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Footy fans were given an insight into the thoughts of an NRL player when Manly forward Jesse Sene-Lefao answered questions in a Q&A on the official NRL Facebook page on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Samoa international, who won Manly's rookie of the year award last season, took questions from fans during the Auckland Nines weekend on everything from pre-game rituals to the toughest players he has face in rugby league.

The hardest player to tackle in the NRL? "Greg Inglis. Real gangly!" The best player in the game? "Right now, Kieran Foran," Sene-Lefao responded.

Sene-Lefao rated the impressive Eels side as the toughest side he faced at the Nines, and the Melbourne Storm as Manly's toughest competitor in the NRL. 

He also spoke of his pride in representing the Sea Eagles and the country of his heritage at the highest level. 

"Playing for your family is one of the proudest things you can do, especially playing for Samoa in the Four Nations," he said. 

"At the moment, I'd love to stay at Manly for many more years to come."

Fans got into the nitty gritty as well, grilling Sene-Lefao on his favourite pre-game food ("good question... porridge and banana"), music ("Slow jamz! Love songs. Church songs.") and whether there was a way to stay match fit without going to the gym ("You need to go to the gym. It's all about staying active. It's not training if you like it!").

After touching on his start in the game, being spotted as a 16-year-old Penrith junior playing in the fourth division, Sene-Lefao was asked by a fellow local Penrith for any tips to go far in footy. His answer was a simple one: "Never give up. Do everything you can control and sure enough the results should come!"

See Sene-Lefao's full fan Q&A here, and follow the NRL on Facebook for more insights into the players behind the game.

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