sports Stadium — our first home game of the season.
Doueihi missed the opening game of the 2021 campaign due to suspension but is raring to go in Round 2.
“Adam’s a great addition to the team,” Nofoaluma said.
“James [Roberts] and I trained with him all pre-season … we have built a good combination.
“His role within the team is demanding and he knows what he wants on the field.
“He can ball-play, he can run — because he’s had a whole pre-season of training in the halves, he’s comfortable in that position.
"I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him in that position and him owning that.”
Match: Wests Tigers v Roosters
Round 2 -
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney