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Bronocs hooker Jake Turpin has overcome the injuries that ended his 2020 – and is now lending a hand to good mate Kotoni Staggs as he works his way back from his first major injury setback.

Turpin missed a large chunk of last season with leg and hand fractures, during which time housemate Staggs helped him out. Now Turpin is repaying the compliment as Staggs rehabilitates from a ruptured ACL  .

“We are really close mates ... it’s (Kotoni’s) first big in injury so it’s good to be there for him and help him out,” said Turpin.

“I had a few injuries last year and he looked after me really well, so it’s good to be able to repay him living in the same household.

“I’ve had a lot of injuries so far in my short career … so it’s something that I’ve made sure I looked after during the off season and returned in good shape.

“I feel like I’m mentally tougher – I feel like I can slow my mind down rather than dive head-first into things with that immature mind.

“I’m using that out there at training.  I want to be ready to go with whatever Kevie wants me to do and be able to put my best forward and rip in.”

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