He didn't even expect to be playing first grade this year, but now Warriors rookie-of-the-year contender Solomone Kata is eying a Kiwis Test call-up.
Miraculous tries, big hits, and clutch plays... Here are Home Timber and Hardware's Hard Plays of the Month for May.
It might be the longest road trip in the NRL, but the Warriors can't wait to face the premiers at nib Stadium in Perth in what is becoming an annual tradition.
There have been some memorable games in Perth between these two sides over the years, and Saturday's Rabbitohs-Warriors clash should be no different.
The Warriors have confirmed contract extensions for NRL rookies Tuimoala Lolohea, Solomone Kata and Sam Lisone as well as promising prop Toafofoa Sipley.
The Warriors are getting ready for the NRL Telstra Premiership's longest road trip when they face the Rabbitohs at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday.
Parramatta's kicking improves, North Queensland's front row machine, and the Roosters dominate a fellow competition heavyweight. The key stats from Round 12.
He played 160 minutes of top-flight rugby league in the space of five days but Ryan Hoffman knows the next seven are only going to get tougher.
After the Warriors fifth consecutive game decided by just four points, they have strung together three wins-in-a-row to cement their place in the top 8.
The Warriors have held on to beat a gallant Newcastle Knights side at Mt Smart Stadium.