Sunshine Coast Falcons star Tui Kamikamica spoke to melbournestorm.com.au after making his NRL debut for the club in Round 5 at the weekend.
Kamikamica became the sixth Storm debutant of the 2017 season.
The Fijian forward was called up to make his NRL debut against the Panthers at AAMI Park on Saturday night, making him Storm player no.181.
Mark Nicholls – who has been playing Intrust Super Cup with the Easts Tigers – also made his Storm debut as player 180.
Tui Kamikamica and Mark Nicholls warm up before Storm v Panthers. Photo: NRL Photos
Born on the island of Taveuni, 15km off the Fijian mainland, Kamikamica came to Australia in 2012 in pursuit his rugby league dream.
After starting out with the Parramatta Eels Under 20s, he moved to Brisbane after several years and played for Storm feeder side in the Intrust Super Cup the Sunshine Coast Falcons in 2016.
His performances last season caught the eye of Storm recruiters early on and the 22-year-old made the decision to sign with Melbourne.
Kamikamica has made every post a winner since arriving at AAMI Park in the off-season.
Standing at 195cm and 110kg, he will provide a significant handful for the Panthers’ defence.